16th September 2014

An evening at Loweswater


Walk Overview
Time 5:30 to 7pm
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 3.7 mile
Ascent 600 ft
Walking with Helen and Kayleigh
Fangs Brow - Holme Beck - Holme Wood - Loweswater - Hudson Place - Jenkinson Place - 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


Mornings have been noticeably cooler of late, although it is September I suppose. Despite that, the unseasonable weather we've been having has given us some pretty hot afternoons which have felt just as much like summer as it did in summer. This evening we decided to squeeze in one more after work walk before the nights cut right in.


From up here Loweswater was like a mirror this evening. A really lovely spot to walk of an evening.

This is the seat, , , ,

, , , , and this is the view from it.

Darling Fell, Fellbarrow and part of Loweswater.

Mountain Ash in front of Carling Knott.

The track through Holme Wood follows a diagonal route from the top of the woods down to the end of the lake. It's hard to go wrong here. As long as the path is heading down hill you're okay.

Darling Fell and Low Fell.

Grasmoor looms large way over on the opposite side of the valley. I did offer to take the ladies for a row on the lake but they said I was talking rowlocks.


Clear reflections on our side of the lake and, , ,

, , , , very hazy reflections on t'other side.

Loweswater Bothy.

And if you needed any proof that autumn has arrived here it is.

Walking through Holme Wood.


A view of Loweswater taken from the track up to Hudson Place.

I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of this bloke.

Iredale Place.

The day was drawing on and the sky over towards the coast was turning a lovely sunset colour. The walk was completed with good timing on our part but it did make up realise these evening walks are coming to an end for this year.

English on top and hyroglifics on the bottom.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks