Loweswater

Route: Circuit of Loweswater

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 6th July 2018

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 4.3 miles

Ascent: 200 feet

Weather: Cloudy at first, becoming brighter

This is a walk we’ve done many times, and one which we could never tire of. As usual we parked in the small car park at Maggie’s Bridge, although the walk could be started just as conveniently from one of the roadside parking spaces near the foot of the lake

After following the track through the fields we arrived at the head of Loweswater and entered into Holme Wood, which is well managed by the National Trust and contains some wonderful old native trees. A little way along we opted to follow the path by the lakeshore, rather than the main track which runs through the wood

After emerging from Holme Wood and admiring the lovely retrospective views we walked past Hudson Place and followed the path around the foot of the lake. This brought us up to the Loweswater road, and from we set out on the return leg, which is partly along the road and partly along an adjacent lakeshore footpath

Just before Loweswater village we turned off along the lane back to Maggie’s Bridge to end a walk which never fails to please

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