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" Cathy, Gareth and Rhian "

Date & start time:    Saturday 28th July, 2018.  1.30 pm start.

Location of Start :   By the red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited :         Brackenthwaite Hows or Scale Hill if you prefer.

Walk details :             2.7 miles, 525 feet of ascent,  an hour and a half ... or so.

Highest point :          Brackenthwaite Hows  660 ft - 208m

Walked with :            Cathy Sam, Alexander, Ann and the dogs, Boris, Bilbo and Dylan.

Weather :                    Overcast and rather windy.

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A busy week as we have family staying.

With school holidays underway we have Cathy over with her sons Sam and Alexander,

and Gareth and Rhian with Master Luke Hiley, now busy walking and talking at 15 months old.

One of Rhian's selfie's sums up the family group for this last weekend.

Catherine came up from Suffolk and Gareth and Rhian from Swansea, overlapping each other's visit by a few days

which meant we had a very busy but sociable time at home.

Master Luke . . . now 15 months old and walking.

He's a busy little lad now and into toys, songs, eating and sleeping.

Ann takes advantage of time with her youngest grandson.

The flash of the camera makes him look around.

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Alexander and Sam were here too

so that's three of our six grandsons at one time.


Hasn't he grown . . .  but then, let's face it . . . they both have !


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Cathy enjoys time with her nephew.

She has chance to re-cycle some of her old children's books to a new home . . . Gareth's !

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On Cathy's first full day she decided to stretch the legs with a walk up onto Scale Hill.

Gareth and Rhian were still journeying north at this point.

Sam either navigating or checking his phone . . . . I wonder which ?

Behind him the northern view down the length of Lorton Valley.

The balmy days of our summer are over it seems as the wind whips across the summit under cloudy skies.

The temperature is still in the mid twenties but it is cool for Cathy who's just left a rather hot Suffolk and thirty degrees of heat.

The view ahead towards Mellbreak as Cathy reaches the summit.

" It's a bit windy Mum ! "

" Sorry can't hear you in this breeze "

The wind was so bad it knocked poor Bilbo over . . .

either that or he was just enjoying a romp in a patch of long and unfamiliar Cumbrian grass.

There's a fine view from this lowly fell . . . but today many of the summits are shrouded in cloud or missing completely.

Three hundred feet lower and twenty minutes later on they were on the beach next to the boathouse.

Back through Lanthwaite Woods and the sun graced them with an appearance for the last part of the walk.

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" What's for tea then ? "

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Panasonic Lumix TZ60, or Rhian's phone camera.

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

This site best viewed with . . . a windproof coat for the walk and food in the cupboard.

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Previous walk - 20th/21st July - Wildlife, Garden, Stars and Eels

A previous time with the family - 1st to 10th April 2017 - A Swansea Visit to see Luke

Next walk - 29th July - Family Visit to Wordsworth House