Height: 192 metres / 629 feet Grid reference: SD 40973 96157 Category: The Outlying Fells
‘It would take a brave person to be on the fells today’ it said on the weather report on Radio Cumbria this morning and I had to agree, the rain was relentless and the wind strong at times. I opted for a smaller walk around Bowness taking in the viewpoints of Biskey Howe and Post Knott (neither of which are named on the map) and a short climb to Brant Fell. The photos today are the polar opposite of the last walk I did and I used the standby camera today as it was too wet to take the main one. It took a while to remember how it worked…
I could see there would be a temperature inversion over Windermere this morning so after checking out conditions at the south on the Gummer’s How road, I headed for the shop and from there took a short walk up to Brant Fell. It is easy to forget about the places on your doorstep sometimes and today was a good day to explore Brant Fell a little with the added bonus of being above the cloud.
There was more general murkiness again today and time was lacking so we took the dogs for a short walk up to Brant Fell, the Wainwright Outlier above Bowness. Usually there are great views of Windermere from both Post Knott and Brant Fell but the haziness today ruined that to a certain degree – I can’t grumble about being out and about though!
It was a damp and dreary day today, but still nice to get away from the crowds in Bowness up to Brant Fell after a half-term visit to ‘The World of Beatrix Potter’; the fresh air more than made up for the lack of views.
This walk follows Wainwright’s Brant Fell chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 34.
Today’s walk follows Wainwright’s Brant Fell chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 34.
‘A visitor to Bowness with time to kill, or wishing to escape from the throngs of day trippers, cannot do better than walk up Brant Fell and, in solitude, enjoy its fine prospect of Windermere or a simple scramble on its inviting summit rocks.’ – AW