Loweswater - Blake Fell - Hen Comb - Loweswater

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Loweswater - Burnbank Fell - Blake Fell - Gavel Fell - Hen Comb - Loweswater

Loweswater is a beautiful Lakeland village and is tucked away in the western lakes, away from the hordes of people that crowd Ambleside, Grasmere and Buttermere. This good-length walk offers a huge variety of terrain and scenery, starting with a low section through the village and up a small valley known as High Nook. From there is a continuous ascent to a terrace path that shows off this part of the lakes like no other! The views are tremendous, with Loweswater and the surrounding fells framed perfectly. This really is a place to sit and take some time to admire the views! From the terrace path it's a short, sharp ascent to the first peak of the day, Burnbank Fell, which offers grand views of the Cumbria coastline to the west. The second leg of the walk is summit hop, with peaks reached without too much effort, the only problem being the boggy areas!

The following two peaks are Blake Fell and Gavel Fell, offering similar views but allowing the progress around Whiteoak Moss towards Hen Comb. An ancient cairn sits on the edge of Whiteoak Moss and on the skyline above Mosedale. The centre of the cairn has been hollowed out, suggesting that excavation but very little information exists. Hen Comb is a rounded, grassy lump between Mosedale and Whiteoak Moss and is the last Wainwright of the day. The descent is along the north breast of Hen Comb to a crossing of Mosedale Beck and along the track back to Loweswater. Along this track just near the village are some earthworks on the left. The lumps and bumps are quite obvious and worth a little peek over the wall! At the end of the track is the well-known Kirkstile Inn for some well-earned refreshments!

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

Features

Ancient Monument, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, National Trust, Pub, River, Wildlife

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17.4 Miles