Gowbarrow Fell

Gowbarrow Fell almost completes my round of all the fells that encircle Ullswater, from north to south, and east to west, and is a very scenic piece of the 'jigsaw', especially because of the views it provides from one of its outlying promontories, namely Green Hill.  These are very fine - much better than from the main summit itself - and reminiscent of the panoramas of Crummock Water and Buttermere from the southern end of Mellbreak.

Ascent was from the village of Dockray, straight up a path on the western flank that leads more-or-less directly to the summit.  Then on from there to Green Hill, to descend slowly - because the views are well worth lingering over all the way down - to Aira Force, and thence back up to Dockray again. 

Splendid panoramas from the start not only of the southern end of Ullswater and its magnificent range of fells, but also to the north of distant Skiddaw, and of more local beauty spots such as Dowthwaitehead and Glencoyne Park, along with a chance later on to also savour the very scenic upper reaches of Aira Force.  Great round!

(Highest point: Gowbarrow Fell, 1578 ft/481 m. Distance: 3.4 miles/5.4 km. Ascent: 1041 ft./317 m.)

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