- Holme Force and the Bothy -

Date & Time: Friday 7th December 2007. 3.15 pm start.

Location of Start : Maggie's Bridge car park , Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 135 210 )

Places visited : Watergate Farm, Holme Wood, Holme Force, The Bothy and Maggie's Bridge.

Walk details : 2.5 mls, 550 ft of ascent, 1 hrs 20 mins.

Highest point : In the woods at 768 ft (236 m ) above sea level.

Walked with : Jo, Jill, Ann and the dogs, Jodie, Megan, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : Cold and damp but dry - definitely woolly hat and gloves weather.


Hear no sunshine, see no sunshine, feel no sunshine.


Jill and Jo were up for the weekend and so a short walk was called for once they had arrived Friday afternoon.

It's been a bit damp here over the last few days so a walk in Holme Woods to see the waterfall would seem a good idea.

Jo, Ann and Jill

with Watergate meadows and Mellbreak behind.

Low Fell and the southern end of Loweswater.

The sheep are watching us pass from a safe distance. No need, there was a fence and hedge between us.

High tide at Loweswater.

Recent rain has raised the level of the lake so that it is flooding the field.

Winter afternoons mean early sunsets

There's a pink colour in the clouds as the sun goes down behind the fells.

The rowing boats, usually by the lakeside in summer, have been moved to their winter storage racks.

We followed the forest tracks up and then across through the wood to Holme Beck

Jodie waits for Jo to take her picture
Another shot from the small bridge


The upper reaches of the waterfall are often hidden by the heavy tree cover but with the winter season the leaves have fallen to allow us a better view.

Recent forest clearance has also opened up the view.


This is a close up of the top spout of the falls.



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There has been a substantial amount of selective clearance of the non-native trees.

Hopefully the commercial clearance will stop before the mixed woodland effect is lost.

One for the lads - photo of heavy plant - the off road forestry tractor and grab trailer.

Holme Wood Bothy - owned by the National Trust - it is available for holiday rental by the way.

A lakeside position illuminated by flash this late in the afternoon.

A brief walk and time to return to the car before total darkness sets in.


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