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" Weddings and Weekends "
Date & start time: 11th - 17th November 2013.
Location of Start : Maggie's Bridge car park, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk.( NY 134 210 )
Places visited : Lodore Hotel (Monday) Ling Fell, Maggie's Bridge and the Bothy (Sunday)
Walk details : 2.5 mls in Holme woods. 2 miles 650 feet of ascent on Ling Fell.
Walked with : Paula and Al, Sue and Mark, Tom and Abi, Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Overcast and cool.
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An invite to an Evening Reception by friends met through the web site completes this busy weekend,
but there's another ahead as family are up here for the next one. Our daughter Paula and family come on a pre-Christmas visit with friends.
In the valley, the local colours continue to delight . . . when the sun breaks through the cloud that is !
We met Tre and Jason several years ago now after a summer walk in Langstrath and have kept in touch on many occasions ever since.
We were delighted to be asked along to the evening reception tonight . . . note the shirt and tie and smart party frock !
Tre and Jason had invited "Marc Robinson and the Counterfeit Crickets", a Buddy Holly tribute band, to play at their wedding.
They had been to a concert back home near Bury St Edmunds and just had to have them play at their special wedding party here in the Lakes.
With such an authentic sound of rock and roll, they created a great atmosphere to match the occasion.
Dancing the night away . . .
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Bethan is still suffering with the effects of her illness but continues to enjoy her walks.
Mid-week, Ann took her and Harry up Ling Fell,
which is a steady but simple climb and there are great views to enjoy from the top.
Smiles all round . . . even though we do stop for a rest more often.
Another Wainwright top under her belt . . . but she's not counting.
She has completed the round twice having sneaked in an extra summit without Harry.
He still has Bowfell to climb to complete his second round of all the Wainwright Fells.
Looks like it is going to be an interesting sunset tonight.
Back home the low cloud was being coloured pink by the low setting sun.
Our oak tree was almost coming alive with autumnal colour highlighted by the pink sunset.
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At the weekend we had family and friends up to stay.
A Saturday night meal at the Kirkstile was an eagerly awaited highlight.
Round the table: Mark and Sue, Ann, Abi, Paula, Tom and Al.
Yesterday they had a cold and windy climb of Grasmoor
so today, before they had to travel home, a shorter walk to Holme Woods was the order of the day.
Gloves reflect the cold nature of the day . . . but otherwise it was fine and dry.
Gloves and phones don't mix . . . as Sue turns away from photographing the children and the view.
Paula has a more "hands-on" approach.
There are two rope swings at the bothy
and Tom enjoys the sport . . . Mark gave him an extra strong push.
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Still time for a gentle stroll through the woods.
The path is fast becoming covered by the falling leaves . . . the recent frosts starting the big fall.
Some trees are still in their colourful prime . . . this one a beech tree by the forest track.
The oaks have lost a lot of leaves but this sapling is only just reaching its full colour.
Back to the Bothy and a play on the trees before returning home.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220, or my Canon 1100D SLR digital camera.
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Previous walk - 10th November 2013 - Castle Crag for Remembrance
A previous time up here - 9th January 2010 Loweswater and High Nook Round
Next walk - 19th November 2013 - Local and Cogra