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" Summer Sunshine around Loweswater "
Date & start time: Sunday 14th July 2013 and other pictures.
Location of Start : The red phone box, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : Crummock Water at Low Ling Crag and the road over Mockerkin How
Walk details : 4.33 mls, 350 ft of ascent, 2 hours approx.
Highest point : The warm temperatures of the water and the sunsets.
Walked with : Gareth, Jenna, Jo, Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : High Summer.
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The Fine weather continues and so with our son up this weekend and our daughter staying with us for a few weeks
we can get out to enjoy the warmth that has accompanied this year's summer months.
In the last few days we have enjoyed a weekend walk, two swims and a rather nice sunset.
Starting with the walk . . . look no Gortex !
Jen sets off across the field . . . in her hand a travel towel for the beach !
It has been a good year for Foxgloves . . . but of course when you want a bunch you can only ever find one !
The old house at High Park . . . a classic look to this genuinely old building.
We have taken the top path under Mellbreak in order to get to Low Ling Crag.
Initial thoughts of walking there via Mellbreak summit path were soon dismissed due to the heat.
Plenty of folk about and all enjoying the sunshine.
Below us, two couples are just getting back into their canoes after stopping on the beach to stretch their legs.
The head of Crummock Water with Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks at the far end of the valley.
We have our first sight of Low Ling Crag . . . not far to go.
High Ling Crag from the spit of land that leads out onto the lower crag.
Jenna managed a wide panorama of the reverse of the photo above.
Harry takes to the water to keep cool.
Contemplating the view . . . and the prospect of a . . .
Naturally the dogs and I took to the water too !
Ready for the walk home . . . looking down Crummock water towards the Lorton Valley.
The slight breeze which ruffles the lake was actually very welcome as it took the edge of the high temperatures.
The beach was busy (and the dogs were wet) so we re-traced our steps via High and Low Park in order to get home.
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Jo was up for the weekend but after a hot walk the day before, we chose to do little today
except take a stroll locally in order to have . . . yes . . . another swim.
We headed over to Harry's pool . . .
Gareth tells Harry to swim over there . . . and make space to allow others in.
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In the evening, Jen wanted to go and see a sunset . . .
. . . but as the sun sets behind the hill next behind our cottage (and so we miss the final burst of colour)
she insisted (in the nicest possible way) that the four of us drove the short distance round to the far end of Loweswater.
The high point of the road over to Lamplugh is called Mockerkin How
where there is a fine view of the Solway Plain with Scotland in the distance.
The sun is slow to set at this time of year . . .
taking ages to go down and setting the full north west over Kirkudbrightshire.
(Criffel is too far round as it is almost due north from here).
Another of Jen's panoramas.
Getting down low . . . to catch the sunset through the harebells.
What was needed was just a little extra foreground light provided by the flash setting . . . magical.
Thanks for dragging us out here Gareth and Jen !
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220, or my daughter's iPhone.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . some of this stunning summer sunshine every year.
Previous walk - 9th July 2013 - Fishers Ullswater Trip
A previous time up here - 7th April 2009 Low Ling Crag on a windy afternoon