Date & Time: Thursday 5th April 2007. 3 pm start.

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

Places visited : Loweswater, Kirkhead, Mosedale, Hen Comb and back.

Walk details : 4.5 mls, 1362 ft of ascent , 2 hrs 30 mins.

Walked with : Jayne Hill, David (Fenboy) and his son Daniel, Ian and his family (Mark, Megan and Cory), Ann and our dogs.

Weather : Sunny, warm and dry with a slightly overcast sky. Hazy and warm.

 

Ann in charge of the camera today as friends gather for a walk up Hen Comb.

This is the start of the Easter and everyone is up for the holidays.

Daniel, David and Ian - with the pink hand of Jayne to the right.

The walk passed Kirkhead Farm just as Chris Todd was moving some sheep.

The route to Hen Comb leaves the main Mosedale track and crosses the beck at the stepping stones.

Harry takes the wet route, Mark confidently strides the stones,

but Megan is a little more concerned at the possibility of getting wet.

As you walk the ridge the view of the high fells gradually opens to reveal the High Stile Ridge and Fleetwith Pike.

Hen Comb is a gradually rising ridge with a sting in the tail.

Just as you were enjoying the soft moorland path, there's a fence and it's uphill all the way to the top !

Daniel and Cory are racing ahead, half way up already, along with our dogs Harry and Bethan.

Mark chats to Megan and Cory, while Dad surveys the view.

The start of a group hug at the summit ? Jayne's side, Ian's back, David's back and Mark's back

I tried turning the photo back to front but they still didn't face the camera !

Today's weather reflects the continuing steady high pressure that has blessed the Lakes this Easter.

Time to start back, Bethan and Harry race for the way down.

   
Mark found that sliding down was the easy option
Cory and Megan follow suit.
   

Ian found the slope a steep descent too. He slipped,

picked himself up, brushed himself down

and dropped his camera in the grass.

 

To be correct it was Mark's camera,

so once it was found to be missing

someone ( Mark !) had to go back to pick it up.

Back at the stepping stones, Cory pauses mid stream . . .

   
watching Jayne throwing sticks for Harry . . .
. . . into the deepest part of the pool.

 

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Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon G7 Digital camera.

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

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