Fellbarrow from Thackthwaite, Lorton Vale

Fellbarrow is a rolling bundle of modest fells just on the west side of Lorton Vale. The name comes from its northern most top, to the south is Low Fell which overlooks Loweswater. Both are Wainwrights. This high ground of moss and grass has been split into a number of enclosures. Fences run along and across in all directions making them a dominant feature of any walk here. The views are extensive, and particularly dramatic south-eastwards to the Grasmoor group, Crummock Water, and the High Stile ridge above Buttermere.

Starting the walk from Thackthwaite is by far the best way onto the fell. Other approaches from the south and west use the old Mosser Road which is bounded by cattle fields occupied even in mid-winter, are boggy, and less attractive.

Parking in Thackthwaite is severely limited. A short layby just north of the hamlet is sufficient for a couple of cars or so. Other pull-ins are further north and one or two others to the south. Luckily, this isn't a busy fell.