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Low Fell with Jill

Date & start time: Saturday 8th May 2010, 12.40 pm start.

Location of Start : Roadside at Thackthwaite Village, Vale of Lorton, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 149 238 )

Places visited : Thackthwaite, Watching Crag, Low Fell, South top, the Pine Tree and home.

Walk details : 3.4 mls, 1275 ft, 2 hrs 25 mins.

Highest point : Low Fell, 1387ft - 423m.

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

Weather : Sunny and blue skies but with some high, fine weather clouds.


 Low fell with Jill

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It's the weekend again and we've a visitor over who has spent far too long away from the Lakes.

It's also a sunny day with the prospect of more cloud later

so after an early lunch, a favourite local walk is on the cards for Ann and Jill.

The night before . . . the Lakes turned up trumps for Jill's long awaited return

and graced us with a glorious sunset.

Low Fell in profile from our garden, so the decision was made for our destination the next day !

A leisurely morning in the garden, and the pleasure of watching this little bird

re-cycling Harry and Bethan's fur to line her nest.

Plenty more where that came from !

I have visions of fledglings in a soft cosy bed !
Jill starts our walk up the path from Thackthwaite.

A sunny day, but cold in the wind.

Here looking towards Whiteside and Grasmoor.

Some handsome Herdwicks come to investigate Harry and Bethan.
Jill enjoying every minute of being back on a fell side.

Light and shade on our view looking back towards Fellbarrow and Lorton Vale.

Harry watching his sister bouncing down from Watching Crag.

Crummock water is now in view and the visibility is excellent, all the way to the Scafells.

Behind us the gentle, sunlit scenery of the Vale of Lorton, the Whinlatter Fells and Skiddaw in the far distance.

We stroll on along the delightful ridge, the sun lighting up the distant fells and the slopes of Mellbreak.



Haystacks and the Gables in sunlight now.

We were walking that sunlit ridge last Monday.

Bethan nearly traps her nose

in her rush to get through the dog flap which Jill is opening for them !


Looking over Darling Fell towards the sea and the Scottish coast in the distance.

Smiles from Jill on this delightful walk.

Our path to the second, Southern summit of Low Fell stretches ahead of us.

Carling Knott, Blake and Gavel Fells from the South summit

with Loweswater and High Nook tarn nestling below their slopes.

Time for play !

It's only 'puppy-play' and gentle fun, despite looking a tad vicious in this photo !

The best of friends

and all the better for a spot of tumbling and rolling !

Spot the green helicopter - Mark on his way up to Honister Mines.

If you missed it last photo, here's as second chance . . . spot the helicopter again.

[ Concentrate on Holme Woods above Loweswater]

We take the steep path off the end of the fell

directly down to our cottage seen across the fields below.

That famous lone Scotch Pine as we traverse across the fell side.

Afterwards we'll go diagonally down on the path behind the horses.

Scale Hill with Brackenthwaite Hows top in the sunlight.

Jill and I walked up there yesterday, a good two hour stroll from the cottage which included a lake side walk.

That lovely view framed by the ancient branches.

Sunlight showing up all the new greenery in the valley.

These three delightful, friendly horses spend all their days grazing up here.

A good life !

Back on flat ground after a descent from the tree and through the woods.

The final track across the field opposite our cottage

with the full ridge walk of Low Fell, plus the lone tree, in view behind.

Spring pastures looking up along the field from the same spot.

That's it folks, we're just about home !

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon 75 digital camera.

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

This site best viewed with . . . just enough time to bake a tray of scones for Neil who arrived half an hour later !

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