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" Alexander's Final Two Days "
Date & start time: Easter Weekend, 7th / 8th April 2012.
Places visited : Knott Rigg, Ard Crags . . . and then Holme Woods, Loweswater.
Location of Start : Newlands Hause, Buttermere, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 230 232 )
First walk details : 3.5 mls, 1200 ft of ascent, 2 hrs 15 mins
Walked with : (Ann) Catherine, Alexander and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Location of Start : Maggie's Bridge car park , Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 135 210 )
Second walk details : 2.75 mls, 350 ft of ascent, 2 hrs.
Walked with : (myself) Catherine, Alexander, Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Downhill after the recent glorious weather. Rain to end.
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A change in the weather is on upon us just as the Easter weekend gets into full swing.
Two walks here on Alexander's last two full days with us over the Easter holidays.
Cathy, our daughter is here too, to take him home tomorrow after his week long stay.
Ard Crags, looking down on Keskadale and the Newlands Valley.
Only a short walk but no reason to miss out on mid-walk refreshments.
Time to be heading back to Knott Rigg after completing the walk to Ard Crags.
Competition time . . . three animals (two dogs and a sheep) . . . spot the odd one out !
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On Easter Sunday the weather was not over-promising so we chose another local favourite.
The National Trust had organised an Easter Egg Hunt but we had already had one of our own in our garden !
Still they seem to have a good crowd along for the event.
We headed the other way . . . up towards High Nook.
Ahead is Carling Knott, and for those with a vivid imagination . . . the Loweswater Pheasant
[ see his beak in the pointed darker trees, with the eye patch and his wings spreading right across the fell ]
Time for a serious photo of Alexander . . . no chance !
Hold your cursor over the picture to keep some measure of sanity - - -
At Watergate Farm we regain the lake-side path and enter Holme Woods.
The boats which are normally moored up here are put away for the winter.
Holme Wood Bothy across the wall.
We turn left in the woods and climb up the track towards the waterfall.
[ I think we might have tired Alexander out by the look of that face ! ]
No . . . he continues climbing and we only stop when we reach the top of the falls.
The water is low today and the water spout in quite small.
The Egg Hunt has finished and everyone has gone home
but we do meet up with friends who were also out walking in the woods.
Alexander find the way into the forest shelter.
Wattie prefers to sniff around outside.
We may have missed out on the Easter Eggs but we had the opportunity to sample the surprise birthday cake
that her son, Ian, had brought out on the walk . . . he even remembered a knife to cut the cake !
Mmm . . . the forecasted weather has finally arrived . . . but it is not far till the end of the walk.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Fuji Finepix Compact or my Canon G10 camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . lots of entertainment (and a good pair of boots) for a seven year old.
Previous walk - 5th April 2012 Alexander, local and Low Fell
A previous time up here - Sunday 18th December 2011 Glorious Loweswater
Next walk - 11th April 2012 Ullock, Longside and Carlside