I only discovered this walk in the last few days and have to say its a very good hike. Whereas we would normally head off to the high hills at the other end of Haweswater this one explores the lower hills above Burnbank. Free parking is plentiful at Burbank village and we head off on a flat stretch toward the reservoir. The best views of the dam are at the end of the walk on our way down off the fells.
We carry on just above Haweswater until we get to the Waterfalls of Measand Beck. Here we start to head up hill. At points the waterfalls are spectacular and the views across the reservoir get better and better as we climb. There is no rush on this hike and there are lots of little paths off to the right to explore the views down the beck and falls, well worth the time. We cross a bridge that takes us to the path up to Low Kop. Having got to the summit its down the same way for a short distance to take a path leading to another top called Standing Stones.
Its then a network of paths that take us along and above Haweswater. Here we get great views of the dam and right down the reservoir to the high hills at the other end of the valley. Its gradually down and back to Burbank. Good paths and fantastic views in an area not often explored. Lunch at some suitable point.
This is not an A walk, so, good for just about anyone. It might be just enough a couple of days before Christmas. Hopefully not in competition with the other walk on the day but at least you have a choice.