Great Little Walks



GLW100713: Brant Fell

13th July 2010

Brant Fell is one of those kind little hills that when you first see it, you think it is quite big, but, on climbing, it allows you to access its summit easily and then rewards you with a great view.

Brant Fell

Margaret approaching the summit

From the top you can see virtually the whole of Windermere, including a very clear view of the Georgian Round House on Belle Isle, now rebuilt after having been destroyed by fire.

The length of Windermere

Belle Isle Round House

Low Lickbarrow washing

We dropped down to Brantfell Farm, briefly joining the Dales Way before heading north to Helm Farm and skirting round the top of the town to Low Lickbarrow, where the Coniston range made a fine backdrop for the display of washing!

From  Conistons to Langdales

The original plan was to continue to School Knott but it looked as if the bad weather was about to set in so we saved that for another day and headed south.  

We stopped for coffee by a pleasant tarn, on the path to Cleabarrow, that, strangely, is not marked on the OS map.

Unmarked Tarn

Rumour has it that red clover is an endangered species so when I saw a large patch I thought they should be photographed for posterity!

Endangered red clover

Pond protected from otters

Another endangered species are fish- if the otters don't get them the fishermen will.  But at least the fishermen restock the tarns.  This one, beyond Cleabarrow and just before the B5284 is one where the fishermen are determined to have the upper hand over the otters and a very serious fence has been erected all the way round.

We rejoined the Dales Way, heading northwards this time to Matson Ground then left it to return to the car.

A very pleasant little stroll- one to remember for visitors.

Don, 7th July 2010



13th July 2010


3.7 miles

Height climbed:

497 feet

Key Features:

Brant Fell



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