20th June 2014

Burnbank Fell, Blake Fell and Carling Knott


Walk Overview
Time 1:35 to 4pm
Duration 2 hr 25 min
Distance 5.1 mile
Ascent 1600 ft
Walking with On my own
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.


Weather Readings

The Gadget
All readings were taken using a Kestrel 2000 Weather Meter
Live temperature recorded at the time I press the hold key
Maximum Wind Speed Maximum wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location Average Wind Speed
Average wind speed since the weather meter was turned on at each location
Wind Chill
Combination of wind speed and temperature. The gadget does the calculations not me.

Route Map


Must be something I said !!

Looking along the track from the start of the walk. Up there on the right half of the picture is Burnbank Fell.

On the left hand side of the track you have a view across to Fellbarrow. I'd left home to walk there this afternoon but changed my mind on the drive through.

It looks like they've been busy making hay while the sun shines at Fangs Brow Farm.


Here you have today's first picture showing the distinctive fells of Whiteside and Grasmoor.

The route becomes steeper for a little while and as a result, height is gained quickly and the views open up of the surrounding fells.


At Burnbank Fell summit and looking across to Blake Fell (right) & Carling Knott (left).

Looking around to the left you see Whiteside and Grasmoor.

A view back down to Burnbank Fell.

Looking down to Cogra Moss and Knock Murton from Blake Fell summit.

Lots of fells are in view from the top of Blake Fell. Whiteless Pike, Mellbreak, Hen Comb, Robinson, Fleetwith Pike, Red Pike and Pillar are among the fells in view. There's only 1 lake in this picture and that's Buttermere.

Blake Fell summit shelter.

From Blake Fell I had across to Carling Knott. All the while the ever present Whiteside and Grasmoor are in view.

A minature ridge walk leads across to Carling Knott.


I walk through an area of rough ground and cotton grass as I leave Carling Knott.

A little further on and still looking in the same direction as the previous picture.

Cloud of the walk !

That's the track I'm heading for. When I reach it I turn left to get back to Fangs Brow. Had I turned right, eventually I'd end up at High Nook Tarn.


Loweswater and Crummick Water.

A seat with a view.

"Come on lazybones it's time to get up"

David Hall -
Lake District Walks