26th August 2016

Fellbarrow to Darling Fell

Time 1:50 to 3:50pm
Duration 2 hr
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent Ah, now that's the thing, I reckon 1600ft ot there abouts
Walking with On my own
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
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


It's Friday afternoon and despite having a long, hard walk planned for tomorrow, I still fancied a short(ish) walk out. So, as there was plenty of sunshine over here on the western side of the Lake District I headed out for a walk over Fellbarrow, Low Fell and Darling Fell. Here, I'm on the Mosser road looking towards Fellbarrow.


Looking out to the Cumbrian coastal plane, the Solway Firth and in the far distance Scotland.

Fellbarrow Summit.

Leaving Fellbarrow I look across to Grasmoor where I'll be walking tomorrow. The surprising thing this afternoon was how windy it was. I was hoping it would die down by tomorrow.



Looking back to Fellbarrow.


Darling Fell summit.


Back on the Mosser road.


And to finish, a picture looking towards Loweswater and Mellbreak. From this area Mellbreak always looks to me as though it's about to fall over.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks