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Morning and the Low Fell Tree walk
Date & start time: Sunday 5th December 2010, 11 am start.
Location of Start : The red phone box, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : Foulsyke, The Scots Pine on Low Fell and back.
Walk details : 1.75 mls, 550 ft of ascent, 1 hr 20 mins.
Highest point : The tree 860 ft - 265 m.
Walked with : Myself and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Pristine. Dictionary : In its original condition; unspoiled, clean and fresh as if new.
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A beautiful sunny winter's day with the temperature well below freezing.
Time to get out and enjoy the spectacle of the winter snow in Loweswater.
A walk up to the tree on Low Fell would be most suitable to start to the day, albeit a mid-morning start.
It's the January page of our calendar all over again . . . the start of the walk at, or near the red phone box.
Despite gritting, the roads are still white as the salt has little effect at the overnight temperature of -7 degrees.
Looking over the hedge at the lovely view of Grasmoor.
Bethan thinks we were going to walk along the road . . . not this morning.
Tyre tracks where the guests staying at Rose Cottage have parked.
I took a wide berth around the field in order to catch a photo with the cottage and Grasmoor behind.
It meant I also saw this rather different view of Carling Knott above the roof of Rose Cottage.
The Gritting Lorry laying more salt on the road.
Despite the bad press in certain areas, I reckon the council are doing a reasonable job here.
An under-used feeding trough.
The field is rented to a different farmer this year and he doesn't seem to use this piece of farm equipment.
The object of our desires this morning . . . a brief walk up to the tree on the side of Low Fell.
Harry's knee is improving well but there's no point in pushing his recovery regime too fast.
No work today . . . in the distance the valley that leads to Whinlatter Pass, the route I take to work
but I've got the day off and so I'm home and enjoying the sunshine.
I always enjoy seeing these trees . . . a nice bunch of lowland Scots Pine, the tallest having a bad-hair-day.
Whiteside from the roadway in front of Foulsyke House.
Looking across at the ever expanding view.
A view of Grasmoor over the buildings of Foulsyke and The Coach House.
Above the Whinny Ridding Wood I get my first clear view of Crummock Water.
" One Tree and his dog "
Under the branches of the tree we look down on Foulsyke, our Cottage and Crummock Water.
There's just the suggestion of high cloud on Great Gable in the distance.
Moving up slightly to gain a slightly different perspective.
Whiteside and the tree as I take a horizontal path around the fell side.
Looking round . . . Whiteside and Grasmoor.
A neighbour and friend took a walk up there yesterday and said the deep, powdery snow made walking difficult.
The view up Crummock Water and the Buttermere Valley.
Round into the sun shining over Hen Combe (centre right).
Below are two neighbours enjoying a short walk to their favourite viewpoint too.
Descending now and the view once again is bordered by trees.
Waiting by the gate from the woods for me to catch up.
Not a lot wrong with his leg then (though it would be a little stiff later in the day).
Snow crystals on the way back over the fields.
A sheep's footprint leaves an indent in the snow.
This lovely weather is beautiful but it makes their life more complicated, having to search for food under the snow.
Nearly home . . . put the kettle on !
With this winter wonderland it's starting to feel like Christmas is on the way.
Time to write the last of the Christmas cards tonight.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with my Canon G10 digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . 'Micro spikes' on my boots so I could enjoy the walk to the full.
Previous walk - 30th November 2010 Loweswater and Fangs Brow
A previous time up here - 15th February 2010 The Low Fell Tree walk with the Grandchildren
Next walk - 5th December 2010 Castlerigg and Keswick