Date & Time: 23rd and 24th March 2008.

Location of Start : Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited : Mosedale's secret Chocolate Bunny hiding place,

and Darling Fell the following day.

Walk details : Two local walks, time not important.

Highest point : Finding the bunny, and climbing Darling Fell,1270 ft ( 391m)

Walked with : Cathy, Ann and Alexander, Jack and Matthew and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : Sunshine and wintery showers.

" But I want to go too Mummy "



Don't worry Alexander . . . there's something planned for you which is equally exciting !

Cathy and Ann, who didn't venture out into the snow on Hen Comb, nevertheless headed out that way for a shorter local walk.

The boys are up there by now but we're just going to the pool to see if there are any Easter surprises in store.

Loweswater is blessed with it's fair share of rabbits

so Alexander went looking for them down by the stream.


" Look what I've found Nana "


The difference between this rabbit

and the normal ones we see about the valley

is the fact that this one came wrapped in gold coloured foil !

Cathy helps unwrap the chocolate bunny.

" That tasted good "
Ann and Alexander ready to continue the walk.

Cathy, Ann and Alexander then went on to walk through the woods under the front of Mellbreak and across to High Park,

enjoying the same wonderful snowy views that we did, before returning home.

( Picture from my walk an hour or so earlier )

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Due to the differences in school holidays, Cathy and Richard had to return home with the two youngest boys,

so after they had left on Monday, and while Roger was at work, I took the two older boys up Darling Fell.

The northern end of Loweswater from the ascent of Darling Fell, after leaving the Mosser track.

Jack, with the farm known as "Hudson Place" on the slopes opposite.
Matthew and Jack race up the steep side of Darling Fell.

The building next to "Hudson Place" is just called "The Place" which can be very confusing till you get to know it.

Just imagine someone stopping YOU and asking " Do you know the way to the place ?" . . . . See what I mean ?

The boys wait near the summit of Darling Fell.

The view spreads out before us, with Grasmoor, Robinson and Dale head, Honister Crag and Fleetwith Pike, the Gables, High Stile ridge and Mellbreak.

The two lakes are Crummock and Buttermere.

A glimpse of Loweswater with Carling Knott and Blake Fell behind. In the distance, to the left, is the snow covered peak of Great Borne.

By the ever-growing cairn on Darling Fell summit. I'm sure it wasn't this big last time.

The sunshine here was excellent here, but it was not the same everywhere.

There was a wintery shower heading up the Buttermere valley.

Closely followed by another one, only this time more local to us !


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Technical note: Pictures taken with Ann's Ixus Digital camera.

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

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