Low Fell

Low Fell

Western Lake District

Route: Low Fell and Darling Fell

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 24th November 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 5.0 miles

Weather: Sun and blue skies

Low Fell has appeared on this site 11 times so far, more than any other lakeland fell. The reason for this is the glorious view from the summit, ‘a scene of lakes and mountains arranged to perfection’ according to Alfred Wainwright

Gilly dropped me off outside Thackthwaite and if all went to plan we’d meet up later at the Kirkstile Inn. I followed the path out of the village leading towards the foot of the fell, stopping several times to admire the views back over Lorton Vale

After a rather dull section on Sourfoot Fell my pulse quickened as I reached the summit ridge, with views over Crummock Water. From this point the views get better and better until at the far end of the ridge – at a point below the southern cairn – the view described by Wainwright is revealed in all its glory. It was a stunning sight

After retracing my steps for a short distance I made the steep down and up to Darling Fell, which also commands good views, and from there I descended to the old Mosser Road which in turns leads down to the Loweswater road

Having met Mrs Andrewswalks along the road we walked back to the famous Kirkstile Inn together, a perfect end to a perfect walk

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