Low Fell

By this, the last day of my recent Buttermere sojourn, I felt as if I never wanted to look another steep fell-side in the face ever again!
However, Low Fell made an ideal choice in the circumstances, the main path up (from Thackthwaite) consisting mostly of only gently-sloping lush green sward, and its height being only of the propertions indicated by its name. At the same time, however, even in the relatively overcast conditions, it also yielded increasingly beautiful and dramatic views towards the Vale of Lorton and the Loweswater and Crummock Water areas, espcially once nearby Darling Fell summit was also attained.
Descent was down the 'nose' of the last of the outlying prominences on Darling Fell, and then through Whinny Ridding to Foulsyke and so back along the very quiet road to Thackthwaite. A gentle but very rewarding end to a wonderful few days of the best of Lakeland fell-walking!
Highest point: Low Fell (423 m/ 1388 ft.). Distance: 9.95 km/6.18 miles. Ascent: 572 m/1878 ft.
For further details of this walk, see the following:
Richards, M. Lakeland Fellranger series - The Western Fells (2011). Cicerone.
Wainwright, A. A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, Book 7: The Western Fells (1958). Westmorland Gazette/Frances Lincoln.
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL4 (1: 25 000) The Lake District: NW Area [or equivalent].

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