PICTURES AND TRIP REPORTS FROM MY WALKS IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT
I was lucky enough to be able to borrow a friends holiday home in Cockermouth so the Loweswater fells were probably the nearest and can be tackled in a round suited to the short days.
We ( I was walking with Andrew, his partner Heidi, David and Andrew's friend Mark) set of quite early as bad weather was due in the afternoon The sun is not yet clear of Mellbreak
Looking down the track to Carling Knott on the left and Burbank fell on the right.
The Scottish hills were very clear today
Plodding along up Fellbarrow.
Looking over to the Grasmoor fells from near the top of Fellbarrow.
The wind was incredible on the top and very cold as well so we didn't hang about.
The view opens up from the eastern side of the fell
Still a lovely view despite the sun being in the "wrong" place
We head on over to the slightly lower southern cairn. The wind was straight in our faces here.
The Loweswater Pheasant has grown out a bit.
On the steep and slippy drop down to Crabtree beck. The climb up Darling fell doesn't look too bad from here but its pretty steep but fortunately not very long.
Crummock Water and Buttermere from the climb up..
The path down and the coast from Darling fell.
After we reached the Mosser road we followed it down away from the car to the main road.
So we could walk back along the lake shore.
Carling Knott again seen across a choppy Loweswater