Loweswater Circular Walk

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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1.5-2h
Distance
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5.8 km
Elevation
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159 m
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Loweswater Circular Walk

The Loweswater Circular Walk is a laidback adventure that will see you traverse some open and forested terrain along the edge of the lake. While out on the trail, you will experience a peaceful woodland setting and stunning lakeside views that include Burbank Fell, Carling Knott, and Darling Fell in the backdrop. This well-maintained and easy-to-navigate trail is perfectly suited for an easy family walk.

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Route Description for Loweswater Circular Walk

The Loweswater Circular Walk is a popular Lake District adventure for those looking for a relaxing stroll by the water’s edge. The trail sets out from the car park and heads to the southeast, working along the edge of the water in the direction of Loweswater village. From here, you will loop around to the western shores of the lake and walk through the tranquil forest setting of Holme Wood. After exiting the tree cover, continue around the edge of the lake and enjoy the views of the surrounding fells before arriving back at the trailhead where you started.

Getting to the Loweswater Circular Walk Trailhead

To reach the car park for the Loweswater Circular Walk from Cockermouth, drive south on Lamplugh Road for 0.8 km and take the second exit at the roundabout onto A5086. Follow this for 7.1 km and turn left to continue on for another 2.4 km. Make another left on Fangs Brow, and you will find the car park on the right in 1.8 km.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-November

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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