13th April 2009

A selection of Loweswater fells


Walk Overview
Time 09.00 to13.20
Duration 4 hr 20 min
Distance 8.6 mile
Ascent 2500 ft
Walking with On my own
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Blake Fell - Fothergill Head - Gavel Fell - Whiteoak Beck - High Nook Tarn - track above Holme Wood - Fangs Brow
Fells visited
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Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking at the top of Fangs Brow, Loweswater

This is another of the many roadside areas in the Lake District which have been adopted as a permanent, yet unofficial car park. At a push you might get ten small cars along here and although I rarely see no cars at all here, I can usually manage to find a space.

A gate in the wall next to the parking spaces leads directly onto the track which runs all the way to High Nook Tarn, taking in views of Loweswater and the north western fells along the way.


Route Map

The uglier side of human behaviour! Whether it be boredom or the ridicules idea that it's OK because the car owner was insured, there's absolutely no excuse for this kind of behaviour at all. It's just a pity that the authorities don't start to dish out more suitable punishments instead of trying to reason with these stupid people, which obviously doesn't work. Personally I'd like to see criminals like this publicly flogged. Perhaps when they've got no skin left on their backs they might think twice before jumping into someone else's car. (I don't say this lightly, I do actually mean it)
Anyway: I came here to enjoy myself not to get wound up because of this.

A hazy view over Loweswater to Low Fell, and the Grasmoor fells.


Burnbank Fell summit.

A view back to Burnbank Fell from what is normally a rather soggy area. Not today though, the dry weather we've been enjoying seems to drying everywhere up nicely.

Carling Knott summit with Blake Fell behind.

Looking across to Burnbank Fell, which gives the impression of being a much longer fell than it feels when you're actually walking there.

Blake Fell summit, and the darker, pointed Knock Murton seen to the left of the shelter.

Knock Murton and Cogra Moss seen from the point where I left Blake Fell and headed across to Gavel Fell.

Blake Fell and Carling Knott, almost, but not quite blending together to look like one big fell.

Gavel Fell summit. Considering how close this to home, which is down there in among the haze, this fell tends to get missed off the routes I do in this area. This is the first time I've been here since 2007.

On the track above Whiteoak Beck.

An unusual view of Low Fell, seen from the sheepfold next to Whiteoak Beck.

And now for the steep off path climb back up to the track seen in the previous picture. I'm sure there must be many a time when I'm visiting obscure places like this that people watching me from a distance think I must be lost or something.

Darling Fell and Low Fell behind Loweswater. I'm glad the bracken wasn't at full height otherwise I might have thought better of taking this particular detour.

Three pictures of High Nook Tarn.



A nice long distance view from the sheepfold near High Nook Tarn through Lorton Vale and its surrounding fells.

Whiteside, Hopegill Head and Grasmoor taken from Highnook Beck.

A lovely Lakeland view from the path above Holme Wood.


Darling Fell taken from the footbridge over Holme Beck.

Not too far from the end of the walk now and a final picture of Loweswater, Crummock Water and the Grasmoor fells.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks