Western Lake District

Route: Circuit of Loweswater

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 4th May 2014

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 3.9 miles

Weather: overcast with drizzle

Loweswater is unique in the Lake District, as it is the only lake that drains towards the centre of Lakeland – to Crummock Water which it was once joined to

We parked in one of the roadside spaces near Waterend and walked down to the lake via Hudson Place. We entered into Holme Wood, owned by the National Trust, and admired the swathes of bluebells as we walked along the shore of Loweswater

After leaving the wood we walked to Maggie’s Bridge and then along the other side of Loweswater via the road and the lakeshore path

We arrived back at the car around lunchtime feeling quite thirsty and hungry. By great good fortune, or maybe it was some cunning planning on my part, the famous Kirkstile Inn happens to be nearby so we called in on the way back – making a golden end to an otherwise grey day

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