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" Ling Fell in the February Snow "

Date & start time: Monday 2nd February 2015, 1.45 pm start.

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

Places visited : Ling Fell from Burthwaite.

Walk details :   2 mls,  650 feet of ascent, 1 hour 30 mins.

Highest point : Ling Fell summit 1,224ft - 373m

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

Weather : Overcast  . . . then the sun came out !

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A shorter walk but always very enjoyable one, especially once the sun came out and counteracted the cool breeze. 

It is amazing how the colour changes with the addition of a little sunshine too !

Harry, Dylan and I set off on a regular dog walk . . . but it all looks different today.

The view from our bedroom window, frosty and clear, looking across the fields to the Church and the Kirkstile Inn.

Still plenty of snow on Hen Comb and the Loweswater Fells.

Today I've driven across to Ling Fell near the northern end of Bassenthwaite Lake.

Here, starting up the coffin route with Harry and Dylan, we find that the track is frozen and really quite slippery.

Harry taking life at a leisurely pace.

Behind him can be seen Bass Lake, Binsey to the left and Sale Fell to the right.

We found more snow further up.

Fortunately I had remembered to bring my spikes !

Looking across to a very cold looking Skiddaw.

My boys at the frozen trig point at the summit.

Just beyond, the summit cairn with some blue sky appearing towards the east.

Looking north from the summit cairn towards the back of Skiddaw over the top of Sale Fell.

More blue sky is appearing there too.

We walked over to the edge of the summit plateau for this southerly view of Wythop Moss.

The trees of Widow's Hause are prominent in the far distance as that thin black line.

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Suddenly that distant blue sky envelopes us, creating stunning views all round.

Starting our descent down the steep side of the fell, distant Skiddaw seems to have attracted a cloud topping

but looks altogether more inviting.

Further down the slope looking towards the NW fells,

once again Widow's Hause stands out in the white landscape.

Dylan is enjoying his snow time and loves to investigate . . . with his nose !

Harry smiles for the camera, Dylan is distracted by another tantalizing smell close by.


Back along the icy track to the car.

So pleased I packed the spikes . . . on my other foot too !

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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.

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Previous walk - 31st January 2015 - Two Days, Two types of Snow

A previous time up here - 21st / 22nd March 2013 - Ling Fell and March Snow

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