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" Low Fell with a Football "
Date & start time: Thursday 12th January 2012 3.05 pm start.
Location of Start : Thackthwaite Village, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 148 236 )
Places visited : Watching Crag, Low Fell, Southern viewpoint, Foulsyke and home.
Walk details : 3.5 mls, 1125 ft of ascent, 2 hrs 20 mins.
Highest point : 1,387 ft - 423 m.
Walked with : Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : The first of a beautiful few days.
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The prospect of a full afternoon of sunshine (at last) so we pick a local fell for a slightly longer walk.
Low Fell is a great little favourite anyway but this time Harry made it different by spending the whole time playing football.
Chance for us to get fell-fit too, as we've had precious little uphill walks in recent months due to the weather.
It has been looking good all over lunchtime . . . time to go and walk it.
We drove the car to Thackthwaite and would return later in the day to collect it.
This would give us a linear walk up the fell and back to the cottage.
Whiteside and Grasmoor as we cross the fields above the village.
The whale-back profile of Mellbreak across the valley.
Out onto the fell and looking across to Crummock Water.
The central fells extend all the way to the highest peak in England, Scafell Pike, some eleven miles away.
(Scafell is behind and to the right of the higher looking one ~ Great Gable)
Harry (and I) still playing with the football on the way up. So far he had kept hold of it all the way.
Ann in the meantime had a go at an automatic panorama on her new camera.
On the edge near Watching Crag.
The summit of Low Fell . . . where's the ball this time Harry ?
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Clear air and distant views of Scotland across the Solway Firth.
A summit shot from the higher of the two southern viewpoints on Low Fell.
Bethan looking pleased with herself . . . what has she been doing ?
Looking a little sorry and less round than before, the football makes an appearance again.
Waiting for the centre-half to finish his photo before he passes the ball . . . again !
Loweswater (into the sun) from Low Fell.
We took the path zig-zagging down the front at this point, in order to head for home.
Two of the three delightful Shetland ponies that graze this part of Low Fell.
The third one in the middle is Ann.
Time for a brief respite to enjoy the view before the sun sets.
The gate on the top road next to Foulsyke House.
It features on this month's calendar but last year in the snow the picture was entirely different.
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Back to where we started . . . looking at Low Fell from the garden.
A lovely red sunset glow . . . all we have to do now is fetch the car and make some supper.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Fuji Finepix Compact or my G10 Canon camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . a bite-proof plastic football !
( Where is it now ? . . . it's safely away in the bin )
Previous walk - 9th January 2012 Sunshine over Cogra
A previous time up here - 5th December 2010 Morning and the Low Fell Tree walk
Next walk - 15th January 2012 Fine days lead to Middle Fell