Date & Time: 15th January 2007. 1.30 pm start.

Location of Start : Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 144 211 )

Places visited : Crummock Water, Low Park and back.

Walk details : 2.4 mls, negligible ascent , 1 hrs 40 mins.

Walked with : Myself (Ann) and the dogs, (as Roger is at work today ! )

Weather : Squally showers, very high gusting wind, turning more stormy with torrential, driving rain.

Myself by the lake on a less windy day recently . . .

 

It is hard to believe from this photo that it was only 1.30 pm. Rannerdale loams large on the opposite side of Crummock.

This is the track down to the lake near to our cottage that I walked, or rather stumbled along with the dogs today. It is known locally as the 'gated road', having at least seven gates to open and close along it's length.

At the exit from the gated road the Pump House comes in to view.

Grasmoor and all the North Western fells on the left are topped with low cloud.

Flooding in the field leading to the path near the Pump House.

( Crummock supplies water for Cockermouth and Workington.)

The path alongside a turbulent Crummock.

Last week this path was flooded to within a couple of inches of the top of the wall. The water level has receded, but not completely cleared the path.

Harry seems unperturbed by the wind .... sticks are far more interesting.

The fallen tree in the background was a casualty of last week's storms.

The path approaches the largest of the beaches on the northern end of Crummock.

Hiding behind the gorse for shelter, I capture the impending squall which heralded a swift worsening of the weather.

Rannerdale slopes are to the left, the High Stile ridge is in the thick blue/black cloud to the right

More like a sea than a lake.

Harry battles his way back to me as we are blown around like rag dolls in the fierce gusting wind.

Bethan, as usual, is in a world of her own, busy sniffing out interesting scents near the wall. Our route is the upward path in the field beyond.

A final look back at the beach as I crouch behind the wall to keep a steady grip on the camera.

The slopes of Mellbreak with rain sweeping across the fields.

Harry comes back to find me again, this time it is a gate that was a casualty of recent storms.

Sheep move ahead of us as we take a left turn to make our way through the lanes and back to the cottage.

I put away the camera, as the rain was now torrential. Raindrops have caught the flash light on this final photo.

 

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Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon G7 Digital camera.

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

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