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" Jack's Low fell, Fellbarrow and a Run "

Date & start time:     21st February 2018, morning and late afternoon.

Location of Start :    The red letter box, Thackthwaite , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 148 235 )

Places visited :          Thackthwaite, Fellbarrow, Low Fell and home, the Loweswater circuit later.

Walk details :             3.75 mls, 1150 ft of ascent, 2 hrs 30 mins.

Run Details :              5 miles road and off road running . . . time . . . quicker than I would take.

Walked with :             Lauren, Jack, Matt, and Sam and  the dogs, Dolly and Dylan, a cameo by Harry.

Weather :                    Another lovely day with fine weather and great views.

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One last walk for Lauren and the boys before she had to go to Penrith Station for her journey home.

Low Fell and Fellbarrow should give everyone the best chance of local views today.

The walk may also tire the boys out after their busy few days here.

No chance . . . afterwards they fitted in a quick five mile run around Loweswater.

It was another lovely winter morning in Loweswater.

Our visitors want to make the most of their last day, so I dropped them off at the village of Thackthwaite

with directions on how to walk home . . . the scenic way.

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Matt and Jack as they ascend the last big slope before Low Fell summit.

Fellbarrow was already in the bag by the time the first photo was taken.

Walking the ridge of Low Fell . . . looking down on Crummock Water and across to the distant high fells.

Dolly near the summit of Low Fell.

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Matt stops to take in the superb views


of Crummock Water, Rannerdale


and the high central fells


as they traverse the ridge.


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From the southern viewpoint they dropped down to the pine tree on our side of the fell.

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By this time Ann was on the way up to meet them . . . taking the opportunity to give Harry a shorter walk.

The sheep in the field opposite the house are so used to our dogs

that they don't feel the need to run away any more.

If Ann waits here they won't be long in descending from the pine tree.

Still, there's plenty of time for Harry to have a sit down in the sunshine.

Suddenly a flash of gold races down the track . . .

. . . and Dylan is reunited with his best mate.

Perhaps he could communicate what a great walk he's just had . . . who knows ?

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Sadly Lauren's time in the Lakes has come to an end for this visit and we said goodbye . . . hopefully she'll be back again soon.

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Before supper on the last evening the boys fancied one last little outing.

With Strava set on their phones they were off for a run around Loweswater.

The run was briefly interrupted just to catch a last photo of the sunset colours over Loweswater itself.

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They've had perfect weather for their stay, especially as this has been Sam's first visit to the Lakes.

He hopes to return . . . in fact I have a suspicion it won't be that long till we see them again.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Panasonic Lumix TZ60, or the boy's cameras or phones.

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