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" Out and Back on Low Fell "
Date & start time: Sunday 16th February 2014, 3 pm start.
Location of Start : The red phone box, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : A return trip to Watching Crag, Low Fell summit and the southern viewpoint.
Walk details : 4.2 mls, 1275 ft of ascent, 2 hours 15 mins.
Highest point : Low Fell, 1,387ft - 423m.
Walked with : Ann and our dog, Harry.
Weather : Sunshine and fair weather clouds.
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Ann takes Harry out for a walk but as the weather is better and time is not of the essence,
a stroll along the ridge of Low Fell is the preferred option.
Afterwards she retraces her steps to get back to the car at Thackthwaite.
We parked just outside Thackthwaite and Harry waits for the 'all clear' to jump out and start the walk.
Slowly through the village, especially if you happen to be a red squirrel driving a car.
Looking towards the village of Lorton and the Whinlatter fells in the distance.
Walking up the track at the edge of the field, the backdrop is Whiteside and Grasmoor.
A closer view that included the snowy Gables and High Stile ridge
with the whale back shape of Mellbreak on the right.
Sunny views and blue skies . . . makes a pleasant change.
Harry pauses while I take yet more photos. He is very patient !
Hold your cursor over the picture to make him smile.
Climbing the zig-zags and looking behind to see Fellbarrow.
Nearly reached the gate leading to the summit ridge walk.
Not another rest Harry ?!
The view opens up again as we walk the ridge path, Low Fell summit is to the right.
First northern summit attained . . .
Another ten minutes and we arrive at the southern summit . . .
. . . with its view overlooking Loweswater
It is always worth walking that extra few yards to this third viewpoint.
Our cottage is down there roughly in the middle and I look through my kitchen window directly up to this cairn every day.
The wide panoramic view from the southern viewpoint
After a few quiet moments to soak in the view, we reversed our route back along the ridge,
in favour of the steep descent off the end of the fellside on this occasion.
No return photos . . . I'm sure you know the way.
Postscript a couple of days later . . . we have bought a new fireside rug, and Harry thinks it is his !
"Thank you for this very soft bed, I think I'd prefer to stay here. You go out for a walk in the rain !"
This was the view through the rain-soaked window, I think I agree with him but needs must . . .
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Technical note: Pictures taken with Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220 digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . a stream bed and clear drains to keep the beck in place.
Previous walk - 13th February 2014 - Crummock and Sue's Birthday
A previous time up here - 12th January 2012 Low Fell with a football
Next walk - 23rd February 2014 - Whinlatter Walks ~ Sherran & Bill