Devoke Water - Lake District Walk

Friday 16th September 2016

With such a good forecast for today we decided to extend our break by an extra day so we could do one of our favourite walks around Devoke Water.

Start: Birker Fell Road (SD 1796 9792)

Route: Birker Fell Road - Rough Crag - Water Crag - Devoke Water - Birker Fell Road

Distance: 3 miles     Ascent: 146 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours 50 mins

Terrain: Clear paths.

Weather: Sunny with a strong, gusty breeze.

Pub Visited: Brook House Inn, Boot    Ale Drunk: Barngates Brewery, Goodhew's Dry Stout

Route Map >>


Harter Fell

Leaving a busy parking spot behind we head along the track towards Devoke Water. The only people we saw all walk were the lads having a brief rest here before they headed across to Eel Tran for a night of wild camping.

Rough Crag

Clearly all the time in the gym has been worth it as we reached the summit of Rough Crag rather quickly.

Great Gable

Great Gable and Scafell from Rough Crag.

Harter Fell

I don't think I will ever get enough of the views from these summits.


Looking up Eskdale to Bowfell and the Crinkle Crags.


Looking across Devoke Water to Yoadcastle.

Hesk Fell

Seat How, Hesk Fell and Stickle Pike.

Water Crag

Time to leave the first summit and head to the second, Water Crag.

Rough Crag

Rough Crag from Water Crag.

Devoke Water

Devoke Water from Water Crag

The sun lights up the sea as we descend Water Crag.

Linbeck Gill

The falls created as Linbeck Gill leaves Devoke Water.

Devoke Water

Looking across Devoke Water to Seat How.

Rough Crag

Rough Crag and Devoke Water.

Seat How

The boathouse in front of Seat How comes into view.


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