North Western Lake District

Route: Barrow

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 24th March 2017

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 4.8 miles

Weather: sun and blue skies

On Tuesday I’d been walking in a violent hailstorm, the next day brought torrential rain and sleet, and yesterday I was in deep snow, so it was a pleasant surprise to awake to sun and clear blue skies this morning. A perfect day, so much so that the Mountain Weather Information Service warned of a risk of sunburn

I parked in Braithwaite and at the edge of the village I joined the drive which leads up to and through Braithwaite Lodge, situated at the foot of Barrow. After yesterday’s exertions on Haystacks the climb up the nose of the fell was a walk in the park and before long I was at the top admiring the superb views of Skiddaw and too many fells to name

I’d been planning to carry on to Outerside but remembered that I’d followed that route only 3 months ago so, by way of a change, I descended to Stoneycroft Gill when I arrived at Barrow Door

On reaching the gill I followed the path which runs beside it, and then walked along the foot of Barrow from where there are some tremendous views across the valley. When I arrived at a patch of woodland on the left I climbed up to Braithwaite Lodge and retraced my steps to the end of a superb walk

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