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The Mosser Track from Lorton
Date & start time: Saturday 29th January 2011, 3.30 pm start.
Location of Start : Roadside near High Bank Farm, Lorton, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 147 258 )
Places visited : The Mosser track towards Whin Fell.
Walk details : 2.2 mls, 525 ft of ascent, 1 hr 10 mins.
Highest point : The 250m contour on the track to Whin Fell, 810 ft - 250 m.
Walked with : Myself (Ann) and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Sunny with blue skies all round but cool and still frosty under foot.
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An afternoon walk to catch the sunshine again.
Being the northern side of Fellbarrow there was perhaps not as much on offer as on Loweswater's Mosser Track
but then there was quite sufficient around for a good walk wherever you went.
The walk along this track climbs along the sky-line of the last photo.
There are good views up the Lorton valley to the bulk of Grasmoor and the High Stile ridge in the distance on the right.
Plenty of frost remaining on the fell sides where the sun hasn't reached today.
The sun starts to make an appearance.
Here I am looking towards the back of Fellbarrow with Watching Crag on Low Fell prominent in the distance.
The sunlit Solway plain. Clouds obscure the coastline of Scotland today.
A panoramic view as I look down on Cockermouth to the right.
Frosty patterns on the vegetation at the side of the track.
More patterns where the warmth hasn't penetrated.
Harry and Bethan have just about caught up with the sun at the head of the track.
Two large sunlit dogs and a very small cow !
More hairy beasties enjoying their winter fodder
whilst one of their grazing companions comes over to say hello to me . . .
. . . and is rewarded with some fresh grass from my side of the gate.
We leave the main track and turn up to the left.
This side of the track has been in shadow all day . . .
. . . the opposite side has been in the sun.
A twisted hedge with greens and browns reflecting the sun.
The further up we went, the more I realised that we were not going to enjoy any extra sunshine
so called Harry and Bethan back to start our return.
Back in the sunshine and a spot of puppy-play !
A different horse grazes along with bovine companions this time.
Sheep tucking into their winter fodder further down the track.
The fields and fells behind are starting to take on a reddish glow.
Binsey in the far distance, Harrot Fell above the forestry in the middle distance.
End of the walk - no need to look sad, more walkies planned for tomorrow !
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon 75 digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . plenty of animals to say hello to along the way.
Previous walk - 20-25th January 2011 Mosser, Lorton & the Bridge
A previous time up here - 7th October 2010 The High Bank Lorton track
Next walk - 30th January 2011 Seatallan with Ian