Four Loweswater Fells
FOUR Wainwright circular walk: Burnbank Fell, Blake Fell, Gavel Fell, Hen Comb
Time: 5 - 6 hours
Parking: at Maggie's Bridge, Kirkstile Inn or by Loweswater
|"Maggy's Lonning" - the road to "Maggie's Bridge"|
|Abandoned at High Nook Farm|
|Black Crag, behind the gate|
|Take this path rising up to Holme Wood|
3. A clear track takes you around the top of Holme Wood, along the side of Loweswater. This is the old 'Corpse Road' that once went all the way to the coast at St.Bees. Ahead, if the weather is clear, you will start to see the distant hills of Scotland, including Criffel. Just before you reach the point where the track winds left then right, over Holme Beck, a gate in the wall allows you to take a detour to visit the Holme Force waterfall, if you think you have time.
|The hills of Scotland from above Holme Wood|
4. As the track continues beyond the woods, a bench on the right provides a fine viewpoint over Loweswater and out towards Grasmoor.
|The view back over Loweswater|
|The old iron post at the top of Burnbank Fell|
7. Crossing a stile on the way, you'll reach the top of Blake Fell in about twenty minutes. This is the highest point of the walk, if only at 1878', marked with a wind shelter. It's worth walking a short way south-west to a viewpoint where you can look down over the Cogra Moss reservoir.
|Floutern Tarn beneath Floutern Cop|
|The path onwards to Hen Comb|
|The views from the top of Hen Comb|
|Head right along the wall towards the trees|
|A look back at Hen Comb as you cross the beck|