Low Fell

Low Fell

Western Lake District

Route: Darling Fell and Low Fell

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 17th August 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 4.2 miles

Ascent: 1,500 feet

Weather: Sun and blue skies, hot

Two cars were needed for this linear walk, so Gilly and I drove to Thackthwaite and I left my car in the small parking space just outside the village. We then drove to Loweswater, where Gilly dropped me off at the start of the walk opposite the lane leading to Askill

I walked up the lane and joined the track known as the old Mosser Road. After a short distance I left the track and passed through a gate onto open fellside, taking a pathless course for a while before joining up with the path to the top of Darling Fell

The views from here are almost as good as those from Low Fell, which was my next destination. This involves a steep down and up, and a lot of huffing and puffing in today’s hot weather. The view from the southern end of Low Fell was as superlative as ever – this is perhaps my favourite spot in the Lake District

I then followed the Low Fell ridge north and descended back to Thackthwaite, enjoying some more lovely views as I did so. It was a wonderful couple of hours

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