29th December 2008

Silhouettes from Fellbarrow and Low Fell


Walk Overview
Time 09.50 to 13 20
Duration 3 hr 30 min
Distance 5.75 mile
Ascent 1600 ft
Walking with Andrew Leaney
Waterend (Loweswater) - Miresyke - Mosser Road - Fellbarrow - Smithy Fell - Watching Crag - Low Fell - Darling Fell - Mosser Road - Loweswater - Waterend
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

It was another gorgeous day today and after an icy drive from home, we set off from the roadside car park near Loweswater to walk on Fellbarrow and Low Fell.

Silhouettes behind Loweswater.


Fellbarrow summit.

Further along the ridge and looking in almost the same direction as the previous picture. The fells in the background are Binsey, Greystones, Broom Fell, Lord's Seat, Whinlatter and in the far distance are the Skiddaw Fells.

Looking back to Fellbarrow.

Not the easiest picture to describe, but to point out a few of the fells you have Grasmoor on the left, the small darker fell to the left of the lake (Crummock Water) is Rannerdale Knotts and the larger fell on the right of the lake is Mellbreak.

The view down to Lorton Vale.

Low Fell summit with Fellbarrow behind.


Heading up the STEEP path from Crabtree Beck to Darling Fell.

Darling Fell summit with Low Fell behind and Whiteside behind that.

Two suns and more silhouettes.

Looking across the cumbrian coastal plain to the Solway Firth.

The Mosser Road; pronounced Mozzer.

Now this is a strange one. I took this picture looking straight down into the water in Loweswater to get the reflections of the tree and two aeroplanes.

Walking along the path next to Loweswater.

That's a better picture of Loweswater, showing Mellbreak, Red Pike and Hen Comb behind the lake. Notice the reflections of the two aeroplanes again.

Tall trees next to the road.

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Lake District Walks