14th May 2008

An evening walk around Loweswater


Walk Overview
Time 17.40 to 19.10
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 3.6 mile
Ascent 590 ft
Walking with On my own
Roadside near Water End - Hudson Place - Holme Wood - Maggie's Bridge - Loweswater Road
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, Loweswater (waterend)

Assuming that everyone parks properly, there is room for quite a few cars along here. This is my prefered starting point for a circuit of Loweswater or a walk onto the Fellbarrow / Low Fell ridge.


Route Map

The fields between the main road and Hudson Place give a superb low level view towards Loweswater and Mellbreak, and conditions this evening were showing it off at its best.

Darling Fell seen from Hudson Place.

Heading down the lonning from Hudson Place towards the lake.

By the time I'd reached this spot, I'd already decided I was in the best place this evening. My original intention was to do a walk somewhere in Wasdale or Eskdale, but throughout the day there had been a steady build up of cloud in those areas of the lakes. So, I tried my luck elsewhere, and as the pictures show, I seemed to have hit the jackpot.

And the view looking back.

Hardly a breath of wind, warm sunshine, no people, peace and quiet, and the overwhelming scent of Bluebells; simply perfect!

Following the broad track through Holme Wood.


Looking down Loweswater to Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Robinson and Mellbreak.


Loweswater shore line, in front of Low Fell.

Mellbreak seen from the lane between Maggie's Bridge and Watergate Farm.

And now looking along the lane itself.

The living and the dead, side by side.

Whiteside and Grasmoor.

Having a go at close up pictures.



Mellbreak seen from the point at which the minor road I'd followed from Maggie's Bridge joins the main road through the valley.


Mellbreak, Hen Comb and Black Crag (the bit below Gavel Fell).

A waters edge view of Mellbreak and Hen Comb.

Fragile nature.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks