Date & Time: Tuesday 31st July 2007. 4.40 pm start.

Location of Start : The red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited : Kirkstile, Kirkhead, the Mosedale Valley and back.

Walk details : 3.5 mls, 500 ft of ascent , 1 hrs 40 mins.

Highest point : Tea in the garden afterwards.

Walked with : Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : Sunshine and blue skies. A slight breeze on the walk.

" Summertime . . . and the living is easy "

 

I think today I shall just relax.

Harry however is more awake and needs a walk.

   
The negative signpost at the Kirkstile Inn . . .
. . . and splash of colour in the gardens

The visitors are enjoying the good weather too - be it pints of beer or pots of tea.

" The extension on the extension " as they used to say on a TV advertisement many years ago.

The work on extending the Loweswater Brewery room is now complete and the local brew is back in production, much to everyone's delight.

Looking back to the Kirkstile as we make our way up to the Mosedale Valley between Mellbreak and Hen Comb.

Chris's cows are our enjoying the rich summer grass.

Mellbreak's northern slopes are always impressive.

Looking round, Whiteside, Hopegill Head and Grasmoor are crystal clear today.

Darling Fell and Low Fell to the north. The low banks in the field are thought to be the remains of an old fortification in the valley.

No chance of passing this gate without going down to let the dogs have a swim.

Ann throwing sticks for Harry.

" More please ! "

The pool here is about six foot deep but the recent spate of water means it's still rather cold for us to swim.

We'll leave it to the dogs today.

Bethan joins in and finds her own stick. She is never such an enthusiastic swimmer as Harry though.

I think that finger is saying - " stay away from me "

Another dip - another reason to shake off all this water - Ann has moved further away this time.

Suitably refreshed, we continue on up the valley. This is the summit of Hen Comb across the Mosedale Valley.

We walked towards, but never quite reached the Mosedale Holly before turning for home.

Darling Fell and Low Fell on the way back.

That's not one of the dogs. It's a rather thin looking Herdwick sheep after being recently sheered.

We cut down to the swimming pool again on the way back

to let the dogs have another small swim

 

But I also wanted to catch a photo of the nice waterfall and pool

just down from the stepping stones.

 

This is Hen Comb from the edge of the trees,

hence the dappled shade on the river.

A secluded river pool is disturbed today by the fast flowing water.

The water has a slight peaty brown-ness as it cascades its way down stream today.

 

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

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

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