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" Buttermere to the Tunnel "
Date & start time: Monday 24th July 2017, 6 pm.
Location of Start : Syke Farm, Buttermere, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 175 170)
Places visited : Buttermere, Bowderbeck and along to Dalegarth.
Walk details : 2 miles, 65 feet of ascent, 1 hour 15 minutes.
Walked with : Ann and our dogs, Harry and Dylan.
High Point: The beautiful weather.
Weather : Sunshine and blue skies all the way.
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After a cloudy and damp morning, the weather began to improve
and so the day became progressively warmer and sunnier.
It was obviously a good idea that we delayed the dog walk till the afternoon.
It is a warm evening as we set off from Syke Farm towards the lake.
The path skirts the fields, after a few steps around a rocky outcrop.
This section of the lakeside path is open again now it is summer.
It is a permissive path, closed in the spring to allow the sandpipers to breed on the gravel beaches.
A solo tree stands out against a backdrop of High Snockrigg and Robinson.
The lake had an immediate attraction for Dylan and Harry . . . that dog really is smiling !
The view is clearer from the water's edge.
The classic fells of Fleetwith Pike, Brandreth, Haystacks and High Crag surround the upper reaches of Buttermere.
"Though shalt not pass" . . . if you are a sheep.
In the 'wide open-spaces' of the meadow . . . not toadstools but . . . field much-room.
The old Dalegarth boat landing . . . the steps and short jetty are in a poor state of repair.
Just beyond is the entrance to the tunnel . . . our planned turn around point this evening.
Back across the 'mushroom' meadow.
A female mallard swims lazily away from the shore.
Nearly back at Buttermere Village.
The sun has closed the shutter down on the camera and it looks darker than it actually was.
That's better . . . ahead is Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike . . . the cars are those parked up at the church.
Ten past seven now and the cafe is closed of course.
Life goes on though . . . as Les has just finished milking the cows for the evening.
" After the Milking "
Supplies of the basic raw materials for Buttermere Ice cream have been replenished
and the ladies are escorted back to their field for the night.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with Ann's Panasonic Lumix TZ60 Camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . free range eggs and 4 pints of Buttermere full cream milk to take home.
Previous walk - 19th July 2017 - High Rigg with Trevor and Gill
A previous time up here - 14th November 2014 - Tunnel vision with Gareth
Next walk - 24th July 2017 - Round Mellbreak with Pete