18th May 2010

Fellbarrow and Low Fell on a sunny afternoon


Walk Overview
Time 13.30 to 16.30
Duration 3 hr
Distance 5.2 mile
Ascent 1650 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Loweswater Road - Mosser Fell Road - Fellbarrow - Sourfoot Fell - Low Fell - Crabtree Beck - Darling Fell - Mosser Fell Road - 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

It was far too nice an afternoon to miss out on so we grabbed the opportunity for walk and headed to Loweswater for an afternoon on Fellbarrow and Low Fell.

This is a new view. Not because I haven't been here before; it's because someone has cut the trees down.

To avoid walking along the main road, this track offers a nice shortcut up to the Mosser road.

This piece of old farm machinery is a familiar landmark on this path leading up to the Mosser road.

Normally we'd have carried further along the road and then cut across the field onto the side of Fellbarrow (left). The reason we chose this route today was the large number of cows around the entrance to the field with their young. After a couple of minutes of indecision we thought it best to give them a wide berth, so here we are instead.

Fellbarrow summit with the Scottish hills in the far distance.

"Wait for me"
"You're dawdling about too much, you'll just have to catch up"

A view back to Fellbarrow.

Whiteside and Grasmoor are never really out of sight as you walk along the ridge, but the nice surprise along here is when Crummock Water comes into view.

Looking down to Lorton Vale.

And again, from the other side of the fence.

Now this is what I call a view.


Clear skies and a fantastic view from Low Fell.

Loweswater in front of Gavel Fell, Carling Knott and Burnbank Fell.
Those with a keen eye can look for High Nook Tarn.
Those who know where it is can cheat.

"if you hadn't already done a 20 mile bike ride this morning you wouldn't think I was walking too fast up the hills"

Darliing Fell summit.

Back on the Mosser Road.

And now back on the track down to the car.

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Lake District Walks