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" The Beast from the East "

Date & start time:     28th February 2018, am.

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

Places visited :         A local walk around in the snow.

Walk details :             A local walk around the local roads.  

Walked with :             With our dogs, Harry and Dylan.

Weather :                    Sub zero and snow flurries after 2 inches of early snow.

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The weather forecast has been threatening snowy weather for the last few days.

Most of the snow has been falling on the eastern side of the country,

but today we've had a significant snowfall which has stayed around because of the sub-zero temperatures.

It was snowing when we awoke this morning . . . everything was white down here in the valley.

Dylan was excited by the snow.

The greenhouse was looking cold and dark with its snow cover on the glass.

The pod looks cosy and warm.

The Paddock winterised.

Our new pond is still ice free even though the temperature is minus three or four degrees.

To be fair it is only a meander so there's a through flow of running water to prevent any freezing over.

Our the front . . . there are signs of a few vehicles which have gone past the house.

. . . one of which has headed up past the phone box.

We've had a good inch, maybe two of snow . . . not huge but enough to fully cover everything.

Rose Cottage.
Mellbreak and the phone box.
The hill up to the Vicarage.
Someone giving it a try.

An elevated view over Rose Cottage across to Grasmoor.

The Vicarage will have a new incumbent soon . . . but not before the snow melts.

A new vicar has been appointed but he won't be arriving for a while yet.

Mellbreak as seen over the Church.

Back down to the centre of the village . . . the Kirkstile Inn.

Warm and welcoming this morning.

The sun came out and encouraged me to walk over Church Bridge towards Kirkhead Farm.

Park Beck . . . above the bridge.
Here as it flows on towards Crummock Water.

Mellbreak across the rough meadow by the river.

Looking back at the Kirkstile.

Kirk Head House.
Church Bridge.

Wainwright's Negative Signpost.

Harry and Dylan have enjoyed an earlier walk today.

Fortunately the sheep received extra feed yesterday so have something to keep them going.

Looking across to Lanthwaite Woods and the Whin Ben outlier summit.

Oak Cottage across the meadow . . . the Whinlatter fells in the distance.

Back in the garden as the sun breaks through again.

Looking west towards the blue skies above the Loweswater Fells.

That reminds me . . . time to feed the birds again.

- - - o o o - - -

As we awoke this morning

we were aware of a bit of a rumble about half past seven.

We felt the house vibrate as if a large farm vehicle and trailer

had passsed the cottage, or perhaps there had been an avalanche

high in the fells.

On checking outside there weren't any tyre tracks on the road

and there isn't sufficient valley snow for an avalanche

but a quick on-line check came up with the answer

. . . we've been rumbled by a small earthquake.

- - - o o o - - -


Technical note: Pictures taken with my Panasonic Lumix Gx8 Camera.

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

This site best viewed with . . . no snow at ground level at all, says Ann.

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Previous walk - 25th February 2018 - Sherran and Bill's Low Fell

A previous time here - 18th November 2016 - Autumn and First Snow

Next outing - 28th February 2018 - Beauty and The Beast