Fellbarrow - Lake District Walk

Friday 31st March 2006

Despite the early morning drizzle we decided to make up for the lack of longer walks at the start of the week and fit in another walk before we went home. The walk started with a steep ascent followed by a sharp drop down and then another steep ascent, by which time both of us knew we couldn't do another steep climb on this holiday. Fortunately the remaining summits didn't involve a great deal of descending and ascending so we were able to enjoy the ever improving views as the sun came out and the clouds cleared the summits. As we sat eating our sandwiches at the bottom of Fellbarrow with the sun actually making us feel warm it felt like Spring had finally arrived.

Start: Loweswater (NY 1211 2233)

Route: Loweswater - Darling Fell (80) - Loweswater Fell (81) - Low Fell (82) - Sourfoot Fell (83) - Smithy Fell (84) - Fellbarrow on Mosser Fell (85) - Loweswater

Distance: 6.25 miles     Ascent: 557 metres      Time Taken: 4 hrs 30 mins

Weather: Dry with low clouds and strong winds on the tops in the morning. Blue sky and warm in the sun by the afternoon.

Pub Visited: The Cross Keys (Belper, Derbyshire)    Ale Drunk: Bateman's XXXB

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From the track up to Darling Fell, Mellbreak (left) and Little Dodd and Hencomb (right) come into view.

Across Loweswater

Carling Knott (left) & Burnbank Fell across Loweswater.

Solway Firth

From the top of Darling Fell Scotland is visible across the Solway Firth.

Crummock Water

The sun breaks through the clouds onto Crummock Water, from the summit of Darling Fell.


A view up Mosedale from Darling Fell's summit.

Darling Fell

Darling Fell summit from Loweswater Fell's summit.


Whiteside from Low Fell's summit.

Crummock Water

Crummock Water from Low Fell's summit.

Fellbarrow Summit

The trig point on Fellbarrow's summit, the last summit of the holiday.

At the bottom of Fellbarrow we found a great spot in the sun for lunch.

Mosser Fell

Looking up Mosser Fell (our route down from Fellbarrow) from our lunch spot.


The best view of the day as we returned to the car for the journey home.


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