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" A local Walk and a visit to Calvert "
Date & start time: Monday 21st January 2013, 3.40 pm start.
Location of Start : The red phone box, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : Kirkhead, Flass Woods, Low Park and home.
Walk details : 2.25 mls, 350 ft of ascent, 50 mins.
Highest point : A warm swim !!!
Walked with : Myself and the dogs, Harry and Bethan this afternoon (Ann and I this morning)
Weather : Cold and snowy with upland blizzards.
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The major snow had finally arrived in the north western Lake District after everyone else in the country has had more than their fair share.
The last few days we've been looking at snowploughs on international airports and gritters on the motorways.
Today we awoke to a couple of inches of the white stuff, changing the whole valley scenery "overnight" you could say.
The red phone box . . . start of a local walk this afternoon.
A large dollop of colour from a spreader attachment at the farm . . . the rest is mainly black and white.
The sheep have eaten all of the farmer's overnight hay and go off to scrape at the snow-covered grass.
The fell gate under Mellbreak.
Looking across the valley to Crummock Water, Whiteside and Grasmoor.
The cage in the foreground has been erected to protect new saplings from the sheep.
Locals . . . searching for those unprotected leaves of Green Wood.
Another cheerful dash of red on Low Park front door . . . the crags behind are the northern end of Mellbreak.
It's a shorter walk today so we head back up the road to the negative signpost . . . it must lead somewhere !
Perhaps to the welcoming lights of the pub . . .
I was to be there tonight but the speaker at the "Farmer's" meeting has had to cancel due to the weather.
Back home . . . looking across to that fell with the topical name today . . . Whiteside !
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STOP PRESS : . . . . a few shots from this morning . . . what to do on a snowy day when the fells look extremely out of bounds . . .
Coloured lights . . . warm water . . . gentle music . . . the pool to ourselves . . . what could be better ?
Mmmm . . . still looks cold out there !
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Technical note: Pictures taken with my Canon G10 digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . a planned visit to somewhere warm.
Previous walk - 13th January 2013 - Barrow Fell in the Snow
A previous time up here - 23rd June 2011 Hen Comb and Mellbreak
Next walk - 22 - 24 th January 2013 - A short Scottish Break - Part 1