Low Fell

Western Lake District

Route: Low Fell, Darling Fell and Loweswater

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 28th November 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 8.7 miles

Weather: plenty of sunny intervals, wonderful light, cold on the tops

I made the short journey across Lorton Vale and parked in the layby just outside Thackthwaite. The sun was rising and the signs were good – just what I needed for another visit to my favourite fell

I followed the path uphill from Thackthwaite and was soon on the ridge of Low Fell. The best view is from a point just beyond the southern cairn and described by Wainwright as a ‘view of classical beauty, an inspired and inspiring vision of loveliness…..a scene of lakes and mountains arranged to perfection’. Although I’ve been up here many times, I never tire of this scene and stood here in awe for some time taking in the view, before reluctantly turning away to retrace my steps for a short distance. I then made the steep down and up to Darling Fell, the views from here being nearly as good as those from Low Fell

It was an easy descent from Darling Fell to the old Mosser Road and thence to Loweswater. I walked through Holme Wood following the lakeside path. Once I reached Maggie’s Bridge, the rest of the return journey was along quiet country lanes. This didn’t detract from the enjoyment in any way – there was hardly any traffic at all, perhaps 3 cars in as many miles

It was a walk in heaven every step of the way

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