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" Storm Christoph brings us Rain "
Date & start time: 20th January 2021. 3.15 pm start.
Location of Start : By the red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : Brackenthwaite Hows, The weir, back through the woods.
Walk details : 2.5 mls, 400 ft of ascent, 1 hours 30 mins.
Highest point : Brackenthwaite Hows, 675 ft - 208m.
Walked with : Myself and the dogs, Dylan and Dougal.
Weather : Cool and damp, especially underfoot.
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When it rains like it did last night two thoughts follow . . . " Will it ever stop and what will the ground be like."
Still, the dogs tell me they need their daily walk so we head off for the high ground
along the roads and tracks that hopefully will be less muddy than the fields.
Mellbreak . . . with a light covering of snow still holding on on the summit ridge.
Snow too on the high fells and the outlier to Robinson behind Rannerdale.
Artistic cloud drifts across the Loweswater Fells.
From the top of Brackenthwaite Hows I can see the same effect covering most of Low Fell.
I extend the walk by heading down the eastern side of the Lanthwaite Woods.
The smoke from Lanthwaite Cottage chimney is being blown sideways, as is the cloud above.
Eventually the path brings me down to the beach by the weir.
The dogs working on auto-pilot because they know there's normally a path to the bridge.
Don't panic . . . the main current is only in the centre of the river.
Safely onto the bridge, but I chose not to follow and call them back.
I chose not to follow the riverside path down on this occasion either as that's under water too !
Back down at the road bridge and you can see the effect of Storm Christoph rainfall on the water levels of the valley.
It may have rained a lot last night but I'm nearly home and dry
at the end of another daily outing . . . time for tea and a piece of left over Christmas cake
before I have to think about supper for the boys.
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Technical note: Pictures generally taken with my Panasonic Lumix Gx8 Camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . very tall wellies for reaching flooded bridges.
Previous walk - 17th January - Low fell from Home - with Peter
A previous time up here - 11th May 2020 - Brackenthwaite from Scale Hill
Next walk - 23rd January - A Wainwright First for Martin