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" The First Winter Snow "

Date & start time: Tuesday 6th December 2011.

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

Places visited : Kirkhead Farm track and back, pl;us a trip to Penrith

Walk details : Minimal.

Highest point : Sunshine and blue skies

Walked with : Myself and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : The sun shows its face at last, if only for a brief time.


 " The First Winter Snow in Loweswater" at EveryTrail

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Since we've been back the weather has been . . . well let us say . . . less than desirable.

Today I took the camera when I walked the dogs locally

and it was still in the car the following day when we drove to Penrith to collect our calendars

Sunshine and blue skies . . . unusual recently !!!

A slight dusting of snow on the fields at valley level but more higher up.

With all the leaves gone from the trees due to the recent storms, everything had been looking decidedly wintery.

Loweswater Church with snow on Black Crag and Blake Fell.

Looking back along the road to the local landmarks of Whiteside and Grasmoor.

The Beer Garden looks attractive but it's empty.

May be it is something to do with the low temperatures, the snow on the tables . . .

. . . and the warm fire inside the Kirkstile Inn.

I pass on a visit to warm my hands and continue up the lane to Kirkhead.

The weather (maybe a sheep) has knocked some stones out of the wall.

A few minutes and they were replaced . . . a few years more practice at doing it and you won't be able to see the join.

Looking across the valley to Hopegill Head and snowy Sand Hill . . .
. . . and into the sun at Mellbreak as I return to the bridge.

The sky is getting very overcast and more snow is forecast.

Back home and time to do a few essential outdoor jobs while the weather holds.

Now where did I leave the axe to chop a few winter logs for our own fire ?

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Soon after we had chance to drive to Penrith

and collect the remaining 2012 Calendars from the printer (and enjoy a coffee with our OFC friend Maggie)

We stopped briefly at the Troutbeck layby on our return along the A66, as the view into the Lakes was looking spectacular.

The forecast was right and there's been a lot more snow in the last few days.

The A66 and Blencathra above Souther Fell's sunshine . . .
. . . that means the top crag is Sharp Edge.

Time to be heading home . . . into that cloud !

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Technical note: Pictures taken with my Canon G10 or my new 1100d digital camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

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