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" Boxing Day to the Pine Tree "
Date & start time: Tuesday 26th December 2017, 3.20 pm.
Location of Start : By the red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : Home via Foulsyke to the Low Fell Pine and back.
Walk details : 1.6 miles, 425 feet of ascent, about an hour but who's counting ?
Highest point : The Pine Tree on Low Fell.
Walked with : Ann and our dogs, Harry and Dylan.
Weather : The end of a good afternoon.
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We experienced a damp Christmas Day weather wise, but by the next afternoon the situation has improved.
The rain had been blown away as the breeze turned northerly, bringing colder weather.
Snow on the high fells gave a lovely seasonal feel to the first day after Christmas.
The view from our house after lunch on Boxing Day.
The overnight rain had settled as snow on the high fells to give us a lovely Christmas panorama.
There was more standing water about than usual as it has been a very damp autumn and winter.
Still . . . lift your eyes to the hills to raise the spirits for the walk.
Whiteside and Grasmoor . . . with Ann walking up the slope . . .
. . . heading across the fields towards Foulsyke House
and ultimately to the pine tree behind, half way up the slopes of Low Fell.
With the large lens on, the picture is of Haystacks and the top end of Crummock Water
with the misty summit of Great Gable making a dramatic appearance behind.
A closer view of the two tops as the afternoon light catches their summit rocks.
A later start meant the sun was already setting
but its final disappearance of the day was into a low band of cloud out to the west.
We have completed the climb from our home 400ft below and nearly a mile away across the fields.
Fortunately the wind was light now so it was warm enough to stop for a few moments and enjoy the view.
The sun had set and there's now a chill in the air . . . maybe the wind has got up slightly.
A nice afternoon to make up for the previously wet few days . . . but the colour had gone from the valley by the time we returned home.
The overnight forecast is for a heavy frost tonight but a good day tomorrow . . . let's keep our fingers crossed for some more sunshine.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Panasonic Lumix TZ60, or my Panasonic Lumix Gx8 Camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
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Previous walk - 23/24th December 2017 - Pre-Christmas Crummock
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