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" A Walk to the Lonesome Pine "

Date & start time:    Monday 26th November, 2018.    3 pm start.

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

Places visited :         Foulsyke, Whinny Ridding woods and the Lonesome Pine.

Walk details :             1.5 miles, 500 feet of ascent, 1 hour walk

Highest point :          The view down over the valley.

Walked with :             Ann and our dogs, Dylan and Dougal.

Weather :                    Sunshine and blue skies.

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Another fine weather day at the end of November and Ann and I have time for a local walk.

We chose a local landmark with a classic view down across the valley.

Afternoon sunshine while we were out added bright colours to the lovely views from the lone pine.

The view up the field ridge Low Fell ahead, extending from the southern viewpoint nearest to us, then the summit and on to Watching Crag on the right.

The lone pine tree can be seen part way up, more easily spotted by its long shadow.

Carling Knott behind and Rose Cottage nestling between here and the road.

Afternoon sun is shining on the face of Grasmoor but a cloud to the west forms a darker band across its face.

A touch of winter caps the summit of Great Gable.

The  tree seen from the top of the first rise.
A low level pine with an unusual top growth.

Foulsyke House.

The view back from the field gate in the previous photo.

Ann sits on the bench to enjoy the view . . . a ghostly figure sits alongside.

Joan has placed a perspex 'Tommy' on the space next to her . . .
. . . as a memorial to those who can no longer enjoy the view themselves.

These Tommies remember those who died in the First World War and are sold to raise funds to support veterans today.

As we walk on we were met by a neighbour Claire and her two terriers . . . Dougal is intrigued by a dog of the same size !

Hold your cursor over the picture to watch them play a little.

The view back from the entrance to Wood End House driveway.

Grasmoor reveals its wintery summit.
The Vicarage . . . now lived in again . . . by a new Vicar.

The wider picture . . . such a nice afternoon.

Ann and the dogs pause for . . . a photo, a rest, a treat.*            (* delete as appropriate).

An alpine view through the trees.
Out of the wood and the pine tree is now in view.

Whiteside and Grasmoor across the way as Ann stops to take in the view.

Dylan does likewise.

I step back to catch a wider panorama of the scene.

. . . and branch into photography once again.

Godferhead's wildlife pond is looking good.

As the afternoon light starts to change we take a slight detour along the side of the fell.

There's a hint of a large animal emerging from the Hopegill Valley . . . possibly a shadowy badger

or a mythical wild boar that gives Grasmoor (Grise-moor) its historic name.

Too good a view not to take in an extra photo.

The southern end of Low Fell once we were back down near Wood End.

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Not the longest of walks on a sunny day

but sufficient for ourselves and the dogs

considering all the other things going on

in our day-to-day lives.



Ann and Dylan had been into Cockermouth in the morning

on his Pets As Therapy duties

and tonight we were dining out in our neighbour's house

. . . only our new neighbours weren't there.



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They had holiday-let their home to friends of ours. . . Sue and Mike from near Durham

who cooked us a delightful meal on their first night there. 

[ Sue and Mike were with us when we collected Dougal from County Durham in September]

Dylan and Dougal came too . . . thanks but they had already eaten !

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Panasonic Lumix TZ60, or my Panasonic Lumix Gx8 Camera.

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Previous walk - 18th November - Ling Fell for Dougal's 2nd

A previous time up here - 21st November 2015 - Low Fell and the First Snow

Next walk - 1st December - Paula and Abi's Flying Visit


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