24th February 2017

A short walk at Loweswater

Time 1:30 to 3 pm
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 3.7 mile
Ascent not much but 600 ft is the figure I'm given
Walking with On my own
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


Yesterday we were visited by storm Doris which meant that even if I hadn't been at work I wouldn't have got out for a walk. Tomorrow looks like being total washout so I won't be going anywhere (unless I can find where I left the umbrella). That leaves today or in my case this afternoon. Thankfully it's dry, almost windless and with no blizzards or heat waves forecast I nip out for a short excursion above and beside Loweswater.

The notable thing today was the muddy and slippery ground. Muddy trousers don't really matter but on more than one occasion it was safer looking at the ground than the view.

Looks like Doris left some snow behind when she visited yesterday.


I'm not sure what time the race starts but the jockeys better hurry up and get here.

Looking across to Fellbarrow and Darling Fell.

I know I've said this in the past but this really is a walk with high reward for the amount of effort you need to put in.


Now I walk through Holme Wood to reach the lake.

Ah - - - this could be a sign that spring is on the way.


From the bothy I look across to White Side, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Robinson and Mellbreak.
+++++++++ actually, it's Whiteside (with no space), you'd think by now I'd be able to remember which Whiteside is which +++++++++

As I cross Holme Beck I remind myself that in a few months the place will be full of bluebells.


The snowdrop stands with head bowed low, , , , , ,

Fellbarrow seen from the field above Iredale Place. Once I left the track there was mud everywhere so It was best put the camera away before I slip and break it. Blimey, it would have been easier walking in crampons!!

And to finish, here's a picture of Iredale Place in front of Loweswater, Darling Fell on the left and the Grasmoor fells in the distance.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks