Low Fell

Low Fell

Western Lake District

Route: Low Fell and Darling Fell

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 4th February 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.1 miles

Ascent: 1,800 feet

Low Fell is our favourite fell not just because it’s the first thing we see when we open the bedroom curtains in the morning, but also because of the view from the summit. Wainwright agrees: “the view is of classical beauty, an inspired and inspiring vision of loveliness…a scene of lakes and mountains arranged to perfection”

With those words echoing in my mind, I set off from Thackthwaite along the easy track which leads gently uphill, and then connects to a drove road to Watching Crag. I was soon at the top of Low Fell, but made sure to go as far along the ridge as I could, right to the southern end of the fell, which enjoys the best views

Having savoured these for a while, I made the steep down and up to Darling Fell. This was no place to linger as the wind by now was ferocious, so I descended to the shore of Loweswater, walking back to the car along quiet country lanes

The weather changed constantly: there was sun, rain, hail and gales in different combinations, all adding to the enjoyment of this great walk

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