Gowbarrow Fell - Lake District Walk

Friday 11th September 2009

After an early start we had the tent pitched in time to fit in a short walk. We have known for some time that we had actually walked by the summit of Green Hill when we were last up here, thinking the cairn we had visited on the edge was the summit. A return visit to bag the actual summit was needed and as this time we would get some good views from the top of Gowbarrow Fell we opted for a late afternoon walk on Gowbarrow.

Start: Park Brow (NY 3976 2058)

Route: Park Brow - Aira Force - Green Hill - Gowbarrow Fell - Yew Crag - Aira Force - Park Brow

Distance: 4.5 miles     Ascent: 402 metres      Time Taken: 3 hours

Terrain: Good paths, some boggy.

Weather: Warm and sunny.

Pub Visited: The White Horse, Scales    Ale Drunk: Camero's Strong Arm

Route Map >>



Just starting up the fell side with views to the head of Ullswater.

Sheffield Pike

Glenridding Dodd & Sheffield Pike.

Place Fell

Place Fell across Ullswater.

Bernard Pike

The path to the top is easy to find.

Hallin Fell

The views continue to improve, with Hallin Fell and Loadpot Hill coming into view.

Green Hill's summit

The summit of Green Hill. Very boring, not even a stone to mark the summit.

Gowbarrow Fell

Looking across to Gowbarrow Fell's summit from Green Hill.

Gowbarrow Fell's summit

The summit trig. The views are much better than when we were last up here.

Northern Fells

Looking across to Blencathra and the Northern Fells

Great Mell Fell

Great Mell Fell.

Little Mell Fell

Little Mell Fell and Great Meldrum. Given how muddy it was on Gowbarrow I was glad I wasn't heading across to Great Meldrum on this walk.

Loadpot Hill

Loadpot Hill.

Shooting Lodge

Last time we walked by the Shooting Lodge without noticing it. With all the ferns hiding it I can now see why.

Despite the fact it was well past 6 o'clock the steamers on Ullswater still seemed busy.

Hallin Fell

Hallin Fell and Loadpot Hill from Yew Crag.


Looking towards the head of Ullswater, the light was starting to fade, which gave me the opportunity to play around with the exposure.

Sheffield Pike

Sheffield Pike with Catsycam behind.


<<Back to top>>

All pictures copyright © Peak Walker 2006-2023