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23rd February - High Nook and Holme Force

To ring the changes, Dougal and I park at Maggie's Bridge and set off for High Nook Tarn.  The weather, though not brilliant, hold sufficiently to extend the walk to Holme Woods and we follow the beck down to the lake.


Dougal and I take a local walk up to Harry's Pool and see how the recent heavy rains have caused the river levels to rise as the fields and fells are already heavily saturated with rain from recent weeks.


Storm Ciara has left us with a covering of snow on the high fells. Today was forecasted as the best for a few days so we head out for a local walk as Dylan is still on "light duties". I take Dougal on for an extra walk to try and tire him  out.


10th February 2020 - Loweswater Tree Planting

There's been a lot of activity in the village in the last ten days as the owners of two local fields start on a mammoth task of planting up to 3000 young trees. It is all hands to the deck for them with the sound of mallets and spades hard at work.


9th February 2020 - Storm Ciara Flood Waters

Last night it was a real belter . . . high winds and horizontal rain . . . as Storm Ciara blew through. After a blustery morning in and around the house and garden, I take Dougal out to check out the state of the river after the night of rain.


29th January 2020 - Dylan's Birthday and a local walk

This selection starts with the snowdrops of Spring, records Dylan's birthday and finds us in a wet and windy walk down to the side of Crummock Water.  I stick to the forest for the walk as this provides better weather protection than open fields.


18th January 2020 - Askill Knott then Darling

This could be a statement of fact or a question depending on the punctuation.  As it happens we reached Askill Knott and did ask the question about going higher on this nice afternoon . . . the answer was yes with no regrets.


12th January 2020 - Cogra Moss New Path

The area around Cogra Moss reservoir has changed over the years and after a muddy couple of walks after the contractors were on site we return to find a newly re-surfaced path alongside the lake.


11th January 2020 - The train Now Standing . . .

The train Now Standing at Bassenthwaite Lake Station is the . . . start of a whole new project for the Lake District.  The old station, closed in 1965, has been cleared and being rebuilt for the arrival of the Orient Express.


8th to 14th January - Ling Fell and local walks

Back home and back to local walks this last week.  The weather has been very changeable, Shakespearian you could say (bard to verse) so a series of pictures to show that the weather does not always behaving itself, even in The Lakes.


28th Dec - 4th January - New Year with the Family

We spent Christmas at home then enjoyed time with the family over New Year.  First we drove to Pin Mill to see Cathy and Gareth, then across to Sheffield and Tickhill to meet up with Jenna and Paula.  This holiday we saw all the children and all the grandchildren in one week, a rare treat.



A big thanks all who bought a copy from us, to Lee and Arwen of Lorton Village Shop and to the local hotels and guest houses who also kindly stocked the calendars on the run up to Christmas this year.  The results are now in for our 2020 Edition.


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