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Date & start time: Tuesday 7th March 2009. start.
Location of Start : The red phone box, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : Low Park, High Park, Low Ling Crag and back via Crummock lake shore to home.
Walk details : 4.5 ml, 350 ft of ascent, approx 3 hours.
Highest point : Skimming stones at low Ling Crag.
Walked with : Cathy, Jack, Matthew, Sam, Alexander, Ann and the dogs, Theo, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Sunny, blue skies but a strong southerly wind.
Low Fell from Low Ling Crag
Cathy and the family are off home tonight , hoping that the motorway may be clearer later in the evening,
so a short local walk was the order of the day to enjoy the fine weather, to exercise the dogs
and for that matter, exercise the boys too !
Rannerdale Knotts across the Crummock Water.
There's a strong wind blowing today but it's dry and the visibility is superb. We could see every detail of the distant fells.
Young Alexander ( in blue ) was content to throw handfuls of shale into the water
but the older boys scoured the beach for the best skimming stones.
" Easter Bunny "
[ Hold your cursor over her photo so she can tire out the dog ! ]
" Launching the Lifeboat "
Beyond is Darling Fell and Low Fell, the white building being Foulsyke House tucked under the fell side.
" I keep bringing it back for you but you keep throwing it away . . . don't you want it Mum ? "
Sufficiently exercised, we return along the lakeside.
The strong breeze is sending patterned waves across the lake, changing the apparent colour of the water.
At the beach now near the part we call Peel Island.
It's a raised promontory of land with an old ruin at the back of it, indicated on the map as Peel, (an old farm building or croft).
The Gorse bushes are in bloom and blowing wildly in the breeze.
It's strong enough to form white crests on the waves out there in the middle of the lake.
Matthew seems fully recovered after his sporting injury last year . . . a leg break . . . and we're not talking cricket.
Sam hopefully just kneeling down. I don't remember carrying him home across the fields with a similar injury !
Finally a look across the lake to the impressive west face of Grasmoor.
The fallen tree is evidence of a stronger wind that swept the valley a few years ago.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with with Ann's Ixus 75 Digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . just a few more larger, flatter stones to skim just that bit further.
Previous walk - 6th April 2009 High and Low Rigg
A previous time up here - 27th April 2007 A local Loweswater Day