Walk                           :  Fellbarrow (1,363 feet) and Low Fell (1,360 feet) from Waterend (Loweswater)

Date                           :  11th April 2017

Weather                    :  Heavy cloud @ 11°C high winds on fell tops


Distance                   :  7 mile round trip

Time Taken              :  1 hour 25 mins to first summit, 4.5 hours in total


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview






A highly contrasting day compared to the previous Saturday and our walk up Causey Pike. Gone the sun, gone the blue sky to be

replaced by the threat of rain and extreme high winds at any elevated height. A highly recommended walk with some breathtaking

views in spite of the low cloud over Crummock Water and Buttermere



The walk starts at Waterend in Loweswater and near a public telephone box there is ample free parking for several cars



Over the road from the call box a concrete path leads towards Askhill and the Mosser road. Trust me Sue & Ste it really is up there

you have to go



The tarmac soon gives way to a stone track



Looking towards the north tower of Mellbreak from the path



At this junction here continue straight across up the tree lined track



Out of the wooded area and the path turns grassy and leads through two gates



This rusty old plough has well and truly embedded in the ground as we cross the upper field



Looking back to Loweswater from the field



Go through the second gate to get on to the Mosser Road properly



Stay on the road now for a good half mile or so



Pass a couple of gates on the right and eventually an area opens up that provides access to the open fell side through a five bar gate



Parts of the track can get really boggy as it approaches the higher ground



The track climbs through an area of gorse but is clearly defined throughout



Through the gorse and a faint track across the grass leads towards the summit




The summit Trig Point comes in to sight



The summit of Fellbarrow. At this point the full force of the wind could be felt as we are joined by a party of ramblers


A 360 degree view from the summit of Fellbarrowhttps://youtu.be/DREWxRKMT3g



If the cloud would have permitted .. a view across to Whiteless Pike and Grasmore



The connecting ridge to Low Fell



Looking south to Crummock water



Further on down the connecting ridge towards Low Fell. Ste admires the views



Heading on to the final pull up to the summit of Low Fell



Batten down the hatches in the teeth of a mini hurricane … and yes it was freezing !!


A 360 degree view from the summit of Low Fell … https://youtu.be/Al7C3YOif7Q



The return west towards Loweswater round the side of Darling Fell




We journeyed on to Keswick for tea and then popped over to the Wheatsheaf in Embleton to meet up with some “professional” fell walkers ….


Angie & Dave Walsh and of course Fudge (aka Masarnen Ramblers) who have since moved from Wales to Keswick (not in the slightest bit envious !!)

perhaps there will be a name change ???? – see their excellent website here … http://www.masarnenramblers.com  .. a pleasure to meet up with you



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