Low Fell and Fellbarrow

These are the two highest fells on the ridge enclosing the Lorton Vale to the west, and they are right on the edge of the National Park.  They offer a good afternoon walk involving little effort and, in good weather, a great view of the higher fells enclosing Crummock Water and Buttermere. Unfortunately I chose one of the worst days for many weeks, as you will see from the pictures (click on any picture for a larger version).

The view across Lorton Vale, looking up towards Whinlatter. Those are serious rain-clouds, and we were dumped upon most of the walk.

Yet more self-confident sheep...
Nice easy gradients were the order of the day.  That is the top of the ridge; Low Fell is around to the left, Fellbarrow along on the right.

Low Fell is 1368 ft high, about the level of the cloud base.
In fact, above the level of the cloud base...

Fellbarrow is in the distance, and the clouds have lifted slightly.  You can at least see that it could be a pleasant walk in better weather.
The top of Fellbarrow, looking towards the Irish Sea...

What we were missing: Crummock Water looking very grey.

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