Oak Cottage - Loweswater

Retreat to the quiet of the Western Lakes

The Cottage, and  the view up the Buttermere Valley



Oak Cottage Home Page


Time and place : Saturday 30th Aug 2003. Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk.

Occasion : An sunny afternoon walk up Hen Comb from the cottage - Ann, Jenna and the dogs.

Walk details : 4.3 miles, 1380 feet (417m) of ascent.

Weather : Sunny and blue skies, with occasional cloudier patches.

Hen Comb ridge from our garden - it looks inviting in the sunshine.

From the summit less than an hour later, we could see Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike, Red Pike, High Stile and Starling Dodd in the near distance and Pillar in the background (right)

Jen on the summit with the Grasmoor group behind.

Layla and Holly take a short break on the summit too.

Distant views of the Isle of Man

Summit cairn looking towards Carling Knott and Loweswater.

Darling Fell on the right and the Scottish hills across the Solway.

Looking down the Vale of Lorton - Low Fell and Darling Fell adjacent to the lake.

Carling Knott and Loweswater - Criffel in the distance on the distant Scottish shore.


Back down and cooling off in Mosedale Beck - Holy swimming and Layla gathering a stone from the stream.

Happy Holly!!

No need to take off the boots and socks today as crossing the beck on the stepping stones is easy.

Especially for Jill B. - Green and Great Gable from the garden, with Haystacks in front of them.

Later in the evening . . . same view 8 pm.


Evening light.

Whiteside on the left taken from our bedroom window and Grasmoor from the garden 5 minutes later - a stunning sunset.


Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon IXUS 400 Digital camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

This site best viewed . . . with a relaxed evening glow around you.

Go to Top . . . Home page . . . Go To Archive 2003

© RmH . . . Email me here