Gowbarrow Fell - Sunday 5 May 2013
Watermillock Church - Swinburn's Park - Gowbarrow Fell - Swinburn's Park - Watermillock Church
Watermillock Church - Grid Ref NY432230
Good path as far as the Shooting Lodge after which the path becomes intermittent
Mild with occasional sunshine although blustery on the Summit
OL5 - The English Lakes (North Eastern Area)
After a filling Sunday Lunch in The Herdwick Inn at Penruddock http://www.herdwickinn.com we made an early evening ascent of Gowbarrow Fell. The walk begins at the very pretty Watermillock Church and makes its way on a good path through the woodland of Swinburn's Park. At the Shooting Lodge the path becomes intermittent therefore we followed the wall to the right and then picked up a path from the wall which leads to the summit. For relatively little effort, the top of the fell gives superb views over Ullswater. We both really enjoyed this walk and did not see anybody either on the way up or down.
The ruined Shooting Lodge - turn right here!
The Summit of Gowbarrow Fell
Sheffield Pike in the centre with Helvellyn behind
Gowbarrow Fell Summit with the Mell Fell brothers in the background - Great to the left and Little to the right!
Dave & Fudge on the descent - on the left is the wall we followed both up and down. Loadpot Hill and Wether Hill are behind Ullswater
Hallin Fell in sunshine with Loadpot Hill and Wether Hill behind. Steel Knotts is to the right.
Hallin Fell and Ullswater - Fudge looks impatient!
It seems that nowhere is safe from graffiti
The Far Eastern Fells
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