This short walk from the isolated hamlet of Watendlath brings us up onto the summit of Brund Fell, a relatively low fell, but one that offers great views down into Borrowdale, and east towards the Helvellyn ridge..
Length: 1.6 miles
Map: The English Lakes - North Western Area (OS Explorer Map Active)
Last Walked: November 2009
We start at the National Trust car park in the hamlet of Watendlath
After crossing the footbridge turn left, and follow the path as it runs alongside Watendlath Tarn. This path passes through a stone wall, and then splits, with one branch running alongside the tarn and the other heading off up and to the right. Follow this path for a very short distance, and then branch off to the right and climb up the hillside.
At first there is little or no path to follow, but after a short distance the next wall comes into site, complete with a swing gate. Head for this gate. On the far side of the wall our path is rather more visible, heading almost due west and climbing up towards the summit of Brund Fell, with another stone wall just to the right.
Follow this path as it winds its way all the way to the summit. The final part of the path is particularly fine, climbing up the last rocky outcrop of the fell.