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" Winter Snow at Rannerdale "

Date & start time:    Tuesday 6th February 2018, the afternoon.

Location of Start :   Cinderdale Car Park, Crummock, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 162  193)

Places visited :         Rannerdale and local.

Walk details :             A short walk in the snow, about a mile with 125 ft of ascent.

Walked with :             Ann and our dog Dylan, Harry joined me for a second walk at sunset.

Weather :                    Snowing early on, giving way to sunshine and a fine finish to the day.

The background of the field matches the road sign . . . first time for a long time.


It was one of those magical winter days that surprise, even though we had heard a snowy weather forecast. 

So many pictures from the day that I an presenting them in two halves, morning and afternoon. 

Here are the updated afternoon photos.

After lunch it was time to go out for a longer walk.

Low Fell from the cottage before we left.

The Lorton Valley road near Corn How.

Palace How with Whiteside behind.

The bulk of Grasmoor seen from the Buttermere Road before Lanthwaite Green.

The sentinel at the gate.

The snowman did have a carrot nose but it had sadly fallen on the floor.

I asked a passing American President who said that if it had fallen . . . it was probably a "Fake Noos".

The view of Rannerdale and Crummock as we drop down to Cinderdale.

Looking the back other direction to the Loweswater Fells.

Cinderdale car park . . . we'll walk the track towards the Rannerdale bluebell valley.

The ascent of Lad How . . . not for us today, although there were two people enjoying the climb up by the beck.

Mellbreak and Low Fell over Crummock.

Looking up at grasmoor as Ann makes her way along the farmer's track.

" King of the Castle "

Rannerdale Knots in the sunshine.

My boot (& spikes) a runner and a quad bike track.

Missing from the picture were the dog and sheep footprints.

Red Pike across Hause Point.

Whiteless Pike . . . showing its triangular peaked end to the valley.

Dylan hasn't really taken to smiling for pictures !


Wet snow this afternoon is balling up on our microspikes so we call it a day and turn for home.

Not a day for falling over . . . especially as someone has an arm in plaster !

Still a lovely day to be out.

Distant Darling Fell showing a full cover of snow.

She's sat so I will . . . .

Ann and Dylan.

Myself in a photo for a change.

Mellbreak dominates the western shore of Crummock Water . . . casting its shadow over the lake.

That shadow is spreading fast up the slopes of Grasmoor ahead.

Borderline . . . as we enter the cool zone and leave the sunshine behind.

A final photo back as we near the car . . . the clouds and blue skies are spectacular.

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Back home I take Harry out for a second walk in the field . . . he so enjoyed the one this morning.

First a short walk along the road.

Rannerdale Knotts . . . seen under an oak branch.

The valley view that makes so many motorists also stop their cars to appreciate.

Back to the phone box . . . the roads are clear and dry now.

Our neighbour's house . . . Gillerthwaite.

A pink-ish end to the day as the sun sets behind the Loweswater Fells.

Harry makes his way up the field as the sun makes its way down behind the fells.

The local fells to the east of us are catching that light beautifully.

Great Gable however has clear view down Ennerdale and catches the last evening light via that valley.

From the top of the field opposite there is a most rewarding panorama despite it's modest altitude.

Click here or on the photo above for a 360 degree annotated panorama.

I really must stop taking photos or the camera is going to explode !

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I posted a picture on the BBC Weather Watchers site this morning . . . and lo and behold . . .

Mr Paul Mooney chose it as his background picture for the lunchtime weather forecast.

Not only that, it was still "flavour of the day" in the evening too.

It seems I have some fame but I still await the fortune !

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I've posted a small selection of these two reports already - I hope you appreciate these fuller reports and pictures published today.

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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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