Western Lake District

Route: Loweswater

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 6th October 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 5.9 miles

Weather: Sunny

This is one of our favourite local walks which in the space of 6 miles manages to cram in a huge variety of scenery including farmland, ancient woodland, a lake, a tarn, open moorland, a lonely valley and along the way offers wonderful views to Scotland looking north and to the high lakeland fells looking south

I parked as usual at Maggie’s Bridge where there is space for 8-10 cars and followed the track to the head of Loweswater and then joined the lakeshore path through Holme Wood. I walked past Hudson Palce and Jenkinson Place to a point near Fangs Brow on the very edge of the Lake District and from there started the return journey along the lovely terraced path which runs along the flanks of Burnbank Fell and Carling Knott

The path reaches a height of over 1,000 feet, higher than one or two lakeland fells, but the climbing is so gentle that it’s hardly noticed. I then descended to High Nook and followed the farm track back to the start

The weather was superb, as was the walk

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