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" Jack and Friends in Loweswater "

Date & start time:     19th February 2018, 4 pm.

Location of Start :    By the red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited :         Kirkgate Farm, Flass Woods, Crummock Water and home.

Walk details :             A short, local walk (2.7 miles) after their drive up from Birmingham.

Highest point :          Watching Dolly's reaction to the water.

Walked with :             Jack, Lauren, Sam and the dogs, Dolly and Dylan.

Weather :                    Low cloud on the fells but dry and reasonably mild.

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Our eldest grandson Jack is up on a visit and has brought two of his colleagues on this trip to the Lakes.

They arrived for lunch and would appreciate a local walk afterwards to see where they have landed.

Lauren, Sam and Jack

with Dylan and Jack's girlfriend's mum's dog Dolly. . . pay attention, I'll be asking questions later.

A local walk for an hour or so usually involves a walk under Mellbreak and down to the lake.

Why spoil the habit of a lifetime . . . especially as Lauren and Sam have never been here before.

A stone down by the Church Bridge car parking area would be a great place for a photo-shoot.

Eventually everyone is looking this way (more or less).
A youngster up at Kirkgate Farm.

The cattle are indoors during the winter as it is too cold for them outside, they would mess up the fields

and there's insufficient for them to eat out there anyway.

Dylan leads the way up the track from the farm.

We'll head up to the woods then turn left and walk below the slopes of Mellbreak.

Dolly is a nineyear old Labradoodle (cross-breed of a labrador and large poodle).

She's really enjoying being out for a walk somewhere new.

Around the back of the larch woods.

Further on there is a lot more oak and mixed woodland.

Dylan, who loves climbing on rocks, seems quite a dab hand at trees too !

If you live in or near Birmingham, these are three of your local hospital doctors.

The clouds are down on the fells today

so Laura and Sam will have to wait till tomorrow before they get a first view of the tops.

Following the wall down to the edge of Crummock Water.

Pebbles and flat water means skimming stones is a possibility.

Dolly and Dylan just want to chase them and fetch them back . . .

" I saw it bounce out there but I can't find it now. "

 . . . but under the water I found this !

A heavy stone in the mouth alters the balance

and wet hair over her face meant she staggered about with hardly a clue where she was going . . . really funny.

Still . . . can't stop and play all day . . . it's time to be heading home.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Sam's, Jack's or my Camera.

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

This site best viewed with . . . a warm air dog-dryer waiting at the end of the walk.

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Previous walk - 13th February 2018 - Rannerdale with Harry

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

Next walk - 20th February 2018 - Dylan leads Great Gable