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" Long How, Buttermere and a surprise."

Date & start time:      7th December 2019.   12 noon start.

Location of Start :     The National Trust car park, Buttermere, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 173 172 )

Places visited :          Long How, Wood House meadows and back across Long How again.

Walk details :              0.75 mls, 150 ft of ascent, 30 mins.

Highest point :           Seeing the unexpected.

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

Weather :                      Overcast and tending to drizzle but not rain.

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Some days the weather is superb and the Lakes is the best place to be.  Other days leave a lot to be desired. 

Saturday was one such day when a drive to Buttermere was necessary and the dogs also appreciated a walk. 

I combined the two and added a light raincoat.

After calling on friends, I parked at the National Trust car park at Buttermere.

The weather was dull to the point of a fine drizzle, so an open air walk was not the best option.

The dogs needed exercise and walking here would at least be a change from taking them out from home

Walking the woods would offer the best weather protection
and the path here is normally a delight .

Down to Mill Beck as it heads from the village down towards Crummock Water.

The dogs cross the river via the footbridge . . .
. . . but the weather on the other side was no better !

We crossed back and continued within the woods, staying on this side of the fence.

Mellbreak through the rather gloomy weather.

The meadows below Wood House were home to a flock of locals.

Wood House through the trees.

The path climbs back up and over Long How, passing this small enclosure on the way.

It is about 20yards square with deer fencing around it . . . presumably to see what grows if there are no deer grazing.

I didn't realise there were that many deer . . . never seen one here.

Well not till I looked around !

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Walking away from us was a deer

its white rump catching our eye in the poor light

I turned the camera back on and managed a quick photo

before it disappeared.


[ this is the same photo just cropped and enlarged ]

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With the dogs close at hand we followed . . .
. . . catching a couple of shots behind an errant piece of bracken.

I did manage a clear view of the deer a few seconds later before it darted off again.

No closer encounter on walking on through the woods,

so feeling a lot better about the walk, we returned to the car and headed home.

The dogs enjoyed another wet walk around our local fields with Ann later in the afternoon.

She didn't bother to take the camera !

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Panasonic Lumix TZ60 Camera.

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

This site best viewed with . . . the view of the unexpected before the walk is out.

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Previous walk - 1st December - Low, lower and High Rigg

A previous time up here - 3rd June 2014 - Buttermere Long How

Next walk - 15th December - Pre-Christmas Snow

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