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" A Mosser Road Walk "
Date & start time: Wednesday 6th January 2016.
Location of Start : The Mosser Road end, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 128 218 )
Places visited : Lower slopes of Darling Fell, twice, plus a few extra photos.
Walk details : 1.75 mls, 600 feet of ascent, 1 hour 25 mins.
Highest point : High above Crabtreebeck.
Walked with : Myself (Ann) and our dogs, Harry and Dylan.
Dry with variable sunshine on this lovely afternoon walk.
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Another gale . . . just to see out the old year !
I was told there was a tree down in Loweswater, but I was unable to go and help as I was in work at the time.
I'll leave it to neighbours to provide the photography.
A sudden road block next to Loweswater Village Hall.
That looks like the council tree gang has been called and a local contractor is also there to help clear the blockage.
3 photos above by Martin Hughes
Fortunately it fell away from the Hall so there was no damage to any of the buildings
but a car parked at the hall was slightly damaged as it fell.
Photo by John Macfarlane
Next morning it is all over bar the tidying up.
Paul Livesey (the professional arborist) was clearing away the last of the trunk
and then arranging delivery of the wood to the owners . . . visitors to the Kirkstile will rest a little warmer this winter !
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After what has seems like weeks of wet weather, we were treated to some well deserved sunny spells at the beginning of this week.
When you have dogs, walking each day is a must, though we have tended to keep it local in the current weather.
Today was a typical local dog walk for myself (Ann) . . . not totally typical in that I remembered to take my camera this time !
The sunshine is still not sure of itself as it passes in and out of reasonably high cloud.
The start of our walk, from the road just above the shoreline of Loweswater.
Gaining height along the uneven track, looking across to the skyline where we walked with Tre and Jason last week.
In the distance the white buildings are Place Farm and The Place
Harry makes sure that I am still following him . . . Dylan is in the distance, away up the track.
Happy Harry soaking up some January sunshine.
This is the point we leave the Mosser track, opposite the well-placed seat.
There is a stile to the right of the locked gate.
It leads onto a lovely grassy path which rises gently up the slope of Darling Fell.
We reach the holly trees which give us a glimpse of Crummock Water.
Surprisingly these trees were brimful of berries this time last year. I could only count about ten berries on this visit.
Mellbreak takes central stage, Hen Comb to the right . . .behind is the pointed summit of Starling Dodd.
Glorious colours as the sun moves around the fell sides.
I just love this walk as the views expand to include the high fells, the beautiful valleys of Buttermere and Mosedale with Loweswater below.
Dylan loves the freedom of the fells up here too !
Looking in the direction of our cottage. In this photo Grasmoor dominates the far skyline, with the nearby summit of Low Fell on the left.
On our way down now . . . as ever Dylan waits for us when called to do so.
Looking towards the coast with sunshine illuminating the distant Askill Knott.
Dylan is happy rushing up and down the grass track . . . he is very obedient and comes back to whistle every time.
Hold your cursor over the picture to get some idea of the speed he travels !
Sunlight above the Carling Knott/Burnbank ridge opposite.
A close-up of the trees alongside Loweswater shoreline below.
Harry has become accustomed to a sit down at the seat whenever we come this way.
Back down to the car at the lakeshore.
During the whole walk the weather towards the high fells remained much cloudier than here.
Back at home now and Dylan is having a good rest after running up and down the fellside.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220 Digital SLR.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . two dogs !
Previous walk - 28th December 2015 - Coffin Road with Tre & Jason
A previous time up here - 3rd February 2009 A sunshine walk on Mosser Road