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" A Walk in the Dry Sunshine "

Date & start time:    Saturday 20th January 2018.

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

Places visited :         Just our onto the field to give Harry a walk

Walk details :             A very local, quick walk, sufficiently long for Harry and to take photos.

Highest point :          The top of the field opposite.

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

Weather :                    Glorious sunshine.

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Harry has not been too well recently and has had a second bout of illness since Christmas.

However he responded well to antibiotics and he never ceases to amaze.

In the poor weather he's chosen only to stroll out into the garden . . . but today the horizons are bigger and so is his walk.

" Best of Friends "

" Did you say walk ? "

After a few grotty weather days where the snow had turned to mush and we couldn't see the other end of the valley,

today's weather has taken a turn for the better and after an overcast, slightly dull morning the sun came out . . . and so did we.

Carling Knott behind Rose Cottage

[ It's vacant for the next few weeks if you want a late booking for a winter or early spring visit.]

At the top of the field I stop to let Harry catch up . . . and get the camera out to record the views.

This is looking down the Lorton Valley to Graystones and Broom Fell, part of the Whinlatter Fells.

The house in the foreground is Moss Cottage, originally built as the Manager's house for the Loweswater Lead Mine close by.

Whiteside seen through the field gate of Godferhead Farm.

The broader view south east across Crummock Water and up into the Buttermere Valley.

Views today all the way up to Great Gable in the centre.

A change of lens to get a closer view of the western face of Grasmoor.

There is a Wainwright scramble route up the left hand side, but the face is a definite rock climb for experienced people only.

Zooming in down, or should that be up the valley, to High Snockrigg and Rannerdale Knotts.

Over the back you can just see snow covered Fleetwith Pike, with Brandreth and Green Gable to the right.

A short walk across the field and a view this time of the snow covered Loweswater Fells seen over the Vicarage.

Behind is Blake Fell, then Carling Knott and finally Burnbank to the right.

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Almost directly into the midday sun,


the summit of Melbreak


and an increasing number of cars


parked by the phone box


as people arrive to walk locally


in our quieter fells.


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A quick out and back for Harry . . . who walked up the field but jogged down on three and a half legs.

Perhaps it was the prospect of his lunch . . . or chance to relax in a warm house that he was looking forward too ?

Time for our lunch too . . . and enjoy a longer walk this afternoon.

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

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

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