Western Lake District

Route: Loweswater

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 2nd January 2015

Walkers: Andrew Gilly David and Rob 

Distance: 5.6 miles

Ascent: 800 feet

Weather: Some bright spells, very cold and windy higher up

This is one of our favourite local walks and a good choice for my first walk of 2015 – there’s a lot of varied scenery packed into a short distance, and all of it is beautiful

We parked as usual at Maggie’s Bridge and walked along the track through High Nook Farm. Beyond the farm the terraced path gains height and passes above Holme Wood, with wonderful views of Lorton Vale. There was a very strong and cold wind blowing up there, which is why we hadn’t chosen a fell walk today – the higher fells would have been difficult, and possibly quite dangerous in these conditions

After reaching the end of the lake, the path heads away from the fells towards gentler rolling countryside, before turning back at the half way point towards Loweswater

We walked through Holme Wood along the side of the lake and then across fields back to Maggie’s Bridge

What a great walk this is, it never fails to please

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