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" Ling Fell in May sunshine "

Date & start time: Friday 2nd May 2014, 3.45 pm start.

Location of Start : Roadside, Wythop Valley, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 183 291 )

Places visited : Ling Fell and return.

Walk details :   1.8 mls,  600 feet of ascent, 1 hour approx.

Highest point : Standing on the top of the trig point on the summit.

Walked with : Myself (Ann) and the dogs, Harry and Dylan.

Weather : Blue skies and fluffy white clouds.

" Ling Fell in May sunshine " at EveryTrail

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Yesterday Roger took the dogs for a local walk down to Crummock Water.

The visibility was reasonable, the sky overcast, the weather on the cool side.

" Well young fella . . . there's a whole world out there to explore.

Just slow down, look around and and take it all in. "

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Today the sun is out and the fells are bathed in beautiful sunshine.

My turn to walk the dogs today and I chose to venture over to Ling Fell.

We parked at the top of the Wythop Valley, up from Wythop Mill.

A May-time humorous message with a serious meaning.

As we ascend Ling Fell, we have lovely views of Sale Fell , Bassenthwaite Lake and a distant Binsey bathed in sunshine.

Swaledale ewe and her lamb.

We near the summit of this fine little fell, a firm favourite of mine and just right for little Dylan's walk today.

As we reach the summit ridge we have a great view across from Binsey to the fells back of Skiddaw,

to Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man and the darker outline of Lords Seat to the right.

Summit trig point reached by Harry and Dylan
A 'first' true summit for the little one.

I think I'll just rest on this soft rock.

Lifting his foot off the ground causes Dylan to gradually slide downward.

" Well . . . now I've reached the grass I guess I can't slide any further."

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Ling Fell has a large, stone trig point

with the characteristic large flat top

just waiting to be sat upon.


There's no way he could climb,

he had to be physically lifted.


He looks settled but slightly confused by it all.


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Perhaps this photo could be captioned 

" SIT . . . STAY "

" It is a long way down.  How did I get here ! "

Hold your cursor over the picture to see what he thought.

Growing in confidence . . .
. . . and growing in stature as a result.

" Okay . . . I'm happy to get down now thank you . . . can you give me a hand ? "

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We descended the fell by the eastern path down to the Burthwaite track.

enjoying the view across to Sale Fell and Skiddaw as we returned to the car.

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In the evening the early evening sun was just catching the bird table and illumination our younger red squirrel nicely.

He seems to have changed his habits slightly and now is seen more often in the evenings rather than earlier in the day.

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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 first fellwalking step in the right direction for Dylan.

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