Date & Time: Saturday 3rd May 2008. 3.15 pm start.
Location of Start : Thackthwaite Village, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 149 238 )
Places visited : Thackthwaite, Watching Crag, Low Fell, Low Fell southern viewpoint, down to Foulsyke then back to home.
Walk details : 3.5 mls, 1275 ft of ascent , 1 hrs 50 mins.
Highest point : Low Fell 1387 ft ( 423 m )
Walked with : Ann with Jen and Jen (daughter and friend) plus Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Warm with sunny spells.
Jen and Jen on Low Fell . . . Jen is the one on the right . . . and the left
Jen and Jen arrived to stay for the Bank holiday weekend at three o'clock on Saturday afternoon.
After a late lunch, we opted for a linear traverse along the Low Fell ridge from Thackthwaite back to the cottage.
Leaving a car at Thackthwaite to collect later on in the day, we make our way up from the village towards the northern edge of the ridge.
The rest of the ridge walk in the background as we climbed up through intake fields alongside the lambs and their Mums.
Through the gate and on to the fell.
Here is Dad's photoshop attempt to hide a 'bad hair day'. Happy smiles from Jen, Harry and ...Jen.
The grassy track that winds it's way up the fell. The Vale of Lorton and Lorton village stretches out below.
Skiddaw is the dark fell in the far distance beyond the Whinlatter fells.
The slopes of Fellbarrow as seen from the track.
Nearly at the end of the zig-zags.
The view of Crummock with Mellbreak and the High Stile ridge to the right. We will climb these fells over the next two days.
A wide and clear panorama today, Rannerdale to the left with Haystacks, the Gables and the Scafell fells behind.
Making our way to Low Fell summit.
The view from the southern summit, with Hen Comb and the Loweswater fells and Watergate farm cottages at the end of Loweswater lake.
High Nook Tarn can be seen as a short dark line above High Nook farm buildings in the centre of the photo, below the dark crags of Black Crag.
The viewpoint below the southern cairn.
Plenty of sun at the head of Buttermere.
Our route will go steeply downwards towards our cottage.
Half way down the girls and dogs approach the old Scots Pine tree.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with Ann's Ixus 75 Digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . something to help me keep up with the two fast-walking young ladies !
Previous walk - 30th April 2008 Crag Fell and Grike with Frances
A previous time up here - 26th December 2004 A Sunny Boxing Day Walk on Low Fell