Longlands, Lowthwaite, and Brae Fells

This is a short circular walk over the grassy fells of Longlands Fell, Lowthwaite Fell, and Brae Fell, with the return dropping down to the dramatic Charleton Gill. Views to the north west extend over the Solway Firth to the hills of Dumfries and Galloway. Elsewhere higher fells, those of Caldbeck, Mungrisdale, and of course the Blencathra - Skiddaw massif encircle these relatively short fells.

In the northern shadows of Skiddaw this area is often called Back O' Skiddaw, it is an area of rolling moorland which feels quite remote and is relatively quiet. Its lower slopes occasionally choked with bracken and as height is gained heather makes a welcome appearance. The tops comprise mainly of grass and mosses which hold onto the rainfall well in the peaty substrate.

Informal parking is available at the start of the walk just below Longlands where there is space for just 4 cars.