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Date & Time: Wednesday 27th August 2008. 5.10 pm start.
Location of Start : The red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : Scale Hill Bridge, Crummock Water, Low Ling Crag and back via High Park & Low Park.
Walk details : 5 mls, 400 ft of ascent, 1 hr 30 mins.Highest point : Above High Park 465 ft ( 142 m)
Walked with : Myself and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Overcast with a warm drizzle, damp but clearing towards the end.
Looking up the valley towards Crummock and Buttermere
My turn to walk the dogs today.
They were really bouncing from not having a good walk so I decided to change boots for jogging trainers and try and tire them out . . . I think I lost that race !
Foulsyke House and Low Fell from the Loweswater road.
Warm, damp weather has produced good grass for the sheep but has produced poor conditions for us.
The Keswick Show was cancelled over Bank Holiday due to the soft ground and we haven't been for a real fell walk for weeks.
The river is running well, but not over full, as the rain has been consistent but light.
We walked and jogged through the woods and arrived at the Pine tree at Crummock Water.
The outfall is running well too.
Working our way round we pass the Sycamore near the Pump House.
Bethan makes for the open gate on the beach.
We can safely say the weather is so poor you can't see the far end of the lake.
The Iron Stone, with Hawes Point and Rannerdale Knotts behind.
Low Ling Crag and the turn around point of today's outing.
It's dry at the moment but High Stile and Haystacks are hidden in another rain cloud.
Returning now but looking back . . . is Rannerdale looking a little clearer ?
Clear air towards Grasmoor . . . the drizzle has now gone and things are improving.
Bethan waits for me
as we take the path through Green Wood above High Park House.
Muncaster House looks a little church like as they have erected scaffolding around the chimney . . . .
All that remains for us is to cross the fields to Gillerthwaite and we're home.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with my Ann's Ixus 75 Digital camera.
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Previous walk - 23rd August 2008 A Keswick Bank Hol Saturday
A previous time up here - 20th February 2006 Low Ling Crag on Crummock Water