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"  Home again . . . and a Local Walk with Ian and Meg "


Date & start time:    Saturday 12 th August 2017, 3.15 pm.

Location of Start :    The red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria UK ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited :         Crummock Water, Peel headland and the pebble beach under Mellbreak.

Walk details :             2.1 miles, negligible feet of ascent, about an hour and a half.

Walked with :             Ian and his daughter Meg, Ann and our dogs, Harry and Dylan.

Weather :                    Overcast and warm with high cloud.  Added sunshine on our return.


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Sometimes we incorporate our daily dog-walk

with the everyday needs of living.

Earlier in the week we had a camera-free visit to Buttermere

in order to purchase some eggs

from those chickens that run around the village.


Syke Farm is not far from Long How

which gives a fine little round walk

down to the upper end of Crummock Water.


Just this one photo taken on my mobile phone today

but I hope you think it's a good one.


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The Saturday just gone was the first of three sociable weekend days. 

Ian and Meg came over after a wet morning . . . but the weather improved when they arrived. 

We enjoyed a local walk to the lake, suitable for all today, including Harry.

Look . . . no coats . . . it was warm and dry even if the sun was not blazing down out of a cloudless sky.

We walked across the fields and along the road to Muncaster House.

From there we took the Water Board Lane (the gated road) down to Crummock Water.

It's a busy Saturday in the school summer holiday period and there were quite a few family groups out for walks.

Ann stopped to chat to this one while the dogs played together . . . and then lingered for a little while longer.

Over the headland shown as Peel on the map.

From this slightly elevated location we had a view down the whole length of the Buttermere Valley.

Ahead, as we rounded the corner, was the imposing side of Mellbreak

and the pebble beach at Sandy Yat.

The purples of the heather are really starting to show now . . . it's mid August after all.

The lake level is pretty average today . . . in wet weather many more stones are covered

but today there are sufficient stones to walk out a fair way dry shod.

From the beach we walked up through the fields, heading for Low Park.

At the apparent head of the lake are Haystacks and Great Gable, with Rannerdale Knotts on the other side of the water.

The honeysuckle is in flower in the lane to Low Park.

Heading back towards Muncaster House, but we'll turn here . . .
. . . and head back to Gillerthwaite through the sheep fields.

The buildings across the way, one white one grey, are the Kirkstile Inn and Loweswater Church.

Ahead was Low Fell and the southern viewpoint overlooking Loweswater

The ridge continues on past the summit at the mid-point

to Watching Crag which overlooks Thackthwaite further down the Lorton Valley.

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Through the muddy gate and we're nearly home . . . I can already imagine the kettle boiling and the clatter of the cake tin.

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As is often the way . . . late afternoon the weather improved even further.

Now the sun shone brightly once again, both here . . . and on the summit of distant Great Gable.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Panasonic Lumix TZ60, or my Panasonic Lumix Gx8 Camera.

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

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