Holme Force walk, Loweswater

Holme Force

Western Lake District

Route: Holme Force and Loweswater

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 4th March 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 4.0 miles

Weather: Mostly bright, a couple of showers

This is a shorter version of one of our favourite walks in the Loweswater area. We parked in the small car park at Maggie’s Bridge and followed the track through High Nook Farm, where Alfred Wainwright used to stay when he was researching the Western Fells

We followed the path to a point just before High Nook Tarn, where a terraced path climbs up behind Holme Wood, giving tremendous views across to Grasmoor and Whiteside. At the high point of this path, instead of following our normal route, we turned right into Holme Wood along a path descending towards Loweswater

We then branched off to the left in order to see Holme Force, which was on good form, before descending to the shore of Loweswater and walking back to the start via Watergate Farm

It was a very enjoyable afternoon’s walk in beautiful and unspoilt surroundings

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