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Top 5 best views in the Lake District from low fells



Latrigg in the Lake district in Winter
Latrigg, one of the lowest Lake District Fells

While each of the 214 fells offers stunning views, there are a number of fells that stand out for having views that will take your breath away. While you may think you need to go to the highest fells to get these views, this is not the case. While amazing views can be obtained from the high fells, just as stunning views can be seen from some of the lower fells across the Lake District.


Here then, is a list of the top five Low fells in the Lake District with the best views.



Walla Crag 1234ft


Just outside of Keswick lies Walla Crag which, despite its short size, gives the fell goer stunning views. The best views are over Derwent Water and down the Jaws of Borrowdale


The best time of year to go is Autumn and Winter especially if there is snow on the tops of the higher fells.



Jaws of Borrowdale
A view down the Jaws of Borrowdale



Lake district fells in snow
Looking over Derwent Water. Image credit Derek Poulton




Lingmoor fell 1530ft


Panoramic views of some of the highest fells in England will greet you from the summit of Lingmoor Fell and its neighbour Side Pike. There are a range of craggy and iconically shaped fells inducing The Langdales, the Consiton fells, Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags that jut out into the sky.


This is one for summer when the heather is in colour, or Autumn mornings where the sun lights up Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags.



cloud inversion

Lingmoor fell in the sunrise
Lingmoor Fell from Side Pike

Lingmoor fell covered in mist
Lingmoor fell covered in mist

Bowfell and Crinkle Crags
Bowfell and Crinkle Crags



Hard Knott 1803ft


Hard Knott is a lesser known fell near the incredibly steep Hardknott pass. This fell gives incredible views of Scafell and Scafell Pike as well as giving views of Weatherlam and the Eskdale valley.


The best light is at winter, however, it is advised not to drive over Hardknott pass in winter, instead start from the bottom. Sunset is best from this fell which, in winter, is not very late in the day.



The Scafell Massif
The Scafell Massif

Looking down the Eskdale Valley
Looking down the Eskdale Valley

Weatherlam from Hard Knott
Weatherlam from Hard Knott


Latrigg 1203ft


Just outside of Keswick, Latrigg is one of the most accessible fells in the lakes. With a car park most of the way up to the summit, it is a gentle undulaating path that takes you to the summit. From there you are treated to a stunning landscape filled with mountains, with the Keswick and Derwent Water making up the foreground.


Summer evening are the best time to view this fell. The softer light glints off the lake and bathes the tapestry of fells in front of you, making the view all the more sublime.




The Coledale Horseshoe on a hazy summers evening
The Coledale Horseshoe on a hazy summers evening

A full panorama of the fells next to Keswick
A full panorama of the fells next to Keswick

Lenticular clouds over the Newlands Horseshoe
Lenticular clouds over the Newlands Horseshoe

Looking down upon forest, towards Bassentwaite
Looking down upon forest, towards Bassenthwaite


Rannerdale knotts 1160ft


Just next to Buttermere, Rannerdale Knotts is a small fell that is, like many on this list, is an excellent place to see the higher fells. The view over Buttermere and Crummock is spectacular, as well as looking beyond to the Gables.


Like Latrigg, summer evenings are the best time to come here. After the valley has begun to empty, you will find solitude in the fell, with just the sheep for company, as soft light touches the fells and reflects in the lakes.



Looking down the Buttermere Valley
Looking down the Buttermere Valley

Looking over at Crummock Water
Looking over at Crummock Water

Great Gable lit by the sun
Great Gable lit by the sun


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