Gavel Fell, Blake Fell and Burnbank Fell

Day 2 of a week in the Lakes and being on the Western side for the first time it would have been remiss of me not to walk in this area. So today I decided to head for Loweswater for a trip around Gavel Fell, Blake Fell and finishing off with Burnbank Fell and a walk down through Holme Wood. The autumn colours were in good order and the weather was at least dry even if no sun was on offer.

Start – Maggie’s Bridge
Route – High Nook Tarn – Gavel Fell – Blake Fell – Burnbank Fell – Holme Wood – Maggie’s Bridge
Distance – 5.5 miles    Start time – 10.00am     Time taken –  4 1/4hrs    Highest Point – Blake Fell 573m
Weather – Cloudy and breezy on the tops
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Blake Fell 1

Carling Knott dead ahead, not on today’s agenda. I’m heading for the dip to the left where High Nook Tarn is held

Blake Fell 2

These two are in view for an awful lot of this walk, Whiteside left and Grasmoor right

Blake Fell 3

Low Fell and Darling Fell and a tiny bit of Loweswater

Blake Fell 4

High Nook Tarn and the lower part of Blake Fell behind, I now head out left of this picture and up to Gavel Fell

Blake Fell 5

Them two again (Whiteside and Grasmoor), this time with Hopegill Head behind

Blake Fell 6

Hen Comb with the cloud down on Red Pike behind as I start the climb up Gavel Fell

Blake Fell 7

The steep slope of Carling Knott to the left and High Nook Tarn below

Blake Fell 8

Lorton Vale, part of Loweswater, Darling Fell and Low Fell

Blake Fell 9

Higher up Gavel Fell now and Fleetwith Pike at the head of Buttermere comes into view

Blake Fell 10

Gavel Fell summit and Red Pike and High Stile are now out of the cloud, just Pillar behind to the right is still in cloud

Blake Fell 11

Blake Fell is the next target, just follow the fence!

Blake Fell 12

Cogra Moss and Knock Murton from the climb to Blake Fell

Blake Fell 13

Blake Fell summit shelter and the Buttermere fells behind, Pillar and Scoat Fell just out of the cloud now to the right

Blake Fell 14

Whiteside and Grasmoor from Blake Fell

Blake Fell 15

Heading down to Burnbank Fell gives another good view through to Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Blake Fell 16

Burnbank Fell summit and 50 Wainwrights for me now. Them two again behind!!

Blake Fell 17

Out to sea, a bit too hazy to see the Isle of Man today

Blake Fell 18

Looking back up to Blake Fell from Burnbank Fell

Blake Fell 19

Looking back again this time with Burnbank Fell to the right and Blake Fell up on the left

Blake Fell 20

The view opens up below now to Loweswater

Blake Fell 21

A seat with a view

Blake Fell 22

Heading down through Holme Wood

Blake Fell 23

Down at Loweswater now with Low Fell high above and Whiteside to the right

Blake Fell 24

Autumn colours below Carling Knott as I head back to Maggie’s Bridge car park

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