Date & Time: Monday 12th May 2008. 7.30 pm start.

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

Places visited : Lanthwaite Hill (Brackenthwaite Hows on the 1:25k)

Walk details : 2 mls, 550 ft of ascent, 1 hour.

Highest point : Top of the hill 350 ft (208m)

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

Weather : A sunny evening as the sun was setting behind Low Fell.

A fine evening encourages a local walk


A fine sunny spell has brought the bluebells out in force.

After a day at work we get out for a short evening stroll to see how our local ones are progressing.

The lambs are growing up fast and spend their time running back and forth across the small bridge in the field as we pass by.

A short road walk and a brief climb up through the woods brought us to the top of the local Lanthwaite Hill.

That's me on the top with Grasmoor behind (in case you didn't know).

From here you can see all the way up the Buttermere Valley.

That's Rannerdale in the sunshine with the High Stile Ridge behind, all the way up to Great Gable at the head (in actual fact) of Ennerdale Valley.

Ann found a hidden field of bluebells last year so we set off to see what they were like this time.

Grasmoor forms a backdrop to this field of blue.

Time for a little low level, macro photography ?

Bluebells - Latin name: Hyacinthoides non-scripta

An old badger sett has left mounds of earth amongst the flowers.

The fast setting sun means the colours aren't so bright now.

But it's still a fine display.

The White Horse of Scale Hill.

This top field is home to three really nice looking white horses who belong to someone locally.

Inspiration for Kent perhaps in their search for a White Horse of the South Statue to match the Angel of the North

On our way home

a brief glimpse one of the deer

that live in this part of the valley.


In a few days we'll have to drive up

to see the Rannerdale Bluebells again too

before they wilt in the heat !

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Technical note: Pictures taken with my Cannon G7 or Ann's Ixus 75 Digital cameras.

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

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