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" Three go to Sunny Ling Fell "
Date & start time: Thurs 15th September 2011, 3.45 pm start.
Location of Start : Roadside, Wythop Valley, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 183 291 )
Places visited : Ling Fell from the Wythop Beck Valley
Walk details : 2 mls, 625 ft of ascent, 1 hour walk plus twenty minutes sat on the top.
Highest point : Ling Fell 1224 ft - 373 m.
Walked with : Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Sunny . . . at last !
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Regular visitors to our site will be aware that a certain golden dog, Harry, has been absent from the fells for a short while.
He tweaked his knee ligament in mid-August, not as badly as last year, and so has been enjoying flatter walks of late.
Today was a chance to let him have a gentle, more grassy fell walk.
Someone is very happy to be out and about again !
Brother and sister together on the fells again.
On the gentle rising path to Ling Fell the bracken is already turning colour.
Sale Fell is to the left and in the distance, Ullock Pike and Skiddaw.
Clear views across the Solway to Criffel in Scotland.
Harry takes a rest, Bethan waits ahead.
The only cloud of the day, with the SW Scottish coastline in the distance.
The heather (or ling), which gives this fell its name, is still in bloom though fading slightly now.
The top end of Bassenthwaite Lake peeps out . . . with Binsey the fell in the distance.
A larger view of the same area, this time with the Skiddaw massif as a backdrop.
Grisedale Pike and Hopegill Head behind the trig.
Broom Fell and Greystones (with the trees) are the fells in front.
The lovely top of Ling Fell.
A grand place to sit and take in the views . . . from the summit cairn just visible behind.
Pure heaven and so nice to be here with both our faithful companions.
Close up of the ling on our descent.
Colourful bracken with the slopes of Broom Fell as background
The only other fellow walker we met . . . seems to have a dog just like Bethan.
Actually I think it is Bethan !
Final view of an autumnal scene, looking across to Sale Fell, as we walk back down to the car.
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This photo has been added as an extra, sent to us by Jean and Peter Mitchell.
It was taken from Rose Cottage garden looking towards our cottage in April of this year, with Grasmoor as the backdrop.
A beautiful rainbow, pity the end (and the pot of gold) didn't quite reach us !
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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 . . . our two fell dogs and not just one.
Previous walk - Sunday 11th Sept 2011 Scafell Pike Challenge ... Plan B
A previous time up here - 27th December 2008 Ling Fell with Gareth
Next walk - Saturday 17th Sept 2011 Hail and Hearty on Scafell