The Circuit of Devoke Water

Start point: Birker Fell road (SD 171 977)

Birker Fell Road – Rough Crag (Birker Moor) (OF) – Water Crag (OF) – White Pike on Birkby Fell (OF) – Yoadcastle (OF) – Woodend Height (OF)– Seat How (Birker Moor) (OF) – Birker Fell Road

Distance: 5.4 miles     Total Ascent: 686 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours

Weather: Cloudy but warm. 17oC.

It’s a long time since I completed this circuit (8 years!) but I quite fancied it today – the going is relatively easy and it is certainly quiet with decent views all around. This one comes well recommended…


Firtsly, the Tour of Britain cycle race visited Cumbria on Thursday 10th September so it seemed rude not to visit – we actually saw it in two places, the climb from Plumpton and then later on the climb from Langwathby. Excellent weather for an excellent afternoon’s viewing.

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