30th December 2014

Fellbarrow and Low Fell

 

Walk Overview
Details
Time 11:20am to 1:40pm
Duration 2 hr 20 min
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent 1630 ft
Walking with On my own
Route
Loweswater Road - Mosser Road - Fellbarrow - Sourfoot Fell - Low Fell - Darling Fell - Mosser Road - 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.

 

Weather Readings
                 

       
The Gadget
All readings were taken using a Kestrel 2000 Weather Meter
Temperature
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


Photos

Self explanatory I suppose.
 

Last night I'd been lead to believe that the weather would be less good in the west of the county and as I hadn't planned to get out anyway, I didn't give it much more thought. When I got up this morning, the sky was clear, , , , , and as I hadn't planned to get out anyway, I didn't give it much more thought. Then, Jennifer introduced an element of indecision into my mind when she came back from the shop and suggested I "go for a walk because it's really nice out there". Okay why not, so after quickly getting ready I drove over to Loweswater for a walk over Fellbarrow and Low Fell.
 

Fellbarrow seen from the Mosser Road (pronounced with 2 z's not 2 s's).
 

 
 

The Mosser Fell road was left behind and I head across the open fellside to reach Fellbarrow summit.
 

Fellbarrow summit in front of the Lord's Seat fells which are in front of the Skiddaw fells.
 

Turning to the right and I see the fells around Grasmoor.
 

A view back across the grassy ridge to Fellbarrow.
 

Lorton Vale.
 

Looking ahead and slightly to the left you get a great view down to Crummock Water.
 

 
 

Low Fell summit cairn in front of Grasmoor. To the left of the cairn is Whiteside.
 

Still on Low Fell and now looking over to Darling Fell (left) and Fellbarrow (right).
 

Now I leave Low Fell and walk steeply down and then back up to Darling Fell.
 

It's not a particularly long route but it certainly gets your heart, lungs and legs working.
 

A view back to Low Fell.
 

It's a bit hazy today but you can still see three lakes in this picture. Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater.
 

For such a small fell which I suspect is rarely visited for it's own sake, you have to admit Darling Fell has a heck of a good view.
 

A hazy view over to the Cumbrian coast and the Solway Firth.
 

Back on the Mosser Fell road.
 

The final part of the walk took me back across the field above Askill Farm. Ahead of me are Mellbreak, Hen Comb and Loweswater.
 



David Hall -
Lake District Walks