Route: Loweswater

Area: Western Lake District 

Date of walk:  28th April 2017

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 4.5 miles

Weather: Sunny spells

This is a walk which we’ve done many times but could never tire of – there is beauty to be seen every step of the way. As usual we parked in the small car park at Maggie’s Bridge, but instead of following the obvious track to the lake we headed instead towards High Nook Farm (where Alfred Wainwright used to stay when researching his classic Pictorial Guide to the Western Fells)

Just before the farm we left the track to join a path leading to Watergate Farm. Having walked through the farm we arrived at he head of Loweswater, and from here we followed the delightful path through Holme Wood along the shore of the lake. The bluebells in the wood were just starting to bloom, and we were a little early in the season to see them at their peak

At the foot of the lake we passed by Hudson Place to start the return leg along the other shore of Loweswater. There are a couple of road sections, but a path which hugs the lakeshore avoids the road for much of the way. All too soon we arrived back at the lane leading back to Maggie’s Bridge and from here it was a short stroll back to the start of a walk which never fails to delight

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