Gowbarrow Fell - Lake District Walk

Tuesday 21st August 2007

Despite waking up to sunshine by the time we had packed the tent away and reached the start of the walk the sun had disappeared and the cloud was looking like it was going nowhere all day. There were plenty of people at Aira Force but we soon found ourselves leaving them behind as we headed up Green Hill and made a boggy crossing to Gowbarrow's summit. Once we left Gowbarrow Fell and headed to Great Meldrum we were to see no-one until we disturbed a young couple who thought they had Watermillock Fell's summit to themselves!

Start: Park Brow (NY 3977 2056)

Route: Park Brow - Aira Force - Green Hill (204) - Gowbarrow Fell (205) - Great Meldrum (206) - Little Meldrum (207) - Watermillock Fell (208) - Swinburn's Park - Yew Crag - Aira Force - Park Brow

Distance: 7.25 miles     Ascent: 638 metres      Time Taken: 5 hours 35 mins

Weather: A grey day with low clouds.

Pub Visited: The Brackenrigg Inn, Watermillock    Ale Drunk: Copper Dragon Brewery, Challenger IPA

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Birk Fell

Looking across to Birk Fell and High Dodd, with Place Fell in cloud.

Zooming in on one of the steamers on Ullswater.

Hallin Fell

Hallin Fell from the climb up Green Hill.


Looking along Ullswater from the same spot. Not much of a view today.

Watermillock Common

Watermillock Common one of the view fells clear of any cloud.

Gowbarrow Fell

Gowbarrow Fell's summit trig, as we reached it the cloud descended on it so no views.

Great Meldrum

Heading towards Great Meldrum across a boggy Gowbarrow Fell.

Watermillock Fell & Little Meldrum

Watermillock Fell is the highest point on the left whilst Little Meldrum is to the right, between the trees.

Great Mell Fell

Great Mell Fell nearly clear of cloud.

Little Meldrum

Little Mell Fell from Little Meldrum's summit.

Little Meldrum

Can you spot the difference? John decided to rebuild the 'cairn' whilst we were here.

Watermillock Fell

Watermillock Fell.

A rather nice looking church building, not sure of its name.

Watermillock Fell

Watermillock Fell looks more impressive and less like a small bump from the path below it.

Ullswater from Yew Crag

The 'view' along Ullswater from Yew Crag. I don't think the cloud has moved from the similar shot I took a few hours earlier.

Aira Force

Aira Force.


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