16th July 2007

An evening walk on Barrow


Walk Overview
Time 17.35 to 19.05
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 3.1 mile
Ascent 1187 ft
Walking with On my own
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - High Coledale - Braithwaite
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Braithwaite Village

The best option are the half dozen or so spaces outside the school. Other than that, it's a case of finding a space in the centre of the village.


Route Map

Heading up to Braithwaite Lodge on a lovely summers evening.

Barrow is a great little fell; easy to fit into a much longer walk or as was the case tonight perfect for a shorter outing when time is in limited supply. The fell is perfectly situated for some fantastic views of the northern fells with hardly any height gain needed to take advantage.

And looking in the opposite direction the view into Newlands Valley is equally as impressive.

Bassenthwaite Lake and Binsey.

A close up of the higher section of Catbells.

One of the Barrow residents conveniently providing a foreground for this picture looking down to Swinside.

Looking back down the ridge to Braithwaite on the left of the picture, part of Portinscale on the right and the A66 snaking its way past the two of them.

A fine view indeed, from a fell of such modest height.

Barrow Gill seen above Braithwaite.

Zooming in on Latrigg and Portinscale.


Almost back down to Braithwaite now and one last chance to photograph Barrow and Causey Pike.


We are not amused !!
"Hello, what, , , who's that, , , a mouse; where" , , , "What do you mean, can I take your picture, you must have seen I was fast asleep".

Great Dodd on the right of the picture and Clough Head looking very clear on the left.

A quiet evening in Braithwaite.

On final picture taken from the bridge in Braithwaite.
The fells above the house are Skiddaw (left) and Skiddaw Lower Man (right).

David Hall -
Lake District Walks