13th July 2011

An evening walk on Barrow


Walk Overview
Time 17.00 to 19.00
Duration 2 hr
Distance 3.3 mile
Ascent 1200 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Braithwaite - High Coledale - Barrow Door - Barrow - Braithwaite Lodge - Braithwaite
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Braithwaite Village

The best option are the half dozen or so spaces outside the school. Other than that, it's a case of finding a space in the centre of the village.


Route Map

It was another decent evening so we decided to head around to Braithwaite for a short walk up Barrow. This is a lovely little walk at anytime, but on a sunny summer evening like this, you can't fail to return feeling more than satisfied.

There she goes again, , , , with no known cure, all I can do is feel sorry for her! You see, Jennifer suffers from a condition where she finds it impossible to walk past a shop if it's open !!

While Jennifer was inside enjoying herself, I stood outside getting confused about this sign.
Local Jersey Ice Cream, , , , , I wonder if they sell local Cumberland sausage in Jersey.



Once you're underway, the route from the village onto the fellside is a nice easy one to follow and as a bonus, you even get this signpost, which to be honest, states what is already quite obvious.

As I said, the path up here is quite obvious.

A close up of Latrigg.

Onwards we go until we turned left and followed the path along the side of Stile End (the pointed fell on the left).
The fell in the middle is Causey Pike and the summit of Barrow is just out of shot on the left.


At the summit of Barrow and looking across Derwent Water to Clough Head, The Dodds and the fells around Helvellyn.

What a fantastic way to spend a summer evening.

A close up of Cat Bells summit.

And a close up of Catstye Cam (the pointed one) and Helvellyn.

This is a picture of me taking a picture of Newlands Valley.

This is a nice ridge to walk up, but it's even better to walk down. Not just because it's easier on your legs, it's also easier on your neck because you don't need to keep looking around to see this view.

A summer evening in Braithwaite.

And finally, a view across to Swinside which seems to be part way through a haircut.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks