Fellbarrow & Low Fell Trail

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9.8 km
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637 m
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Fellbarrow & Low Fell Trail

Walking the Fellbarrow & Low Fell Trail is a pleasant journey in the Lake District that will see you climb uphill to a summit viewpoint for scenic views of the surrounding area. While out on the trail, you will cross stretches of open farmland and traverse the rugged terrain of the hillside before experiencing some amazing views of Crummock Water and Loweswater. Will access to several side trails in the area, those that wish can easily turn this route into a loop for a change of scenery on the return leg of the walk.

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Route Description for Fellbarrow & Low Fell Trail

The Fellbarrow & Low Fell Trail is a popular walking route in the northern portion of the Lake District due to its stunning scenery and not-too-difficult terrain that gently climbs up the hillside. Setting out from the village of Thackthwaite, the trail will lead you across a stretch of open terrain to the west that will see you climb gradually up the hillside. With the Fellbarrow on your right, follow the trail south to traverse the elevated terrain and eventually arrive at the summit of Low Fell, where you will enjoy a commanding view of the valley below that includes Loweswater to the west and Crummock Water to the southeast. After descending along the trail into the valley, walkers can either retrace their steps along the same route as an out-and-back, or take on of the alternate trails to complete a loop around the hillside to return to the trailhead.

Getting to the Fellbarrow & Low Fell Trail Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Fellbarrow and Low Fell Trail from Cockermouth, make your way to the southeast on Lorton Street/B5292 for 5.1 km and make a slight right onto B5289. Follow this for 1.3 km and make another right, continuing on for another 0.1mi. Make a left here, and you will arrive at the trailhead in 2.1 km.

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  • Backcountry Campsites


  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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