Western Lake District

Route: Loweswater

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 27th March 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 5.6 miles

Ascent: 800 feet

Weather: plenty of sunny intervals

Although I did the same walk earlier this month, I won’t apologise for repeating it as there’s so much variety packed into a short distance, all of it beautiful. In the space of 5 miles you will see mountains, lakes, a remote valley head, superb vistas from a terraced path, an ancient wood, streams, farmland and huge views over Cumbria as far as Scotland

I parked in the small National Trust car park at Maggies Bridge and walked through High Nook Farm to join the terraced path which snakes round the foot of Carling Knott. Eventually the path enters open countryside in complete contrast from the first part of the walk

The return leg provides wonderful views of Loweswater ahead and on reaching the lake there’s a choice of a lakeshore path or one through the middle of Holme Wood. After the end of the lake there’s an easy stroll back to Maggie’s Bridge along a track through the fields

It’s a fantastic walk and I’d happily do it again tomorrow 

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