Fellbarrow, Low Fell & Darling Fell

Name of walk Fellbarrow, Low Fell & Darling Fell
Date of walk 2016-10-04
Distance walked (miles) 6
Duration of walk 3 hours 15 minutes
Weather Dull and overcast
Peaks on walk Fellbarrow, Low Fell, Darling Fell
Walked with On my own
Parking Waterend

On Tuesday I was once more ringing at Cleator Moor at 1.30pm. So in order to kill two birds with one stone I decided on a morning walk up to Fellbarrow, Low Fell and Darling Fell. An easy walk, all on grass, of about six miles. The weather was a bit dull and rather windy. I parked at Waterend. There are quite a few car spaces next to the phone box. Opposite the phone box is the Askill track that leads up to the Mosser Road.

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View back to Loweswater from the track leading up to the Mosser Road.

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An old piece of farming machinery.

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Looking back to where the track joins the Mosser Road. (Not for cars)

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View back down the Mosser Road.

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View over to the slopes of Fellbarrow.

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Soon I come across the track leading up the fell.

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View across the Solway Firth from the climb up Fellbarrow.

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Another more general view north.

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Fellbarrow summit cairn. Nothing much to see here, so I don't hang about. The wind is quite fierce, gusts of 60mph were forecast. Thankfully on this walk there is nothing to be blown off!

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The view ahead in the direction of Low Fell.

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Lorton Vale.

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View back to Fellbarrow, a bit of blue sky!

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Looking over to Whiteside and Grasmoor.

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Low Fell summit, but not the best view, this is to be had by continuing on to the edge.

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Crummock Water with Buttermere at the top. A pity the light is so dull today, but it does make for a very moody photo.

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Looking back the way I have come.

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The way forward. There is a descent to the gate and then another ascent to get the better view. You reach another cairn, ignore that and continue a bit further on to a third cairn.

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The three photo panorama of the view. Left click to enlarge and click again to return. Just to the right of Crummock Water is Mellbreak, then Hen Comb, Gavel Fell and Blake Fell. Above Loweswater is Carling Knott and Burnbank Fell. For a small fell (1388ft) Low Fell has one of the best views around.

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The view from the edge of the fell. High Stile and Red Pike on the right, beyond Mellbreak.

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Close up into Mosedale, Hen Comb on the right.

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Carling Knott.

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Burnbank Fell, where I hope to be next Tuesday, weather willing.

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I told you it was windy!

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Another view over to Whiteside and Grasmoor, before I head back towards the gate.

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The descent off Low Fell and the steep ascent of Darling Fell.

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View back once I am nearly at the top of the ascent up Darling Fell.

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View from Darling Fell summit.

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Looking down on Loweswater. A two photo panorama. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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I continue the length of the fell and come off the end. There is a track that leads back down to the Mosser Road.

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The stile and steps that leads down to the Mosser Road.

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A lot of erosion on the Mosser Road. I now continue up the Mosser Road for a short distance before rejoining the track I came up on back to my car.

The walk took me three hours and fifteen minutes. I had allowed half an hour for the drive back to Cleator Moor, with just enough time to eat half a sandwich before heading up to St. John’s ringing room.

Jo.

 

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