Low Fell - Route One

 

Start - Waterend NY 118 224 Distance - 2 miles Ascent - 1,330 feet Time - 1 hour : 30 minutes


Waterend at the start of the walk
Almost opposite the telephone box is a lane leading up to Askill Farm which is also a bridleway to the Mosser Fell Road
The lane to Askill Farm
Loweswater from the Askill Farm lane
A short distance past a sharp bend in the lane the bridleway to the Mosser Fell Road turns off to the right
Darling Fell from the bridleway
Looking back to Loweswater from the bridleway
The bridleway passes through two fields as it rises to join the Mosser Fell Road 
Looking back across Loweswater to Carling Knott and Burnbank Fell
Loweswater from the stile at the top of the first field
An old Bamford mower abandoned in the second field
The bridleway joins the Mosser Fell Road at a gate at the top of the second field
 Turn right from the gate to follow the Mosser Fell Road as it descends towards Loweswater
Loweswater from the Mosser Fell Road
After a quarter of a mile a signpost indicates the start of a footpath to Foulsyke
The footpath to Foulsyke turns right from the stile, the path to the summit of Darling Fell turns left in the direction of Askill Knott
Askill Knott
The path gradually turns and rises steeply towards a fence on the west ridge of Darling Fell
Loweswater from the path to the west ridge
The path follows the fence up the lower part of the west ridge
Looking back on Askill Knott
Looking across to Carling Knott and Burnbank Fell
Skiddaw appears over the col between Sourfoot Fell and Low Fell
Whiteside and Grasmoor over the Low Fell ridge
Half way along the west ridge, the fence turns and descends to the north, the path continues straight ahead rising to another fence and stile which can be seen on the horizon
Looking across to Fellbarrow with Smithy Fell on the right
Approaching the fence-stile on the top of the west ridge
Crummock Water and Buttermere from the stile on the west ridge
Looking back to the Solway Firth from the stile
Loweswater from the stile
The summit of Darling Fell is only a short distance along the ridge from the stile
Crummock Water and Buttermere from the summit of Darling Fell
Hen Comb flanked by Starling Dodd and Great Borne from the summit of Darling Fell
Whiteside and Grasmoor over the summit ridge of Low Fell
The path to Low Fell turns half left and joins the fence descending to the valley of Crabtree Beck
Low Fell from the descent to Crabtree Beck
Looking over to Hen Comb from the descent to Crabtree Beck
Hen Comb, Great Borne, Gavel Fell and Carling Knott from Crabtree Beck
The path continues alongside the fence rising steeply to reach the col between the summit of Low Fell and its south top
The cairn on the south top of Low Fell
Darling Fell from the south top of Low Fell
Loweswater from the south top of Low Fell
Mellbreak and Hen Comb from the south top of Low Fell
Crummock Water and Buttermere from the south top of Low Fell
Whiteside and Grasmoor from the south top of Low Fell
Wainwright regarded the south top as the true summit but acknowledged that the north top appeared to be slightly higher.  Later re-surveying has confirmed this, giving the north top a height of 1,388 ft. and the south 1,352 ft.
The stile on the col between the south top and the summit of Low Fell
Approaching the summit of Low Fell
Looking back to the south top
The summit cairn on Low Fell looking towards Blake Fell and Burnbank Fell
The connecting ridge to Fellbarrow
The Vale of Lorton
Skiddaw above the Whinlatter fells
Whiteside and Grasmoor from the summit of Low Fell
Crummock Water from the summit of Low Fell
Mellbreak and Hen Comb backed by Red Pike, Starling Dodd and Great Borne in the middle distance

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