8th May 2017

An evening at Loweswater

Time 4:45 to 6:15 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


As it was another nice day, instead of going straight home I headed across to Loweswater for a nice little walk. This one has plenty to offer. Great views at the start, a walk beside the lake, a really lovely section of woodland and to finish off, a walk through farmland.

Looking ahead to Burnbank Fell. I'm not going up there this evening, instead, I'll be turning left just this side of the last two bends in the wall.

Loweswater comes into view now, as does Darling Fell, Low Fell, Whiteside, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike and Robinson.



Fellbarrow and Darling Fell seem from the place I crossed Holme Beck.

Low Fell and Whiteside.

and looking around to the right, you see Whiteside and Grasmoor.

Here, I begin the lovely walk through Holme Wood.

Looking across the lake to Low Fell, Whiteside and Grasmoor.

A close up of Mellbreak.




Lots of Bluebells in Holme Wood.


As I cross the fields near Jenkinson Place I look across to Fellbarrow, Darling Fell and Low Fell.

And to finish, I pass by Iredale Place. A brilliant way to spend part of an evening but now it's home for tea.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks