Mosedale - Lake District Walk

Thursday 30th March 2006

The rain arrived again today so we spent the morning in Keswick and abandoned our plans for a pub lunch when the weather started to improve. After yesterday's long walk there was no hope of us climbing any hills today, as our legs were feeling the effects of yesterday's climbs, so we opted for a walk along Mosedale, returning by Crummock Water. The clouds hung to the top of the bigger hills but as our walk progressed more and more summit tops came into view.

Start: Kirkstile Inn (NY 1424 2107)

Route: Kirkstile Inn - Mosedale - Crummock Water - Kirkstile Inn

Distance: 6 miles     Ascent: 297 metres      Time Taken: 3 hrs 55 mins

Weather: Dry with low clouds lifting during the afternoon.

Pub Visited: Kirkstile Inn (Loweswater)    Ale Drunk: Loweswater Brewery, Melbreak Bitter

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Which way is it? We wanted the 'no through road'.

Crummock Water

A brief glimpse of Crummock Water as we enter Mosedale.


Shortly after Loweswater appears.


Looking back down Mosedale, Low Fell is visible.


In the opposite direction Gale Fell is ahead of us.

Mosedale Holly Tree

The Mosedale Holly Tree looks out of place.

Little Dodd

Hen Comb and Little Dodd (left) are finally visible as the clouds start to lift.

Great Borne

Great Borne's summit however remains covered by cloud.

Crummock Water & Buttermere

A slight 'diversion' meant we were rewarded with this view of Crummock Water & Buttermere.

High Snockrigg

High Snockrigg with Robinson in cloud.

Scale Force

Scale Force, even from the other side of the valley it was impressive.

Rannerdale Knotts

Rannerdale Knotts catch the sun across Crummock Water.

Fleetwith Pike

Fleetwith Pike at the head of Buttermere.

Rannerdale Knotts

Rannerdale Knotts with Whiteless Pike, now clear of cloud, behind.

Kirkstile Inn

The Kirkstile Inn is a welcome sight as a pint and dinner beckons.


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