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: Freezing temperatures, clear sunny spells and snow showers.

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.

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