Date & Time: Sunday/ Monday 30th / 31st March 2008.

Location of Start : Mosser Road, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 128 217 )

Hopbeck Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 168 242 )

Places visited : Here and there.

Walk details : These are two local walks of about three miles, approx two hours each.

Walked with : Myself and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : Sunny and dry.

Looking back down the Mosser Road once I had climbed above the trees.


After a snowy period of weather over Easter, the sun has returned, the temperatures have warmed and green fells are once again in evidence.

The dogs and I walk one of our favourite tracks, which climbs steadily up the old road towards Mosser on the other side of Low Fell.

'Ladies-in-waiting' in the fields above Askill Farm

No longer waiting, this Mum has her hands full with twin lambs.

The western end of Loweswater with the slopes of Burnbank Fell.

On the skyline starting from the right is the Coffin Road, which dips down behind Holme Wood and continues on towards our home.

Another favourite local walk.

There is a seat at the side of the track . . .
Dedicated to a Mr Jon Duff.

These daffodils have sprung through the dead bracken at the side of the track.

Impressive cloud formations above us as the old road levels out.

Fellbarrow with three black cows grazing just below the summit.

The track continues on past Fellbarrow before dipping down to the hamlet of Mosser, but this is about as far as we go today.

The Loweswater fells, with Carling Knott , Blake and Burnbank rising above the rutted track as we return.

Walking south now, Darling Fell is the grass covered fell to our left and Askill Knott , the lower 'bump' to it's right.

In the far distance is Pillar, Starling Dodd and Hen Comb. The tiny point on the far ridge is Little Gowder Crag on Haycock, some eight miles away.

Carling Knott ahead. The right hand ridge leads to the summit of Blake Fell.

Windswept trees which have been shaped by the prevailing westerly winds.

Harry enjoys a stick.
Bethan is happy to enjoy the sunshine.

" 'Can we pop in for a swim on the way home, please Mum? "

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Next day the sun continues to shine for another local walk, this time into the Hopegill Valley.

Upper Hopegill Valley.
A closer view of the slabs leading up to Hopegill Head.

Harry waits for a stick to be thrown.

Here he enjoys the cool, clear water of Hope Beck

The view of the sheepfold at the head of the valley.

The Solway Firth and Scotland lie beyond the flatter Solway Plain in the far distance.

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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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