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Date & start time: Monday 23rd February 2009. 3.15 pm start.
Location of Event : The red phone box, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : Loweswater, Kirkhead. Mosedale crossing, Little Dodd, Hen Comb and back.
Walk details : 4.5 ml, 1362 ft of ascent, 2 hours 30 mins.
Highest point : Hen Comb 1,669ft ( 509m)
Walked with : Jayne, James, Matthew, myself (Ann) and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Low cloud but dry.
Appearing out of the mist . . . on Hen Comb
Jane, James and Matthew were in Loweswater this afternoon and fancied a walk out on the local fells.
It was mid afternoon when they arrived so it was a prompt start to get back before the light faded.
The Negative Signpost below the Kirkstile Inn.
The front of Jayne and the back of our two dogs . . . could have been worse . . . could have been the other way round.
Jayne safely across the pool on the Mosedale beck.
Plenty of chatter as we make our way up.
Matthew and James stop to admire the misty view of Loweswater.
The summit is in sight ahead of us
but it keeps disappearing behind the drifting cloud.
The final pull up onto the mist shrouded summit.
Harry waits for me, Bethan is already on the skyline . . . no surprises there then !
Our three companions making their way up behind us.
Bethan and Harry reach the summit of Hen Comb.
Matthew's first lakeland summit.
No views unfortunately . . . but the weather is mild as seen from James's attire !
On our way down now . . . Harry waiting patiently as usual.
Bethan on the crags of Little Dodd which we diverted to on our descent.
It is nearly quarter to six and daylight is fading.
Harry and Bethan run down the final slope for another dip in the beck
which we then waded across a second time before taking the Mosedale track home.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with with Ann's Ixus 75 Digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
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Previous walk - 21st February 2009 Up and down Little Mell Fell
A previous time up here, with Jayne as it happens - 4th April 2007 Hen Comb with Jayne, Ian and David
James has recently posted me a few of his photos of the walk, which I am delighted to add here.
Bethan on Little Dodd Crags, looking down on Whiteoak Beck.
Jayne looking down on Mosedale and the northern end of Mellbreak.
Thanks James . . . Rmh