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" Fangs Brow Walk with Jo "
Date & start time: Saturday 15th October 2011, 4.20 pm start.
Location of Start : Near Fangs Brow Farm, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 105 226 )
Places visited : Under Burnbank Fell, Holme Woods, Watergate Farm, Maggie's Bridge.
Walk details : 3.1 mls, 450 ft of ascent, 800 ft of descent, 1 hr 40 mins.
Highest point : Above Loweswater, at the seat, 800 ft - 246 m.
Walked with : Jo, Ann and the dogs, Jodie and Amber, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Lovely blue sky afternoon, cool in the shadow of Burnbank Fell and in the valley.
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A busy time at home, but Jo has come across for the weekend which ensures we get out for a walk.
After lunch we venture out to enjoy the afternoon sun and afterwards use her car to retrieve mine after this delightful linear walk.
A picture of the girls passing the dry stone wall
or a picture of the nice stone wall with the girls passing, if you're a dry stone waller.
. . . or a slightly wind-damaged gate . . . if you're a gate-maker.
From the brow of this part of the hill we get out first high level view down to Loweswater itself.
Beyond it, the massif of Grasmoor . . . with its neighbours . . . White Side to the left, Whiteless Pike to the right.
Lenticular cloud over the high fells
Ref: Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis) are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes,
normally aligned perpendicular to the wind direction and formed when moist air is pushed up into higher, cooler air by the land below.
Under the shadow of Burnbank now and the temperature has dropped slightly.
The cloud has lost its tight shape just in the short time we have taken to walk around towards the seat.
Looking back at the western end of Loweswater . . .
. . . and forward, past the chair to the eastern end.
A leisurely walk is one characterised by having the time to sit down and enjoy the views, especially when a seat is provided.
The bold outline of Mellbreak stands out beyond Holme Wood today
by virtue of the clear air after the recent rains.
The Coffin Road continues around the fell side and crosses Holme Beck beneath Carling Knott.
Time for a swim . . . come on . . . it's not that warm !
Interest lost, or interest distracted, the water calms and the ripples disperse.
" Sometimes I sits and think . . . and sometimes I just sits. "
Down at lake level, the view of the fells around Loweswater is as good as ever.
Grasmoor through the trees.
A little further round, the view of Whiteless Pike.
As we cross the meadow the independent aspect of Mellbreak, standing alone in the valley, is emphasised even more.
Jo and Ann look down into the waters of Dub Beck as it passes under Maggie's Bridge.
No car parked at the bridge car park for us today as we have left it at the start of the walk.
Consequently it is a short road walk back to our cottage passing Loweswater Village Hall on the way.
The hall must have one of the finest views of any village hall in the country . . . even better than the view from our home here in the Lakes.
Well . . . let's be thankful . . . we can always walk the short distance back up here if we really want.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon 75 or my Canon G10 digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . late afternoon sunlight on the high fells.
Previous walk - Thurs 13th October 2011 Rannerdale with Maggie
A previous time up here - 7th June 2003 Fangs Brow and the Coffin Route
Next walk - Sunday 16th October 2011 Souther Fell and the Falls