8th April 2016

Cogra Moss and Blake Fell

Time 2:10 to 4:30pm
Duration 2 hr 20 min
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent 1600 ft - or somewhere close to that number
Walking with Jennifer
Felldyke - Cogra Moss - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - (near sharp Knott) - Forest track back to Cogra Moss - 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.

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


Knock Murton seen from he track between the car park and Cogra Moss.

Cogra Moss and Blake Fell come into view.

Spot the fisherman.

Well you do indeed learn something new each day. I've only found out in the last ten minutes that the path we're following up from here is called Donkey Trod.

Looking back down the path on Low Pen. Knock Murton on the left and the Cumbrian coast is behind.

Looking across to Great Borne, Starling Dodd and Red Pike.

Not far from the top of Blake Fell now and the view behind shows a whole host of fells and a small section of Buttermere.

Mellbreak, the Grasmoor fells and at the back, Skiddaw is in view.

Looking down to Cogra Moss.

Blake Fell summit.

and again, with Ennerdale behind.

After very carefully walking down the steep, muddy, slippery bit we now in the open and looking down to Cogra Moss.

If you're planning to walk around the side of the tarn after regular spells of rain, you might want to invest in a pair of wellingtons. Blimey, talk about muddy.


And to finish, here's a picture of Blake Fell seen from the dam at Cogra Moss.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks