Sunday, 11th November 2007



Walk: Fell Foot Brow, Gummers' How, Sow How Tarn, Cartmel Fell (Raven's Barrow), St Anthony's Church, Foxfield, Simpson Ground Reservoir, Staveley-in-Cartmel, Fell Foot Brow
Start Point: Lay-by opposite Fell Foot Brow Grid Ref: SD 381 868
Distance:  9 miles Ascent:  2,000 feet
Weather: A cold day, mainly sunny with some wind
Accompanied by:

Marie, led by me

Comments: A very pleasant walk with lots of variety, made all the better by the weather. Good views over Windermere to the fells beyond. Had elevenses near the monument on Cartmel fell, which is also known as Raven's Barrow. We could visit the church as the services take place at 9.30am. Took the path north of Simpson Ground Reservoir but lost it in the woods. Made our way west of the reservoir to the southern path - some good views across the water.


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Looking across Windermere to Lakeside


Windermere leads into the River Levens, with the estuary in the distance


On Gummers How, Windermere is just visible to the left of the trig point


We found two swans on Sow How Reservoir


They came looking for food - we weren't ready to share our lunch!


The valley to the North-west suddenly comes into view towards the end of Cartmel Fell


The Memorial on Cartmel Fell has its own built-in seat


St Anthony's Church is worth a visit


It is over 500 years old


We visited it on Remembrance Sunday


In 2004 the children helped a local artist to create this mural to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the church


All Green Lanes should be like this one!


Colourful fungi en route


Simpson Ground Reservoir - at this point we had lost the path through the woods


but were rewarded with some spectacular views


Back on the lower path we were greeted by scenes of desolation


Windermere again as we head down to Staveley in Cartmel

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