Loweswater Fells

Start point: Maggie’s Bridge, Loweswater (NY 134 210)

Maggie’s Bridge – High Nook Farm – High Nook on Gavel FellGavel FellBlake FellBurnbank Fell – Holme Wood – Watergate Farm – Maggie’s Bridge

Distance:     6.2 miles     Total Ascent: 600 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 08:15

Weather: Sunny and warm. 10C

What a fantastic summer’s day for a walk over the Loweswater fells – the sun was shining, the birds were singing (the dogs were barking!) – I really enjoyed this one. It was such a great early morning I called in at a few well known beauty spots for one or two photos…

Burnbank Fell

Height: 475 metres / 1558 feet Grid reference: NY 10999 20950 Category: The Western Fells

The summit of Burnbank Fell is marked by the straining post on the right looking back to Blake Fell

The summit of Burnbank Fell is marked by the straining post on the right looking back to Blake Fell

Burnbank Fell

Burnbank Fell

Blake Fell

Start point: Maggie’s Bridge, Loweswater (NY 134 210)

Maggie’s Bridge – High Nook Farm – High Nook on Gavel FellGavel FellBlake Fell Burnbank Fell – Holme Wood – Watergate Farm – Maggie’s Bridge

Distance: 6.2 miles     Total Ascent: 600 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 10:50

Weather: Sunny spells, warm in the sunshine. 10oC.

What a beautiful day today, a welcome change after a couple of blustery ones. It really did feel like spring walking along the tops with the Meadow Pipits in full voice and the warm sun on my back.

On the way…

 

Blake Fell

Start point: Maggie’s Bridge, Loweswater (NY 134 210)

Maggie’s Bridge – High Nook Farm – High Nook on Gavel FellGavel FellBlake Fell Burnbank Fell – Holme Wood – Watergate Farm – Maggie’s Bridge

Distance: 6.2 miles     Total Ascent: 600 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Generally overcast. 13oC.

There was only the occasional glimpse of sun over Loweswater this morning and the wind on the fell tops was icy – a portent of things to come I think. My boots are falling apart again; regular readers will remember it was only 5 months ago that this happened previously and that pair only lasted 7 months. It’s back to the manufacturers as the shop warranty is just out, being 12 months from the initial purchase date. It will be interesting to see what happens next…

Blake Fell

Start point: Lamplugh (NY 089 209)

Lamplugh – Owsen Fell (452) – Burnbank Fell (453) – Loweswater End on Carling Knott (454) – Carling Knott (455) Blake Fell (456) – Sharp Knott (457) – High Hows (Lamplugh) (458) – Lamplugh

Distance: 6.7 miles     Total Ascent: 812 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours

Weather: Dull with sunny intervals. 5°.

There was sunshine around the periphery of the Lakes today, but all the fells seemed to be under cloud. I had a walk in the far north-west, above Loweswater which gave some fine views for some quite lowly tops. Not all is friendly for walkers in this area though, as you will see…