Aug 2022 - Low Fell and Fellbarrow

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By Graywoodhouse on 08/10/23 at 3:20pm

Hills walked:
Loweswater Fell (Birkett and Synge)
Low Fell (Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, HuMP, Clem, Fellranger, Synge, and Tump)
Sourfoot Fell (Birkett, Synge, and Tump)
Smithy Fell (Birkett and Synge)
Fellbarrow - Mosser Fell (Wainwright, Birkett, Fellranger, Synge, and Tump)
Date started:14/08/2022
Distance:9.7 km or 6.0 miles
Ascent:459m or 1506ft
Descent:460m or 1509ft
Start OSGB:NY123221
Time taken:3:30

Parking up on the road by Loweswater we made our way up the track and then on to the fell side. The weather was so warm that my wife and daughter quickly gave up and returned back to the lake for a swim leaving me on my own. The route across darling fell was indistinct and then dropped down only to leave a steep climb up to Low Fell. The views up Crummock Water were outstanding especially from the promontory just south of the Wainwright top.

It was then a pleasantly undulating route out to Fellbarrow followed by an easy plod along the track back to the car.

Quiet and secluded Loweswater from Darling Fell

Stunning view from Low Fell

Fellbarrow top

Looking back to Fellbarrow from the track

By TallPaul on 09/10/23 at 9:19pm

Looks like a cracking walk, and you quickly bagged five tops, which is a nice bonus.

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