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A walk with waterproofs and gloves, due to the cold weather, just got better as it went on and by the end the gloves were packed away and the coats were redundant.  The weather didn't stop there as there were more surprises in store for us on the way home.

     

Storm Gareth has blown through and  just as Storm Freyer moved more south than forecast I think Storm Gareth tracked slightly further north than expected. We did however get some strong winds and plenty of rain which has fallen on the already wet ground.

     

The snow fell "deep and soggy and even" but was followed by rain and a warm breeze which cleared the fields by midday. The dogs needed a walk so I waited till the weather is drier and head up to what's left of the snow line.
     

5th to 10th March Under Mellbreak

Photos of the last few days as the weather changes and changes back several times, no two days the same.  For the walk this time I climb towards Mellbreak but cut down to the right into Mosedale for a view of the holly tree and then home to a surprise next morning.
     

27th Feb - 4th March The Flass Woods Round

Photos of two local walks and of the last seven days here in Loweswater.  We've had a variety of weather starting with the last of the summer like hazy days and ending with a small blast of snow from the back end of Storm Freya as it crossed the country.
     

26th Feb - Hazy Sale Fell

With the fine weather continuing we venture a little further afield but avoid steep, strenuous paths for the moment.  Sale Fell will fit the bill and is close enough to give an interesting walk this afternoon. Weather wise, a high pressure hazy is building badly.
     

With a turn or two of the Jet Stream our weather fluctuates between days of wet weather and stormy winds to those of beautiful sunshine.  I leave the rough weather un-recorded as the sunshine offers better walks and better photos to remember.
     

I am not able to do big walks at present so Ann takes the dogs on longer daily walks. I join her for a few fields today but double back, leaving her to take Dylan and Dougal the rest of the way down to the lake.  Pottering in the garden I enjoy the colour of the new blooms that are springing up by the day, so I return inside to get the camera . . .

     

A real miscellany of photos this time, taken this week. The winter weather has gone and Storm Eric melted most of the snow away, the rest is thawing with the mild south westerlies. Here are a few interesting views as the weather changed.

     

Jo is over for the weekend, with a wine tasting event at the Hall Friday night (sorry no samples) and she's staying over to enjoy a walk on Saturday.  After Storm Eric the fells and fields are wet through but the weather today has improved though the wind is still strong.

     

Saturday and the third day of fine winter weather. Whinlatter Pass is been open from the Lorton side and so Ann and I drive up to enjoy the winter views while they last. Too shaded or to icy to walk on many of the forest tracks so the dogs enjoy two shorter walks on the way back.

     

The fine weather at the start of February was what all good winter weather should be, a covering of good mountain snow combined with a sunny, blue sky days. To make life easier all round, the valleys roads are clear, the best combination of all.

     

A trip into Cockermouth for an appointment is no excuse to miss a lovely day.  With the camera bag on the passenger seat I can enjoy the frosty valley in its wintry mantle. Heavy overnight frost has chilled the valley and compliments the snowy Lakeland peaks above.

     

After a busy morning Ann and I get out for a more purposeful walk and chose Ennerdale as somewhere local but out of the valley.  By walking from Bleach Green around the western lake shore we'd hopefully be in the sun on this lovely afternoon as it is a more open aspect.

     

21- 23rd Jan - Moons, Birthdays and Snow

Dull weather suddenly gives way to one of those beautiful winter days that just drive you outside to take pictures. It also coincides with Dylan's 5th birthday and a morning trip to Keswick for him and Ann, so Dougal and I go for a local walk and a short morning drive.

     

7th - 11th January - Open and Closed

An unusual name for this page but that will become clear when you see the Whinlatter pictures.  Before that, a few photos of our Fangs Brow walk and afterwards a celebration of 30 years in the business for friends of ours in Quince and Medlar, Cockermouth.

     

Starting at the Red Phone Box implies that we started these walk from home of course.  In the midst of all the high pressure gloom of 2018/19 there have been fine days and last Tuesday was one of those as Ann and I walk the dogs locally to enjoy the fine weather.

     

2nd-6th January - Our Pin Mill Visit 2019

The start of a new year and after a quiet Christmas at home we venture south to see family.  The rather overcast Christmas weather improved as we enjoy a few days down by the River Orwell. "There 's a list of jobs to do, don't forget to bring your tool kit Dad" Cathy said !

     

1.   2nd January - Chelmondiston Round
2.   3rd January - Pin Mill Woods Walk
3.   4th January - Pin Mill - Woolverstone Walk
     

January 2019 - The 2019 Calendar Results

You had your chance to have your favourite web site pictures hanging on your wall all year round . . . and thereby support a good cause . . . and support it you did !   A big "thank you" from Ann and myself for buying our 2019 sell-out edition.

     

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