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UkBarrow (Lake District) – Climbing Notes


Barrow (Lake District) Climbing notes shared by Mountain-Forecast users

  • May 02, 2022
    Truefreedomseekers from United Kingdom

    To get to Barrow you can park at the base of the Fell at the gate itself, or there is parking around the side of the Fell too in little laybys. On top of this, you can park in the village of Braithwaite where you begin your walk up Barrow the front route. There is limited parking in the village but we've never had trouble getting parked up either.

    The village of Braithwaite does have a village shop which does sell the essentials for a day walking in the Lake District with plenty of drink choices too if you need extra on the day. This is in the centre of the village.

    The accommodation if you're wanting to stay close to the Fell of Barrow is also in Braithwaite itself. They do have some wonderful holiday cottages as well as hotels to suit everyone.

    The access to the Wainwright on the most popular starting point is through the gate at the base of the Fell. From here you follow the main path leading the whole way to the top. The path is good and clear, although the grassy slopes can become slippery after much rainfall in the area.

    All in all a good beginner walk or a quick hike while you're in the area. We regularly come back time and time again because it's a great walk to stretch your legs and isn't too taxing either.