Burnbank Fell - Blake Fell - Gavel Fell - Loweswater Terrace

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This is a fairly long walk taking in several smaller summits as well as the 3 main peaks (Wainwrights) near Loweswater. The route starts off at an elevation of over 200m so some of the effort is reduced but it is still a tough walk!

The route starts by following a bridleway south east to the bottom of Brunbank Fell where it heads west, off path, for a good mile to reach a subsidiary peak of Burnbank Fell; Owsen Fell at 409m above sea level. The summit offers uninterrupted views across half of the Cumbrian coastline! The route then follows a well defined path up to Burnbank Fell and the first of the Wainwrights for more breathtaking views of the Loweswater Fells.

The path linking the fell tops is not well defined on the ground but it doesn't have to be thanks to the fence! The route simply follows the fence as it ascends up to the highest point of the whole walk; Blake Fell at 573m above sea level. This fell offers great views down to Cogra Moss and surrounding fells.

Gavel Fell is the next peak and route finding is the same, follow the fence! The summit again offers great views, this time south too! The route down from Gavel Fell is where you will walk away from the crowds (if you come across any) as it follows a quiet path with sudden spectacular views to a quiet and rarely visited tarn. The route is a little faint in places but on a clear day it would be hard to get lost. The route zigzags down the steep fellside into the valley of Highnook with a birds eye view of Highnook Tarn. This peaceful tarn is visited and you can almost guarantee there will be no-one else there!

The final leg back to the parking area takes you along the Loweswater Terrace Path for more breathtaking views of Loweswater and Lorton Vale giving a whole new perspective on the valley.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North West


Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, Waterfall, Wildlife

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