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"  Ling Crag from Loweswater  "


Date & start time:    Sunday 23rd April 2017,  3.30pm.

Location of Start :   Park Bridge, Low Park, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 144 205 )

Places visited :         Low Park, High Park, Crummock Water to Low Ling Crag then back.

Walk details :            3.4 miles, 350 ft of ascent, 2 hours 50 mins

Highest point :          Overlooking the lake from High Park

Walked with :             Ann and our dogs, Harry and Dylan.

Weather :                    Sunshine and blue skies . . . with a twist at the end.

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Sunday afternoon, the sun is shining and the skies are reflected in the length and breadth of Crummock Water. 

Ann and I decide on a slightly longer dog walk out to Low Ling Crags or just as far as we get this fine afternoon.

To save Harry unnecessary road walking we start from Low Park Bridge.

High pressure weather this week brings sunny days but also cold nights.

Lovely evening light casts long shadows across the lawn.

On the Sunday after Easter we have plans to meet friends for an evening meal at the Coledale Inn

but before then Ann and I head out towards Ling Crag, taking advantage of the sunshine now reaching the western lake shore.

There are two paths along the lake . . . we take the high road to start.

The two paths meet under the steeper side of Mellbreak.

The adjacent fell is casting a shadow on our path and on the Iron Stone rock a short distance out into the lake.

We are encouraged on by the sunshine on Low Ling Crag ahead.

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Down by the shore is a bush

of bright, new season gorse.


The colour contrasts beautifully

with the blue of the lake


and the moorland browns

of Grasmoor on the other side.



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The shingle beach leads us out onto Low Ling Crag.

Time to sit and relax in the sunshine . . . that's Rannerdale Farm on the other side.

Behind are the high fells of Rannerdale Knotts, then Whiteless Pike and the ridge to Wandope.

Looking up the lake towards Fleetwith Pike, Grey Knotts, Brandreth and Haystacks.

Hidden beyond the end of this lake is Buttermere, on the other side of the distant trees.

An artistic gorse bush adorns the centre of the shingle beach . . . a natural planting . . the symmetry of the layout the envy of any gardener.

Time to be heading back  towards Low Fell at the bottom end of the lake.

The sun is lower and the shadows are longer now . . . and we are in the shade for longer on the way back.

Passing a small hollow rock cairn or shelter . . .
. . . possibly a single grouse butt ?

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Time to be heading home to get ready to go out again

Who said retirement was going to give us plenty of spare time ?

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A few extra photos from the last few days . . . Ann catches a photo of our red squirrel through the lounge window.

A close up of a monkey nut lunch . . . including a light blue reflection in the window glass.

In the garden I'm starting to plant out many of the seedlings grown in the greenhouse.

The new octagonal vegetable bed is now full . . . just as they forecast a cold spell of weather !

I cover the bed overnight and decide to leave it on next day

as a couple of sharp wintery showers blow through and leave a covering of soft hail stones on the ground.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Panasonic Lumix TZ60, or my phone Camera.

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

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Previous walk - 22nd April 2017 - Binsey with Chris and Jeff 

A previous time up here - 8th August 2016 - Round Mellbreak with Jack & Catherine

Next walk - 26th April 2017 - Hen Comb with Richard and Hilary