Low Fell

Low Fell

Western Lake District

Route: Low Fell and Loweswater

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 6th July 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 6.6 miles

Ascent: 1,500 feet

This is as good as it gets – a walk up my favourite fell, ending at my favourite pub, the Kirkstile Inn at Loweswarer. The weather was perfect, with not a cloud in the sky.

Gilly dropped me off at Thackthwaite and I made my way up to the top of Low Fell The views were superlative, and even though it was a Saturday, there was no one else around

Having savoured the panorama, I did a steep down and up to Darling Fell, which has lovely views too, though they don’t quite rival those of its taller neighbour. I walked down the ridge of Darling Fell to meet the old Mosser Road, and then along the shore of Loweswater through Holme Wood

It was then an easy hike along the track to Maggies Bridge towards my destination – the Kirkstile Inn

When I arrived there, Gilly was waiting for me at a table in the garden, with a pint of Loweswater Gold and a packet of crisps. I thought I was hallucinating for a moment but it was for real. What a perfect end to a perfect afternoon!

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