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" A Short Stroll up Gasgale Gill "

Date & start time: Monday 4 th August 2014, 5pm start.

Location of Start : Lanthwaite Green car park, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 159 207 )

Places visited : Lanthwaite Green and Gasgale Gill.

Walk details :   1.5 mls,  500 feet of ascent, 45 mins.

Highest point : Top path on the opposite bank.

Walked with : Ann and our dogs, Harry and Dylan.

Weather : Sunshine and blue skies.

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Sometimes even a short "dog walk", which we do each and every day, turns out

to be a scenically beautiful trip out in the Lakeland countryside. 

Three cheers for the phone camera this time as the sun shines on Gasgale Gill.

We parked at the gravel car park on the green and strolled across the grassy area underneath Grasmoor

till we were within sight of the 'new' bridge.  The riverside path is very rough now due to the flooding

so we opted to take the top path on the right hand side of the stream and make our way up into the valley.

The bridge far below now as we climb through the bracken.

The bottom path seen in the valley takes the low level route via the 'bad step' and the waterfall . . . it would be my return route.

Looking across to the falls and up to Whin Ben and Whiteside.
At the head of the valley is Hopegill Head and Sand Hill.
Into the heather and now with rougher ground underfoot.
Ann passed on this due to not having suitable footwear on this occasion.

The top path on this side is little used and quite loose and rocky in places, the heather often hiding the exact path to take.

Ann decided to take Harry back down and I would try and tire Dylan out a bit more by going just a little further up the valley.

The high path continues but we drop down and cross the stream
The lower path and the landslide on the opposite bank.

Because of that landslide the bottom path

on that side of the stream is very poor

which is why we opted for the higher one.

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Making my way back down

I reach the waterfall.


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The problem with the awkward rock step here

is due as much to the polished nature of the rock

as the two four foot steps you have to negotiate

to get up or down past the falls.


. . . but what a delightful place to be on such a sunny afternoon.

The Liza Beck cascades on, tumbling down in the sunlight towards Ann at the bridge.

Two dogs re-united again after their short separation . . . you'd think it had been all day by Dylan's obvious delight.

The northern face of Grasmoor from the bridge.
Unlike Harry, Dylan is not phased by open bridge structures.

Time for a quick dip before we go (for them not me !)

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Technical note: Pictures taken with my Samsung phone's digital camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

This site best viewed with . . . time to dry off a bit before reaching the car.

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