Barrow and Outerside


North Western Lake District

Route: Barrow and Outerside

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 25th August 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 5.5 miles

Ascent: 1,800 feet

I parked in the attractive village of Braithwaite and walked up the lane to Braithwaite Lodge, at which point the path enters onto open fellside and follows the line of the ridge up to Barrow

It was a swelteringly hot day and I was soon huffing and puffing, even though the path was not especially steep

After reaching the top of Barrow, there followed a down and up to the next summit – Outerside. Sadly the views, which are normally wonderful, were restricted by low cloud and haze

The descent back down to Braithwaite was easy, with lovely views over to Skiddaw, Keswick and Derwent Water.

Despite the hazy conditions, it had been a really enjoyable walk

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