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" Crummock and Mosser Road "
Date & start time: Saturday 10th November, 2018, 1.30 pm start
Location of Start : By the red pillar box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 210 )
Places visited : Crummock Water via High Park and home via the Kirkstile.
Walk details : 2.2 miles, 250 feet of ascent, an hour or so.
Highest point : Turning left, signposted the Kirkstile Inn.
Walked with : Sherran and Bill, Jill and Nigel with Ziggy, Ann, Dylan and Dougal.
Weather : Overcast but dry.
Late extra : A post-weekend walk up the nearby Mosser and Darling Fell track.
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Sherran and Bill are up in The Lakes and are staying with us for a few days.
Jill and Nigel likewise, but they are staying in the Borrowdale Hotel on a dog-friendly weekend break.
We'll all join forces tomorrow for Castle Crag Remembrance walk,
but today (Saturday) we meet up for a local stroll and no doubt plenty of catch-up chat.
The walk started at the bottom of our garden . . . by the red pillar box.
No sheep in the field today . . . so the dogs can have a "field day".
" Catch me if you can "
Grasmoor is looking good in the clear visibility of the afternoon.
There's damp weather at the head of the valley but we're fine and dry down here.
We find a stick on the beach . . . but Dougal is reluctant to go swimming out of his depth again.
Dylan has no such qualms and chases the stick in and out of the lake.
Jill and Nigel's cockapoo Ziggy gives a good shake after his swim
to remove as much cold water from his curly coat as possible.
We all pass on a cold swim too . . . Dougal isn't the only sensible one on the beach today !
We walk past the stump of the fallen tree and round to the gate leading out onto the fell.
No Ling Crag walk for us today . . . instead we head up the slope, back towards High Park.
The recent rain has provided Warnscale Waterfall (at the head of the valley) with plenty of water and it stands out clearly today.
Care on the wet patch near the top . . . the three ladies form the rear of the party at this point.
The party quickly re-groups when the treat bag is found !
Kirk Head Farm through the oak woodland on the way back up the road.
Left or right . . . what will it be ?
[ It's Ann's birthday tomorrow and a bunch of flowers was delvered to our door on our return to the cottage.]
After supper we said goodbye to Jill and Nigel and settled down in front of the fire.
I presume Bill was playing with the dog here as he had a perfectly good alternative bed in the other room.
No playing now . . . it is serious sleep time for a puppy.
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Sunday we enjoyed a walk up Castle Crag for Remembrance which I've posted on a separate page.
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A few days later Ann and I had a shorter but still very enjoyable late afternoon dog walk up the Mosser Track.
A quick photo opportunity at "Jon's Seat".
The heart shaped stones are still in evidence on the green track near the old quarry.
Zooming in on the view behind as the late afternoon sun reflects on the lake and through the roadside pines and larch.
It almost looks like we are looking out of a large cave at the sky outside.
The rock outcrop overlooking the Crabtree Beck Valley was a suitable point at which to stop.
We then turn for home before the light dims any more.
Mellbreak catches the weak late afternoon sunlight, as does Red Pike, Starling Dodd and Hen Comb.
We make our way back down the track.
The two dogs curl up in the other dog bed as I write the words up tonight.
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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.
This site best viewed with . . . somewhere soft and warm to curl up in at the end of the day (that's right isn't it Bill ?)
Previous walk - 1st November - Dougal's first swim
A previous time up here - 11th February 2013 - Darling Fell in Valentine's Week
Next walk - 11th November - Castle Crag Remembrance 2018