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" Cinderdale Lakeside Walk "

Date & start time:    Wednesday 23rd May, 2018.   5.50 pm start.

Location of Start :   Cinderdale Car Park, Crummock, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 163 194 )

Places visited :         Cinderdale, along Crummock Water to the boathouse and back.

Walk details :             2.1 mls, negligible feet of ascent, 1 hour.

High point :                The sparkles on the water.

Walked with :             Myself (Ann) and Dylan, Harry is resting at home.

Weather :                    Sunshine and blue skies.

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This walk from Cinderdale is a firm favourite and is different each time as the seasons and weather conditions change.

Today I let Harry rest at home as he has walked this path hundreds of times, sadly he will not do so again.

Glorious weather and visibility towards Rannerdale and the distant Red Pike and High Stile ridge

as we start our walk from the Cinderdale car park.

Looking over the wall up the valley

as we make our way down to the shore of Crummock Water.

Dylan waits  patiently as I make my way down the steps to join him.

Sunshine, sparkly water and tranquillity at the lakeside.

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The shoreline path is a real delight

 

as we walk through dappled sunshine.

 

 

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I love the jewel-like sparkles on the lake.

Dylan poses at the view from the bench, this time we are looking down the valley towards Loweswater.

The slopes of Grasmoor as seen from the path.

Looking towards Carling Knott with the slopes of Mellbreak to the left.

We enter the forested section through a gate which closes off this gap in the wall.

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Darker but equally pleasant

 

as we walk the woodland path

 

covered with dry, fallen pine needles.

 

 

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Time out here on 'Shark Bay' as we call it.

There's the 'Shark', well exposed as the lake level is so low.

The redundant stile near the second, smaller beach we always knew as 'Dragon Bay'

until storms floated away the 'dragon' tree trunk that had rested there for many years.

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Easy to cross the beck today

 

in order to walk through to the Boathouse

 

as the water level are very low.

 

 

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The boathouse can be spotted ahead through the trees.

Again, peace and tranquillity . . . and time to sit and muse on that very welcome bench.

Dylan prefers a watery relaxation !

He really likes to sit in water but he does not enjoy swimming out for sticks

as much as any of the previous five retrievers who have been part of our lives so far.

We turn to retrace our steps  back through the woods.

Dylan waits for me again.

He also waited each time I stopped to take even more photos of sparkly water !

We altered our route home by walking up to the top path near the road.

This took us across the top of Fletcher Fields past the old sheepfolds.

Not far now to the gate at Cinderdale . . . where we started our walk today.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with my (Ann's) Panasonic Lumix TZ60 Camera.

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Previous walk - 13th May - Local with Sherran and Bill

A previous time up here - 5th February 2015 - Cinderdale Lakeside Walk 2015

Next walk - 23th May - Loweswater farmer Summer Trip 2018