Low Fell

Height: 423 metres / 1388 feet Grid reference: NY 13597 22262 Category: The Western Fells

Wainwright’s Low Fell summit is the south cairn. Confusingly Birkett calls this ‘Loweswater Fell’ and the north cairn ‘Low Fell’.

Mellbreak and Crummock Water from Low Fell

Mellbreak and Crummock Water from Low Fell

Heading for the north top of Low Fell

Heading for the north top of Low Fell

Fellbarrow

Start point: Loweswater (NY 128 217)

Loweswater – Darling Fell Loweswater Fell Low Fell Sourfoot Fell Smithy Fell Fellbarrow – Askill Knott – Loweswater

Distance: 5 miles     Total Ascent: 526 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 15 minutes     Start Time: 10:10

Weather: Grey and showery. 7°C

It was a grey old morning and I ended up not doing the walk I expected to but a shorter – and lower – one around the Fellbarrow group of fells. The rain came not long after the start of the walk but at least it dried up before the end. It always seems to be damp when I come this way so I must try and get here on a good day!

The Loweswater Fells

There were two walks today, both in the pursuit of Casper bagging the last few of his remaining Wainwright fells. The first was a short and easy one up to Latrigg – I guess I am guilty of always bypassing this one for the lure of the higher fells. The second walk took in the fells around Loweswater. This area is probably the longest drive for me to get to from home, so I guess that is why they get neglected…

Walk 2

Start point: Loweswater (NY 143 211)

Loweswater – Foulsyke – Thackthwaite – Fellbarrow Low Fell – Loweswater – Mosedale – Hen Comb – Loweswater

Distance: 11.2 miles     Total Ascent: 909 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours

Weather: Rain. 13C.

 

Fellbarrow

Start point: Loweswater (NY 128 217)

Loweswater – Darling Fell (276)Loweswater Fell (277)Low Fell (278)Sourfoot Fell (279)Smithy Fell (280)Fellbarrow (281)Hatteringill Head on Whin Fell (282) – Loweswater

Weather: Overcast throughout the walk.

A visit to the north western fells above Loweswater today – not much luck with the weather though as the clag stubbornly clung to the fells all day despite their relatively low stature.

Fellbarrow

Loweswater – Darling Fell – Loweswater FellLow Fell (182) – Sourfoot Fell – Smithy Fell – Fellbarrow (183) – Loweswater

A cold day, icy wind on the tops with some snow.