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Date & start time: Tuesday 9th December 2008. 4.10 pm start.

Location of Event : Top of the Wythop Mill to Eskin Farm back road, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 183 291 )

Places visited : Burthwaite Farm, Ling Fell, back via the old grouse butts and Corpse Road path.

Walk details : 2.5 ml, 675 ft of ascent, 1 hours 5 mins.

Highest point : Ling Fell 1224 ft ( 373m)

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

Weather : Late afternoon sunshine, cool in the breeze.

Skiddaw from the Corpse Road path, with natural Christmas decorations in the foreground


A nondescript day but clearing towards the afternoon.

We had some shopping to do but first the dogs needed a walk. Ling Fell would be just about right.

Parking at the gate to the fell we started the climb by taking the clockwise track around and behind Ling Fell.

Looking back, the sunshine was shining nicely on Embleton and Watch Hill behind.

Late afternoon sun colours the cloud on Skiddaw Fell and turns the bracken on Ulluck Pike a bright red.

Below us the delightful and brightly painted Burthwaite Farm buildings.

Sale Fell catching the afternoon light but the shadow of Ling Fell is fast covering it.

The farm track around the fell side climbs to a point where we take a path to the right for a direct climb to the summit.

The moon is out over Skiddaw but the sun is fading fast.

Sunshine brightens the leading edge of the clouds covering the central fells.

The prominent peak is Hopegill Head, with the ridge of Whiteside to the right.

Ann climbing the last steeper section to the top.
Bethan playing Red Nose Reindeer on the trig point.

Stepping back slightly, the summit cairn and the trig point minus the dogs.

The Solway Firth is spread out beyond.

Ann stops in the high point to take in the . . .

The Ling Fell Sunset.

Time to go, we continue on clockwise (approximately) and descend by the track from the old grouse butts

shown on the O.S. map as an old Corpse Road. It certainly heads off towards the old Wythop Church anyway.

Pink skies above Skiddaw and natural Christmas decorations on the Hawthorn tree.

Season's Greeting from the "less than natural" decorations of Cockermouth.

This is the top of Station Street near the supermarket.

Main street looking east from Barclays Bank.

It's rush hour and there's no let up in the traffic so lots of special effects.

A busy and beautifully decorated Cockermouth Main Street.

You know what . . . I'm getting the feeling that Christmas is not far away now.

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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.

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