5th September 2010

Three fells above Loweswater


Walk Overview
Time 10.10 to 12.55
Duration 2 hr 45 min
Distance 4.9 mile
Ascent 1500 ft
Walking with Andrew Leaney
Fangs Brow - Burnbank Fell - Blake Fell - Carling Knott - Holme Beck - Fangs Brow
Fells visited
Directory places visited

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

I'm pleased it wasn't as windy yesterday as it was today, otherwise it would have made for a tricky walk across the higher fells. Today however, we'd only intended to head onto these mid range fells anyway, so the wind, although very strong, was not as much of a battle as it could have been.

Loweswater and Crummock Water flanked by Darling Fell, Low Fell, Whiteside, Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike.

This was taken from the start of the climb up Burnbank Fell. In the far distance you can see the Scottish hills and in the sky, you can see the first glimpse of blue sky.

Across to our left, is Loweswater, Fellbarrow and Darling Fell. The dark fell on the right hand skyline is the top of Skiddaw.

Looking ahead to Burnbank Fell and Blake Fell.

Burnbank Fell summit.

Still standing at the summit and looking back down the grassy ridge we used as out ascent route.


At Blake Fell summit.

Just below Blake Fell summit we passed this small pool (despite the look of the picture it isn't very big at all). The surface of the water helps to show how windy it was along this section of the walk.

Carling Knott summit, and not just a pile of stones. If you walk around the side, you'll see that it's actually a shelter. There isn't exactly a lot of room inside but it definitely does it's job as wind stopper.

From Carling Knott we headed straight down the fellside to Holme Beck and the path above Holme Wood.

Holme Beck.

Further downstream and we're just about to join up with the track which runs from Loweswater to Fangs Brow.

Looking back to Holme Beck.

There was plenty of sunshine on offer as we made out way above the Waterend end of Loweswater.

A last look back to Fellbarrow, Darling Fell, Low Fell, Whiteside and Loweswater.

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Lake District Walks