- Fellbarrow and Low Fell -

Date & Time: Sunday 25th November 2007. 11.25 am start.

Location of Start : Thackthwaite Village, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 148 236 )

Places visited : Thackthwaite, Fellbarrow, Smithy Fell, Low Fell, the Pine Tree, Foulsyke and back to the cottage ( Linear walk - fetched the car later )

Walk details : 4.5 mls, 1500 ft of ascent, 3 hrs 50 mins.

Highest point : Low Fell 1,387ft ( 423m ).

Walked with : John, Jo and the dogs, Polly, Megan, Jodie, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : Overcast and grey but not wet or windy thankfully.

Jo and John at the Thackthwaite Lane start.

All photos by Ann this time.


Jo had stayed with us overnight and we were joined by John and Polly for a linear walk of the Fellbarrow and the Low Fell ridge.

Unfortunately Roger was at work for the day and couldn't join us.

Jo and Jodie at one of the newly erected gates on the track leading up the fell side.

Grasmoor is the fell to the left, the High Stile ridge to the right. Rannerdale can be seen at the side of Crummock with Haystacks behind.

John and Jo about to make their way up the steep grassy ascent towards the trees on the skyline.

Fellbarrow is the rising fell on the left.

Grasmoor in the clouds in the far distance, the lower slopes of Low Fell immediately behind as we continue the climb.

Polly enjoys chewing a log complete with vegetation !

Fellbarrow summit with the Solway Plain and sea in the distance.

John enjoys a mid-walk snack, much to the interest of the dogs !

John takes a photo of the unfolding view ahead.
Along the ridge and climbing steeply to Low Fell summit.

Myself with Jo and Megan at the summit.
Jo and John with Loweswater behind.

A cloudy view of Crummock and the Buttermere Valley. The Gables and beyond are hidden by low cloud today.

The summit viewpoint looking down to the hamlet of Loweswater and our Cottage far below.

Mellbreak is the prominent fell in centre photo.

John relaxes after our lunch just below Low Fell's southern summit.

Harry and Bethan wait at the Pine Tree for John and Jo to join us
They are traversing the steep front slope of Low Fell.

A final view of the valley as we make our way down from the Tree and back to the Cottage.

.All that remained after a cup of tea and cake, was for myself to be dropped off to collect the car at Thackthwaite.


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