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Low Fell with Sam and Tom.
Date & start time: Monday 26th July 2010, 4.15 pm start.
Location of Start :Thackthwaite Village, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 148 238 )
Places visited : Thackthwaite, Watching Crag, Low Fell, Low Fell southern viewpoint, down to Foulsyke then back home.
Walk details : 3.5 mls, 1275 ft of ascent , 2 hrs 50 mins.
Highest point : Low Fell 1387 ft - 423 m.
Walked with : Jenna, Sam, Tom and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Damp and humid, clearing after a wet morning. Warm.
Our grandchildren and two daughters are up in the Lakes for a short break and have requested to climb Scafell Pike.
With the weather today we were better off staying low . . .
so Low Fell it was, after a morning of rain.
Paula drove us the three miles to Thackthwaite
so that Jenna (in blue behind the car) Sam, Tom and myself could shorten the walk in view of the conditions.
Tom looks across to Watching Crag and the length of Low Fell
as we climb the footpath up from Thackthwaite.
Tom also had his camera and took this similar picture of me.
The rain had eased, the temperature was warm, therefore coats were not really needed.
Locals in our field with the whale back shape of Mellbreak in the background.
The clouds have lifted a little further and we now have a view down the lake
but not one of Grasmoor's higher top or the Central Fells beyond distant Haystacks.
The two boys walking the Thackthwaite path around the end of Low Fell.
The village of Lorton can be seen behind.
Tom is lagging behind . . .
not because of the pace but because he's found a new season's supply of bilberries to eat.
Purple lips . . . self portrait !
Up on the ridge now and fortunately still below cloud level,
though Fellbarrow behind us is in and out of the mist all the time.
Watching Crag . . . with sheep.
The first view of Buttermere Lake in the distance beyond Crummock.
Recent rains have filled both Crummock and nearby Ennerdale Water to capacity so no need of hosepipe bans for us.
Sam strides along the top of Low Fell.
That's Pop's house down there !
Jenna points out the various houses and buildings in the valley below.
The other thing the boys wanted to do is visit the old Pine tree . . . so here we are.
Mellbreak through the branches.
Another of Tom's as he catches a candid view of Jenna. Perhaps a caption could read :
" I can't hear you very well as I've left my phone in the cottage ! "
Looking back at Low Fell's viewpoint where we had been just a short while before.
A new angle from a new photographer . . . I'll have to watch my back as the competition is hotting up !
Relax again . . . nearly home.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Tom's or my digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . a Loweswater supper and a board game to follow.
Previous walk - 21st July 2010 Dent and Nannycatch Valley
A previous time up here - 17th April 2008 Fellbarrow and Low Fell with Jayne
Next walk - 28th July 2010 Scafell Pike with Tom & Sam