14th April 2014

An evening walk around Loweswater


Walk Overview
Time 4:55 to 6:20pm
Duration 1 hr 25 min
Distance 3.6 mile
Ascent 300 ft
Walking with On my own
Roadside near Water End - Hudson Place - Holme Wood - Maggie's Bridge - 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


As the sign says, it's half a mile to Holme wood from here.

Conditions were incredibly clear this evening and because the blue sky was extending inland across the fells, I nipped across to Loweswater on the way home for a walk around the lake. Here you have Red Pike and High Stile.

Looking ahead to Loweswater and the fells beyond. Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Robinson, Rannerdale Knotts and Mellbreak.

Darling Fell.

This is another one of my favourite Lake District views and another one where you get a high reward for little effort.


Mossy wall.

You have a couple of choices here, walk next to the lake or as I did this evening, straight through Holme Wood.




Loweswater bothy.

Whiteside, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Robinson and Mellbreak taken from the back (or perhaps it's the front) of the bothy.

Once out of Holme Wood you have this broad track to follow as far as the car park at Maggie's Bridge.


Low Fell. My route back to the car would take me in front of the houses you see over there.


The lake is left behind for a while and I head up to the main road.

Across the fields distinctive Mellbreak points skywards. For those that aren't aware, there is actually a path up the front of the fell.

A little bit of zoom is used to bring Crummock, Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike a little closer.



Mellbreak, Hen Comb and Black Crag seen from the roadside above the lake.

Hen Comb gently rises up at the far end of Loweswater.

And that was another walk around Loweswater and now it's time to go home for tea.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks