Blake Fell

Details
Grid Ref NY 110 196
Height 1,878 ft

When I was a newcomer to fell walking, it must have been two or three years before I decided to pay Blake Fell a visit or indeed any of this little group of Loweswater fells. It wasn't intentional; there just always seemed to be somewhere else waiting to be discovered or perhaps revisited. Once I'd been here however, I quickly realised what a treat I'd been denying myself. It may not be anywhere near as grand as many other fells in the Lake District, but if walked on its own, it offers you the opportunity of a nice quiet couple of hours on the fells with surprisingly good views.

For me personally, Blake Fell is quite close to home, and as a result, is somewhere I can nip across to on a summer evening walk or perhaps for a quick walk when time in short supply.

Of course none of the above means that Blake Fell couldn't easily be included in a much longer outing; quite the contrary in fact. Burnbank Fell, Carling Knott, Gavel Fell and even Hen Comb and Mellbreak are all within reasonable distance. And to state the obvious, the number of different routes you could devise around these fells would keep in walks for a heck of a long time.

 
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Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell
2.7 mile / approx 1400 ft ascent
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This is quite an easy walk to follow, the first half is along a track / path that would be difficult to loose and almost all of the second half follows a fence. I would say the best time to do this route would be on one of those lovely clear scorching hot summer evenings. Despite its unattractive name, Cogra Moss is beautiful when the sun is lowering towards the west coast.

 

Route suggestion: Felldyke - Cogra Moss - near sharp Knott - Blake Fell
2.5 mile / approx 1300 ft ascent
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The main thing to note on this route is that some quite large areas of trees have been felled since the map was drawn, particularly around the big loop to the east of High Hows. Despite the confusing nature of these wooded areas, my blue line on the map is accurate. The next thing I should point out is that as you exit the woods near Sharp Knott the path seems to disappear (but you are going the right way). Once you cross the (very) short tricky section, the path begins again and although initially quite steep, it does take you straight to the top of Blake Fell.

The path around the edge of Cogra Moss gets very wet under foot after periods of rain. If there has been enough rain to flood other place you might want to give this route a miss.


Photo gallery

 
 
 
 

Approaching the summit from High Pen
 
Blake Fell seen from the side of Cogra Moss
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 31

9th October 2016
  A fantastic couple of hours above Loweswater 5 mile about 1500 ft
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Blake Fell - Carling Knott - Holme Beck - Fangs Brow
 

9th July 2016
  Rain rain go away come again another day - Mellbreak to Low Fell 15.2 mile about 5000 ft
Loweswater - Kirkgate Farm - White Crag - Mellbreak - Mosedale - Mosedale Beck - Hen Comb - White Oak Moss - White Oak - Gavel Fell - Fothergill Head - Blake Fell - Burnbank Fell - Jenkinson Place - Hudson Plave - Grange Lane - Mosser Road - Mosser Fell - Fellbarrow - Low Fell - Crabtree Beck - Mosser Road - Loweswater Road
 

8th April 2016
  Cogra Moss and Blake Fell 5.3 mile 1600 ft
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - (near sharp Knott) - Forest track back to Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

16th January 2016
  Snowy Loweswater Fells 8.5 mile 2300 ft
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Blake Fell - Fothergill Head - Gavel Fell - Above Black Crag - High Look Farm - Watergate Farm - Loweswater - Hudson Place - Jenkinson Place - Iredale Place - Fangs Brow
 

9th September 2015
  An evening on Blake Fell 5.3 mile 1600 ft
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - (near sharp Knott) - Forest track back to Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

30th January 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 8
  Cogra Moss 5.3 mile 1600 ft
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - (near sharp Knott) - Forest track back to Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

4th August 2014
  Cogra Moss and Blake Fell 5.3 mile 1600 ft
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - (near sharp Knott) - Forest track back to Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

20th June 2014
  Burnbank Fell, Blake Fell and Carling Knott 5.1 mile 1600 ft
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Blake Fell - Carling Knott - Holme Beck - Fangs Brow
 

19th November 2013
  Cogra Moss and Blake Fell 5.3 mile 1600 ft
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - (near sharp Knott) - Forest track back to Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

19th January 2013
  Four fells above Loweswater 8 mile 2300 ft
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Blake Fell - Fothergill Head - Gavel Fell - Highnook Beck - track above Holme Wood - Fangs Brow
 

11th July 2012
  An evening at Cogra Moss and Blake Fell 5.3 mile 1600 ft
Fellldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - (near sharp Knott) - Forest track back to Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

29th January 2012
  Cogra Moss and Blake Fell 5.8 mile 1400 ft
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Sharp Knott - Blake Fell - High Pen - Low Pen - road back to Felldyke
 

11th July 2011
  An evening on Blake Fell 5.3 mile 600 ft
Fellldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - (near sharp Knott) - Forest track back to Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

20th May 2011
  Three fells above Loweswater 7.4 mile 2100 ft
Top of Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Blake Fell - Fothergill Head - Gavel Fell - Gavel Fell north ridge - High Nook Tarn - above Holme Wood - Holme Beck - top of Fangs Brow
 

5th September 2010
  Three fells above Loweswater 4.9 mile 1500 ft
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Blake Fell - Carling Knott - Holme Beck - Fangs Brow
 

7th June 2010
  An evening walk on Blake Fell 5.3 mile 1600 ft
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - (near sharp Knott) - Forest track back to Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

6th February 2010
  Sunshine on the Loweswater Fells 8.3 mile 2220 ft
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Blake Fell - Fothergill Head - Gavel Fell - Sheepfold Whiteoak Moss - High Nook Tarn - Track above Holme Wood - Fangs Brow
 

11th September 2009
  Blake Fell, , , but not by a normal route 6.1 mile 1810 ft
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Godworth - Croasdale Beck - Comb Gill - Fothergill Head - Blake Fell - Forest path to Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

13th April 2009
  A selection of Loweswater fells 8.6 mile 2500 ft
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Blake Fell - Fothergill Head - Gavel Fell - Whiteoak Beck - High Nook Tarn - track above Holme Wood - Fangs Brow
 

2nd January 2009
  A change in the weather on Blake Fell 5.2 mile 1500 ft
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Near Sharp Knott - Blake Fell - High Pen - Low Pen - Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

16th June 2008
  An evening walk on Blake Fell 5.3 mile 1600 ft
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - (near sharp Knott) - Forest track back to Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

27th January 2008
  A short walk up Blake Fell 5.3 mile 1590 ft
Feldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - Forest Tracks - Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

1st May 2007
  An evening walk up Blake Fell 5.3 mile 1641 ft
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - Sharp Knott - Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

10th February 2007
  Braving the elements walking Cogra Moss skyline 7.3 mile 2490 ft
Felldyke - Knock Murton - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - Sharp Knott - Carling Knott - Burnbank Fell - Owsen Fell - Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

7th October 2006
  The Loweswater fells. 8.9 mile 2800 ft
Loweswater - Hen Comb - Floutern Cop - Gavel Fell - Blake Fell - Burnbank Fell - Holme Wood - Loweswater (lake) - Loweswater
 

21st September 2006
  A sunny afternoon on the Loweswater fells. 5.9 mile 1827 ft
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Sharp Knott - Blake Fell - Burnbank Fell - Owsen Fell - Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

20th May 2006
  A walk around the Loweswater fells 5.4 mile 1624 ft
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Blake Fell - Carling Knott - Holme Beck - Fangs Brow
 

27th December 2005
  Blake Fell and Cogra Moss 6 mile 1722 ft
Felldyke - Croasdale Road - High Pen - Blake Fell - Sharp Knott - Cogra Moss - Felldyke
 

7th July 2005
  A walk around the Loweswater fells. 8.5 mile 2467 ft
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Blake Fell - Gavel Fell - Black Crag - High Nook Tarn - Holme Wood - Fangs Brow
 

25th September 2004
  Knock Murton and Blake Fell. 5.6 mile 2182 ft
Felldyke - Knock Murton - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - Sharp Knott - Cogra Moss - Rakegill Beck - Felldyke
 

28th September 2003
  A walk around Cogra Moss 6.3 mile 1749 ft
Felldyke - Leaps Beck - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - Sharp Knott - Cogra Moss - Rakegill Beck
 



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