Seat How

Height: 311 metres / 1020 feet Grid reference: SD 16550 97150 Category: The Outlying Fells

The view over Seat How, centre, from the descent. The old boathouse is to the left.

Devoke Water from Seat […]

Devoke Water

I had enough time for a quick walk around Devoke Water this afternoon – it is guaranteed to be far from the madding crowd up here even at the weekend.

Seat How

This weeks warm and hazy weather continued today and a ‘stroll and swim’ was the desired objective for Connie (freshly enthused by swimming across Windermere from Fell Foot and back twice yesterday!). Once up onto Birker Fell though, conditions were a little different to those at valley level as there was a strong breeze which, although pleasant to walk in, coupled with icy water wasn’t conducive to swimming in!

Seat How

I thought I would keep away from the traffic and crowds today with a walk across Birker Fell up to Yoadcastle. The weather was beautiful – really warm with a slight breeze. I’ll blame it on the weather that I didn’t quite reach my intended destination…

Devoke Water

The weather has been a bit on and off today and I couldn’t decide where to walk. Eventually I ended up at Devoke Water where there was a cool breeze on the tops to make it feel autumnal and it was quite squelchy underfoot. I think I just managed to dodge the rain today though with heavy downpours either side of the walk.

Circuit of Devoke Water

I think the weather men actually got it right today, saying it would clear throughout the morning as it duly did. Although it was warm when sheltered, the exposed tops were caught by the wind straight off the Irish Sea and made it more than a bit chilly. Brr!

Devoke Water

It was very gloomy yet again this morning with the cloud hanging low over the fells. This short and easy walk is a good one which is not too far from the beaten track. There was, however, a sting in the tail for me at the end of this one – read on for details…

Devoke Water

I had a short walk this morning around Devoke Water, a largely missed and unvisited stretch of water. This is one which gives fine views, especially on a day that was ever clearing like today. Casper is ever improving as well – now he comes on command, which is good – now I’ve just got to get Angus to do it…!

Devoke Water

This afternoon I had a short and slow walk on Birker Moor, completing a circuit of the Devoke Water shoreline. It was warm today with a slight breeze; the conditions were hazy so it wasn’t so good for views until the end of the walk. Nice to see a little bit of summer though!

The Circuit of Devoke Water

Devoke Water lies between Eskdale and the Duddon Valley and is hidden just off the Birker Fell road. The Circuit of Devoke Water gives fine views of the fells at the head of Wasdale, Eskdale and out to the Irish Sea. There was a cold, cold wind blowing from the high fells today bringing with it snow flurries, but when the clouds cleared there were some great views.

This round is described in Wainwright’s The Circuit of Devoke Water chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 144.

Whitfell Group

Weather: Dull and overcast with hill fog and sunny spells.