29th January 2012

Cogra Moss and Blake Fell


Walk Overview
Time 12.20 to 14 40
Duration 2 hr 20 min
Distance 5.8 mile
Ascent 1400 ft
Walking with On my own
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Sharp Knott - Blake Fell - High Pen - Low Pen - road back to 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 only had a short walk nearer to home today. I didn't get up until later (that's not like me), and the weather didn't exactly get me excited, so I headed out to have a quick loop over Blake Fell.

Not long after setting out I reached the old tree line on the side of Knock Murton.

Cogra Moss in front of Blake Fell.

Cogra Moss outflow. The top of the outflow is fenced off now, so rather than climb under (or over) the fence I just took the picture while I leaned around the side.

Knock Murton, clearly showing where the trees used to cloak its lower slopes.

Blake Fell from Sharp Knott.


A view from the summit looking across to the end of Ennerdale Water, Crag Fell and Grike.

A little to the right and the view shows Knock Murton, Cogra Moss, the coastal plane, and in among the greyness is the Solway Firth.

In the opposite direction from the previous picture and you have an altogether more wintry scene.

A close up of Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike.

The north western fells.

Looking back up to Blake Fell's summit.


Looking down the High Pen / Low Pen ridge.

A notable thing around here is the red(ish) colour of the soil; caued by the high levels of iron ore in the area.

And to prove I didn't make up such a 'daft' name.

The old railway embankment is still clearly visible from when the iron ore mines operated in this area in the last half of the 1800s.


West Cumbrian countryside on a grey day.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks