Mosser walk, Loweswater


Western Lake District

Route: Mosser Round

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 31st October 2014

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 5.1 miles

Ascent: 700 feet

Weather: Windy, warm (20c) and overcast with a few bright spells

The Mosser area is a quiet and unfrequented part of the district. It lies on the extreme western edge of the Lake District proper and escapes the attention of most folk thanks to the more obvious attractions of Loweswater and the higher fells which lie to the east

Nevertheless it’s a lovely area and one we’ve never explored properly before. It was high time we remedied this

We parked in the car park at the far end of Loweswater and walked along the road for a short distance, just beyond the Grange Country House Hotel. We then headed across the fields as far as Mosser Mains, at which point we started the return leg, which was mostly along the old Mosser Road which is unfit for cars but is excellent for walking

We walked clockwise so as to have Loweswater ahead of us as we reached the end – a good plan as the views of the lake were superb

Although it was half term week we didn’t see anyone else on the walk. There are no lakes or mountains but there is plenty of beauty to be found in the gently rolling landscape – we’d really enjoyed our time spent here

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