Saturday, 1 July 2000

Blake Fell

Blake Fell seen from Gavel Fell
Height: 573m (1,880ft)
Prominence: 164m (538ft)
Region: Western Fells
Classifications: Marilyn, Dewey, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Shelter
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report: 
The Loweswater Five - 08/05/2016
A nice shelter tops Blake Fell
What Wainwright said:

"Blake Fell is the highest of the Loweswater uplands, overtopping the others considerably and asserting this superiority by a distinctive final upthrust that makes it prominent in views of the group".

Blake Fell is the highest point of the Loweswater Fells, an area of low grassy hills with steep sides overlooking the lake of Loweswater. The Loweswater Fells have been compared to the digits of a hand, radiating out southwestward from the "palm" centred on Loweswater village. The summit is a grassy dome decorated with a large cairn, the meeting point of paths from the various ridges.

Westwards there is no higher ground to interrupt the sea view. To the east is a fine array of hills stretching from Binsey in the north to Grike in the south. The North Western Fells across Crummock Water are particularly fine, although much better seen from Loweswater End.

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