11th September 2009

Blake Fell, , , but not by a normal route


Walk Overview
Time 13.45 to 17.20
Duration 3 hr 35
Distance 6.1 mile
Ascent 1810 ft
Walking with On my own
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Godworth - Croasdale Beck - Comb Gill - Fothergill Head - Blake Fell - Forest path 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

I set out to walk onto an old favourite today; Blake Fell, although the route I took would be what most people would call a little out of the ordinary.
The mistake I made today was setting off about an hour or so too soon. The weather wasn't exactly what you'd call dull, but by the time I was heading back to the car it was just about wall to wall sunshine.

Walking along the southern end of Cogra Moss.

Blake Fell seen above the recently felled trees.

Another photo of Blake Fell, this time taken from the summit of Godworth, a grassy little fell just off the Low / High Pen ridge up to Blake Fell.

From Godworth I walked down to Croasdale Beck where I ( sort of ) followed its course up to Fothergill Head ( out of picture, top left ).
First of all though, , , ,

, , , I found myself walking through this area of gorse and heather. And as painful as the gorse was, it was worth it just to see such such a large area of purple and yellow at close quarters. This was only a small section of it by the way

Croasdale Beck.


What a fantastic secluded place; a truly hidden corner of the Lake District.

An unusual view of Gavel Fell.

And again, after I'd traversed around the fellside a little more.

And a not so unusual view.

Blake Fell.

Lots of fells for you to pick out in this picture. To name a few: Gavel Fell, Fleetwith Pike, Starling Dodd and Pillar.

Just before Blake Fell summit you're treated to a fine view of Carling Knott, Lorton Vale, Whiteside, Hopegill Head and Grasmoor, and of course the Skiddaw fells in the far distance.

Looking down to Burnbank Fell.


This whole area is still shown on the map as being covered with trees; which of course it isn't.

Blake Fell.

Obviously the tarn isn't as deep as I thought it was.

As you can see the fisherman isn't exactly standing at the waters edge.

Almost back at the car now after three hours of total enjoyment.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks