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Date & start time: Tuesday 25th November 2008. 2.15 pm start.

Location of Event : The Mosser Road junction, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 128 218 )

Places visited : Mosser Road, Darling Fell, back by the old quarry track.

Walk details : 2.5 ml, 850 ft of ascent, 1hour 40 mins.

Highest point : Darling Fell

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

Weather : Blue skies, sunshine and beautiful winter clarity.

Hilton enjoying the view from the summit of Darling Fell

Roger's at work today but the weather is sunny and beautifully clear.

Hilton arrived for lunch on a very brief visit and was happy to do a local walk up Darling Fell

so we pile the dogs into the back of the car for the short drive to the Mosser Road.

I walk this track frequently but always stop to enjoy this retrospective view of Mellbreak,

Red Pike and the sweep of Lingcomb Edge, Starling Dodd, Hen Comb and the waters of Loweswater.

Looking in to the sun, but I tried to capture this triangle of trees, backed by blue sky reflected in Loweswater.

A foreground of contented sheep grazing on a rare day of perfect weather.

Our route today was determined by the fact that I needed to retrace my walk of yesterday up the same track in order to

search for Bethan's lost collar (yes . . . again !). Hilton and I left the track through the gate to ascend the fell.

Glorious views of the Solway and Criffel on the Scottish coast.

Darling Fell is our objective ahead.

Big northern skies as we continue our climb.

Frost on the back slopes of the fell where the sun has failed to reach today.

A low sun and reflections of Carling Knott on Loweswater .

Wisps of cloud on distant Great Gable, Pillar, Scoat Fell and Haycock.

Zooming in on those intriguing clouds.

The stile at the top of the rise.

Crummock and Buttermere lakes now come in to view.

Darling Fell summit looking north.

Bethan enjoying Hilton's attention long enough for a summit photo.

Behind him the late sun catches the slopes of Low Fell, Whiteside and Grasmoor but not Crummock Water or my washing back at the cottage.

Myself with Harry and Bethan

The sun has set below the horizon but pink colours are reflected on the far end of Loweswater as we descend to the Mosser track.

The opposite side of the lake receives no sun at this time of year and the fields have remained frosty all day.

An interesting reflection of the slopes of Burnbank, seen as we regain the Mosser track.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with with my Cannon G7 or Ann's Ixus 75 Digital cameras.

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

This site best viewed with . . . that elusive red collar which we found thanks to the help of two kind fell walkers !

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