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Date & start time: Sunday 13th December 2009. 11.30 am start.
Location of Start : Thackthwaite Village, Lorton Valley, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 149 238 )
Places visited : Thackthwaite, Watching Crag, Low Fell, Southern viewpoint, Foulsyke and home.
Walk details : 3.75 mls, 1300 ft, 3 hrs 10 mins including lunch.
Highest point : Low Fell, 1,387ft ( 423m)
Walked with : Jo, John, myself (Ann) and the dogs, Jodie, Amber, Polly, Harry and Bethan.
: Cold but not as
sunny as yesterday due to the high cloud.
John and Jo at the gate leading up from Thackthwaite village.
First view of the high fells, looking towards Gable and the High Stile Ridge.
Alongside Watching Crag, the still waters of Crummock with a brief view of Buttermere behind Rannerdale Knotts.
Grasmere towers above the frosty fields around Scale Hill.
Near the top now and we have a full view of Crummock and its reflections.
Time for lunch just below the main summit of Low Fell.
We walked on to the southern end of the ridge and the view extended right to include Mosedale.
Frosty edges to the fields around Watergate Farm where the sun failed to warm the shadows.
Loweswater reflects the woodland and dark summit of Carling Knott.
Jo, Jodie and Amber at the best viewpoint of all . . . the southern cairn.
After a steep descent we walked across to the Scots Pine . . .
. . . where we are joined by three friendly Shetland Ponies.
Amber isn't so confident now that the ponies are so close.
Ebony and Ivory . . . together in perfect harmony.
The ponies are black and white dots by the tree now that we are down past Foulsyke House.
Crossing the dip in the fields.
Only a flock of sheep between John and his scones waiting at the cottage !
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Technical note: Pictures taken with Ann's Canon 75 digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . yesterday's sunshine.
Previous walk - 12th Dec 2009 A frosty ascent of Mellbreak
A previous time up here - 26th December 2008 Christmas Trees and Low Fell
Next walk - 14th to 16th Dec 2009 Rannerdale and Cockermouth