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Date & Time: Saturday 20th September 2008. 2.20 pm start.

Location of Start : Maggie's Bridge car park, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 135 210 )

Places visited : High Nook Farm, High Nook Tarn, White Oak Valley, back via the tarn again to the car.

Walk details : 4 mls, 700 ft of ascent, 2 hrs 25 mins.

Highest point : White Oak Valley path 1090ft ( 335m)

Walked with : Myself (Ann) Jill and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : Sunny and warm with blue skies

Jill at the turnaround point on the White Oak path


The morning had started cloudy but with the forecast for a sunny afternoon. So after a leisurely morning we set off on a local walk after lunch.

Bethan enjoying a rest in the garden at lunch time.
Harry was a bit put out that I had taken a photo of Bethan and not himself !

Carling Knott from the small car park at Maggie's Bridge at the start of our walk.

Jill moisturising before set off !!!!

The hay was cut and drying in the sun as we passed though the High Nook farm meadows.

The blue waters of Loweswater peeking through as we continue up the track. Darling Fell is the high ground in the distance.

High Nook farmyard - a classic upland Lakeland farm.

At the top of the track and out of the trees, the view opens up to reveal Whiteside, Hopebeck Head and Grasmoor

with Mellbreak on the far right.

Sunlight on High Nook Tarn. Harry is hoping for a stick but they are very short supply up here,

something he always fails to comprehend !

Swimming on the other hand is very much on the agenda. Bethan enjoying the water in the dappled sunlight.

Jill has found something to throw for Harry.
She continues to search, followed closely by Harry.

Nothing better than a dual roll in the bracken and grass, to dry off after a swim !

Looking back to the path that leads above Holme Woods on the other side of the valley

but we're not going that way today. We're going right up and into White Oak Beck Valley

Looking down the Lorton Valley from the ridge.
Fine views again towards Whiteside and Grasmoor

The grassy path above White Oak Beck, with Hen Comb summit across the valley.

The beck is way below us now.
Hen Comb seen across the deep ravine.

The path ends rather abruptly in a very boggy area, so we turn around at this point and start on our way back

Low Fell is to the left above the gate.

Mark Weir from Honister Mine flies above Grasmoor on his way back to Mosser.

He appears to be transporting a load below the helicopter today.

Another swim on the way back for the dogs.
Harry has a really good shake . . . all over Jill !!

A lovely blue sky afternoon, Grasmoor and Mellbreak on our walk back.

Another view of Loweswater with Darling and Low Fell as a backdrop.

By the time we returned the hay, seen drying earlier, had been baled and wrapped ready for storage !

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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 . . . trousers that dry off quickly after a wet dog shake !

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