Cogra Moss is a shallow reservoir to the east of the village of Lamplugh on the western edge of the English Lake District. It was created by the damming of Rakegill Beck in about 1880, though its function as a water supply ceased in 1975. The reservoir, which is surrounded by forestry plantations on three sides, is popular with walkers and anglers.
Beyond the reservoir, Blake Fell (573m) towers overhead. It is the highest point of the Loweswater Fells, an area of low grassy hills with steep sides.
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.
Park at the Felldyke carpark, and follow the track at the rear of the carpark, descending down to the reservoir. Follow the track alongside Cogra Moss, and head up the Donkey path, skirting alongside Knock Murton. From there, head up Middle Fell, keeping the fence to your right. Keep going, and you will soon reach the summit of Blake Fell. From there, descend towards Sharp Knott – take care at this point, the path is steep and can be slippery. Follow the forestry track back down to the reservoir.
- Distance: 4.9 miles
- Max elevation: 551 metres