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A day in the life . . . Lorton and Lanthwaite

Date & start time: Thursday 6th January 2011.

Location of Start : The red phone box, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited : Lorton and Lanthwaite Hill

Walk details : To the car, out of the car, and a short walk later on.

Highest point : Lanthwaite Hill.

Walked with : Myself (Roger) and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : A wintery downpour during the day but a dry walk afterwards.

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A bit of a grey start to the day.

Just before ten this morning the summit of Mellbreak did emerge from the gloom

but it wasn't a great day to go up onto the fells . . . and there's so many things that need doing.

First sight of the northern summit of Mellbreak since we got out of bed some time ago.

Dramatic cloud shrouds the crags . . . but it's time to be off to Lorton.

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A quick stop to see progress on the bridge.

A base tarmac surface has been added and I understand it was apparently open to pedestrian traffic over Christmas

but the poor weather has delayed the completion work as far as cars are concerned.

Guttering and a basic tarmac surface is in place. . .
. . . . and the parapet this side looks nearly complete.

[ More photos as work progresses ]

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Those of you that follow this site know that the valley has put on an amateur dramatics production in recent years.

The 2011 production is "under rehearsal" as we speak . . . so it's time to think about the scenery.

Down at the barn . . . basic props adorn the floor and theatre flats are brought up from the store.

Time to think about joining bits together !

Not so much 'Lego' as 'Bayko' . . . for those that remember it.

Fitting standard panels together till they make the right shape and try to secure them so they don't wobble too much.

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A morning of DIY is followed by an afternoon of WALK before the light goes.

Fresh snow on Grasmoor as I walk towards Lanthwaite Hill.

Rush hour in Loweswater . . . two cars on the same road !

Oh yes . . . Whiteside has a white side too.

High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike with Muncaster House in the foreground.

Up through the woods and it's Whiteside again, this time from the stile on Lanthwaite Hill. The weather is brighter now.

The dogs used the dog flap (the square mesh ) to get through. I climb over and nearly go flying on the icy, wooden step.

Grasmoor with a patch of sunshine . . . Sunshine was in fact forecast for this afternoon

but it's about three hours later than they thought and for that three hours it rained on us and snowed on the tops.

The three beautiful white horses are out on the fell today . . . with each other and a flock of sheep for company.

( The third one is hidden behind the two on the left )

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The parting of the clouds

and the beautiful blue sky

coincides with dusk

as the light starts to fade



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The first time today that the High Stile Ridge looks remotely inviting.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon 75 or my Canon G10 digital camera.

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