Date & Time: Mon 20th Feb. 2006, afternoon.

Location of Start : Loweswater ( Map ref: NY 142 211)

Places visited : A walk to Low Ling Crag, Crummock.

Walk details : 4.5 mls, 400 ft of ascent. 2 hours approx.

Walked with : Ann and the dogs.

Weather : Dry, blustery day with blue sky but fast moving clouds.

 

This was a shorter afternoon walk to exercise the dogs ( and ourselves ). Our objective, Low Ling Crag, is a promontory jutting out into Crummock Water opposite Rannerdale Knotts. There and back gave us a great little walk.

Starting from near the Kirkstile pub, we walked to the corner of Melbreak, through the trees of Green Wood behind High Park House. From there we traversed under the slopes of Melbreak alongside Crummock water on the higher level path.

Rannerdale Farm, Rannerdale Knotts, Fleetwith Pike (Honister Crags) and Low Ling Crag on the extreme right.

Clear blue skies and afternoon sun made the walking delightful.

 

59, or was it 61, Canada Geese floating just offshore from Low Ling.

Answers on a postcard to RSPB please, not me !

A sudden squall appeared at the top of the valley, rushing across the face of Honister, engulfing High Crag, and setting off towards Ennerdale Valley. It was short, sharp and looked wintry.

   
Sunshine on the farm before the rain
Rannerdale Cottage just missing the sunshine afterwards

As the rain passed we were treated to a brief but clear rainbow over Rannerdale Valley.

 

Clear again as we made our way back along the shoreline path.

The Gables and Brandreth are once again clear of cloud.

Evening Light on Whiteside and Grasmoor

as we left the lakeside and returned home.

 

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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 wind direction that takes the wintry squall the other way !

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