Thursday 31st March 2011
Start Point : Thackthwaite (NY 149 237)
Distance : 5.1 miles Height Ascended : 500 metres
In the Pink at Thackthwaite.
Starting from the
Low Fell from the fields above Thackthwaite.
Grasmoor, the High Stile ridge, Mellbreak and a glimpse of Crummock Water.
Crummock Water across Watching Crag.
The view southeast from the southern top.
A slight detour southeast from the main
southern cairn gives a better viewpoint - in my opinion one of the best in the
Lorton Vale and a glimpse of the distant Skiddaw range.
‘Southeast, the view is of classical beauty, an inspired and inspiring vision of loveliness that has escaped the publicity
of picture postcards and poets’ sonnets, a scene of lakes and mountains arranged to perfection. The grouping of fells
above Mosedale is also attractively presented, with Pillar an unexpected absentee, only a small section of its western
shoulder being seen behind Red Pike. Grasmoor is a tremendous object’. (AW Low Fell 6)
Burnbank Fell over Loweswater.
‘……………………a perfectly composed view of mountain and lake scenery, a connoisseur's piece………’ (AW)
Unfortunately the sun never broke through sufficiently
to lighten up and enhance the view..............I'll be back.
Darling Fell from the main slightly higher northern top.
The north and south tops of Low Fell.
Watching Crag from the south.
A last look back.
Lorton Vale - blue skies to the north.
Whiteside and Grasmoor over Low Fell.
Fellbarrow - rather than following the fence line over Smithy Fell I took the path that contours round it to the right.
The northerly aspect from the summit of Fellbarrow.
A repeat view of Grasmoor, the High Stile ridge and Mellbreak on the return leg.