Loweswater & High Nook Tarn with Fr. John

Name of walk Loweswater & High Nook Tarn with Fr. John
Date of walk 2019-08-17

The weather was forecast to be windy, so we decided on a lower level walk. We parked at Fangs Brow and took the high level path above Loweswater to High Nook Tarn, returning via the shore path. An easy walk of just under six miles.

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View of the route ahead from the gate, next to where we parked our cars.

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Loweswater comes into view.

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The high level path has great views over to Low Fell, Grasmoor and Mellbreak, but at this hour of the morning we are heading into the sun.

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Looking across to Darling Fell and Low Fell.

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Crummock Water now in view.

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We reach the seat with a view, which has recently been repaired with new slats.

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The moody view from the seat.

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We spend a few minutes admiring the view.

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John is joined by a small dog who was rather reluctant to leave with his owner, and kept running back to us.

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View across to Fellbarrow.

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You can see the high level path take a left below Carling Knott.

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A lot of water coming down Holme Beck.

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Looking back as we walk the path above Holme Wood

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Heading towards High Nook Tarn, in the dip. Black Crag behind.

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High Nook Tarn.

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Looking over to High Nook Gill and the route up to Blake Fell.

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Looking back at our route down the side of Carling Knott.

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We head for High Nook Farm.

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We meet three farm dogs. The hours it must have taken to nibble away at that barn door!

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Dog number two.

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Dog number three is an Old English Sheepdog.

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We then go through the gate, taking the permissive footpath to Watergate Farm.

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I've not been this way before.

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Darling and Low Fell.

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A rather lovely path.

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We walk through the farm yard.

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Loweswater.

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John says its time for lunch. He provides the sandwiches and coffee, I've brought some samosas.

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We take the shore path to the bothy.

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View from the bothy. There are three rope swings over the water. The water level is very high so only one is reachable.

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Sometimes you gotta live a little! Thankfully the branch didn't break! John declined the offer of a go!

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John sat in silhouette, admiring the view.

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We cross Holme Beck again.

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John eating blackberries....dessert!

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After Hudson Place we go through the gate and cross a field.

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Heading for Jenkinson Place.

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We take the track above it. A great place to live.

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Walking up hill along the wall.

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We came over the stile, and are now back on the start of the high level route that we walked this morning.

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Back at the gate and a view to the wall we have just walked beside.

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John has just taken a group photo for the women cyclists. We are parked by the wall.

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We head back to the presbytery for a coffee.

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St. Joseph's, Cockermouth.

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I walk to Billy Bowman's Music Shop to check out their cornet music. The river from the bridge.

Our walk took us under four hours. It was very easy and thankfully it stayed dry for the whole time. The wind didn’t bother us much at all. John is returning to Surrey the next day, but we plan to meet up in September, when I am in Brighton, for a walk on The Sussex Downs.

Jo.

 

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