Oak Cottage - Loweswater

Retreat to the quiet of the Western Lakes

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Date : A combination of photos from three recent walks in the Western and North Western fells (late May early June 2004)

Place : Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable, Sale Fell and Hen Comb.

Occasion : Leisurely walks to exercise us and the dogs, and to give Harry a chance to experience a few more Wainwright Fells

Weather : The Lake District has been very sunny and dry of late, so much so that the river and lake levels are down lower than at any time last year. However its was not sunshine all the way as we have had some haze and low cloud which has hindered visibility at times.

27th May -Grey Knotts, Brandreth and Green Gable from Honnister

One clean and one rather muddy dog grace the foreground of this shot.

Grey Knotts west summit looking towards Pillar.

The Tarns beyond Brandreth summit with Great Gable in the background.

Chance to get the dog clean . . no chance . . you can drag a dog to water but you can't make her wash !

Returning via Moses Trod after descending from Windy Gap

We didn't try for Gable itself as it would have meant an extra half hour or so and possibly too much for little legs (the puppy's) in view of the length of the return walk to Honister.

The northern face of Great Gable from Moses Trod.

Windy Gap is the col on the left hand side. To the right is Beck Head.

31st May - Sale Fell

Just the one shot but a classic view of Bassenthwaite Lake and the Skiddaw Fells from the Lothwaite side of Sale Fell.

We kept an eye out for the Osprey but they would be too small to see without binoculars and a lot of luck. I understand the first chick has hatched in the last few days. Check out their site by clicking here.

7th June - Hen Comb

The Cotton Grass or Bog Cotton is in full bloom if that is the right word.

The seeds are ripe and the cotton strands ready to take them on the next windy day.

Holly and Harry on Hen Comb summit - Harry's 11th summit.

Behind is Buttermere and Fleetwith with Robinson and Dale Head to the left and the High Stile Ridge to the right.

How did you do it Dave ? . . . . and not a buttercup in sight !

When's the next walk then ??????

 

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