16th June 2008

An evening walk on Blake Fell


Walk Overview
Time 17.20 to 19 40
Duration 2 hr 20 min
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent 1600 ft
Walking with On my own
Fellldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - (near sharp Knott) - Forest track back to Cogra Moss - Felldyke
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Felldyke, Lamplugh

Found on the quieter western edge of the Lake District, there never seems to be problem getting parked here. Perhaps this is a result of the limited number of fells that can be reached from here. Having said that, the walks that can be done from here are fantastic.

Parking is free.


Route Map

A new view of Knock Murton; previously obscured by trees, but now opened up,

Let there be light, , , , and so it was that the trees were felled, , , , and once again the sun did shine upon the path.

Cogra Moss and Blake Fell.
I'm not usually one for 'carrying on' when you're told to keep out, but seen as though there was no forestry work going on anyway, and I knew exactly where I was going, I walked around the keep out sign just past the car.

Almost at the end of the tarn now. Shortly after taking this picture the track splits where I took the narrow path on the right to get to the bottom of the ridge on Low Pen.

Heading up the ridge to Low Pen, High Pen and eventually reaching Blake Fell. The fence seen in the picture actually leads to within a minutes walk from the summit of Blake Fell, making navigation an easier affair, even in poor visibility.


Blake Fell seen from the small cairn on Low Pen.

A little further along the route and the higher fells in the north west come into view. Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor, Wandope and Whiteless Pike.

And a closer view, from the path just below Blake Fell. The fell in this side of the lake (Crummock Water) is Mellbreak.

Looking south (ish) with a whole host of fells in view; including Robinson, Fleetwith Pike, Pillar, Red Pike, Starling Dodd and Great Borne.

And a close up of Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike / Honister Crag rising at the far end of the lake.

The shelter found on Blake Fell's summit seems to have been rebuilt since my last visit.

From the summit of Blake Fell I headed down towards Sharp Knott, then skirted around its base to drop down to one of the main forest tracks. A steep route in any conditions, but add a bit of moisture and you really do have to watch your footing.

Back down to Cogra Moss and getting a broadside view of the area of tree felling.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks