Loweswater Fells

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.

Gavel Fell

There is a subsidiary summit on Gavel Fell, described by Wainwright and named High Nook on Gavel Fell by Birkett.

Height: 526 metres / 1726 feet Grid reference: NY 11699 18386 Category: The Western Fells

High Nook on Gavel Fell

Blake Fell

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

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…

Gavel Fell

Today’s walk was over some of those less often visited fells between Loweswater and Ennerdale. What should have been a fairly easy walk was made harder by the weather, with strong winds and rain, and also by the terrain which is quite boggy and tussocky in places. The climb to Knock Murton at the end of the walk is a tough one as it is straight up and very unforgiving to say the least!