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Fangs Brow to Loweswater accessible walk in the Lake District

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Fangs Brow to Loweswater
Fangs Brow to Loweswater
Fangs Brow to Loweswater
Fangs Brow to Loweswater

Fangs Brow to Loweswater
If wonderful views over Loweswater towards Crummock Water and Grasmoor, woodland paths and a wonderful 16th century pub at the end are your thing, then this is the trek for you!

There is limited unofficial roadside parking at the start of this linear walk from Fangs Brow. Once disembarked, simply head through the gate and follow the well-defined bridleway across the fields towards Loweswater. 

The path descends down through Holme Wood on the banks of Loweswater before coming out onto the country lanes, which you follow through to the Kirkstile Inn, with its wonderful surroundings and a cracking close-up of Mellbreak.

There’s a good-sized car park at the pub, but in season the place gets very busy as it has a reputation for both good beer and tasty food.

It is challenging, uneven terrain on this walk and for this reason I used the Terrain Hopper. It is not suitable for manual chairs.

However there is an easier, more accessible walk down by the side of the Lake. The National Trust has created a network of accessible lakeside paths down by the lakeside, and a walk here at Loweswater has been included in the Lake District Miles Without Stiles walk (Number 26). The Miles Without Stiles walk starts at the small car park at Maggie’s Bridge.

There are no facilities on this walk.

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trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Penrith, Carlisle

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".

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