Date & Time: 7th May 2006. 1.30 pm start.
Location of Start : The red phone box in Loweswater.( NY 143 210 )
Places visited : Mellbreak, Scale Force, Low Ling Crag, and back.
Walk details : 6.2 mls, 1,900 ft of ascent , 4 hrs 30 mins.
Walked with : Helmut, other members of the Online Fellwalking Club including Ann, and four dogs.
Weather : Grey and overcast, spots of rain on top but a warm day.
The Sunday crowd, taken by the eighth member Frances.
The full line up : Myself, Ann, Jill, Andrew, Frances, John, Jo and Helmut.
Accompanied by Megan, Jodie, Harry and Bethan.
The local lambs are growing fast, taking advantage of the fresh grass of the last few weeks . . .
Oh, and the calves are growing too !!
As we climbed above the short forestry section
we started to get a clear view down to Loweswater and the Lorton Valley.
A further steep climb meant we gained height quickly.
Here we are looking down on Low Park and High Park.
The northern summit is the lower of two by a few meters, so it was off to the other end of the fell
where we reached the true summit and enjoyed this slightly cloudy view of Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike.
Turning for home now, we followed the beck down to Crummock Water.
Looking back to Low Ling Crag and the fells at the head of the valley
( l to r ) Fleetwith Pike with Brandreth behind, Haystacks with Great Gable behind.
Home then for a cup of tea after a great local walk.
In the evening, I took the opportunity to introduced Helmut to our local hostelry
to sample our local brew, and to challenge him to an old English pub game, Shove Ha' penny.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon IXUS 400 Digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . three well polished half pennies in old money.
Previous walk - 6th May 2006 The Kentmere Round with the OFC
Previous time up here - 30th July 2005 A Wainwright walk across Melbreak