Date & Time: 9th and 10th March 2007. Two local afternoon walks.

Location : Rannerdale Valley ( NY 163 183 ) and Cogra Moss ( NY 085 198 ), both in Cumbria Uk.

Places visited : Rannerdale and Squat Beck // Cogra Moss reservoir on the second walk.

Walk details : 2 mls, 500 ft of ascent, 1 hour 15 mins // 2.25mls, 550 ft of ascent, 1 hour 25 mins

Walked with : Ann and the dogs, 'Scar-face' Harry plus Bethan. Jo Hall and her dogs, Jodie and Megan joined us on the second walk.

Weather : Rannerdale was quite nice, but Cogra suffered low cloud and a strong, cold breeze.

Felldyke signpost on the second walk


Hawes Point at Rannerdale and the start of our afternoon walk.

Harry checking out the fast flowing water
Ann calling the dogs over the bridge.

We walked up the valley beside Rannerdale Knotts and walked back along the footpath crossing the adjacent fields.

It was a delightful afternoon in the sunshine, but a little cool in the shadow of the adjacent fell.

Harry and Bethan stopped for a minute for me to grab a photo.

A recent injury following a freak accident in the garden has left its mark on Harry.

It healing well now after his unplanned visit to the vet's surgery.

Ann and Jo on the path to Cogra Moss.

The following day, Jo brought over her dogs

and we all piled into one car for a local walk round the opposite side of the Loweswater Fells.


Cogra Moss is now in fact a reservoir and the "Moss"

(or marshy land) has been restricted to the upper end of the valley.


A good forestry track took us up to the lake.

A wider view of the valley, but the poor weather has brought low cloud to the hills at the far end.

Winter storms have also brought down a large number of trees in the forest. This one had fallen across the path ahead.

The frame-like structures in the water are fishing platforms for the local Angling Club.

At the head of the lake the path continues into the trees.
Two other walkers out for the afternoon.

After a short while getting nowhere, we doubled back, climbed a short path up the lower slopes of Knock Murton, and completed a small circuit at the head of the lake. Following this diversion we started back towards home, walking back down towards the lake.

Up there in the mist is Blake Fell, but that cloud was whistling through at about 30mph.

The old reservoir fence, the number of gaps along it's length making it ineffective nowadays.

Back through the trees.

The dogs (and ourselves) were suitably exercised, and Harry was back on form,

running about with the other dogs as if nothing had happened the other day.


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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.

This site best viewed with . . . lots of surgical stitchesfor Harry, and much TLC, at least for a few days yet!

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