Western Lake District

Route: Circuit of Loweswater

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 19th February 2017

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 4.3 miles

Weather: very low cloud and mist

The lakeland fells were hardly visible today, being cloaked in a layer of low cloud, and a high level walk would have been pointless so we decided to revisit Loweswater

We normally park at Maggie’s Bridge but we guessed (rightly as it turned out) that the small car park might be full on a weekend, so drove further along the Loweswater road and parked in one of the roadside spaces near the foot of the lake

We followed the path past Hudson Place and down to the shore. Instead of following the wide track through Holme Wood we kept to the narrow shoreline path which merges with the main one later on

After passing the head of the lake we began the return leg, along the Loweswater road at first, and then joined the lakeshore path back to the start

It’s a shame that much of the glorious landscape wasn’t on show today – to see this walk in a better light click here

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