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" Autumn in Loweswater "
Date & start time: Monday 29th October 2018. 9.20 am start.
Location of Start : By the red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : A quick drive to Loweswater and then a stroll along the shoreline path.
Walk details : Local and non strenuous !
Highest point : The fine weather.
Walked with : My daughter Jenna.
Weather : Morning sunshine and blue skies.
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Jenna arrived yesterday, just at the start of a few days of glorious autumnal weather.
She wanted to make the most of the day so we started with a quick drive to Loweswater to appreciate the colours
while the morning sun was still low and shining down the length of the lake.
A quick stop at the top of the rise where you get the first view of Loweswater and Holme Wood.
The prominent summits are Black Crag, Carling Knott and Burnbank Fell.
The sunshine this morning is illuminating the woodland along the far shore or the lake where the colours are most vivid.
We parked at the far end of the lakeshore path as the road climbs slightly away from the lakeside.
A short stroll down through the trees finds us at the side of the water.
To catch the light you must have the sun as low as possible . . . later on Mellbreak and the local fells will cast shadows on the scene.
The top end of the lake looking across to "The Place", a delightful name for the house next to the white farm.
The other buildings are Hudson Place, Jenkinson Place and Iredale Place . . . obviously the place to be !
It was the place to be this morning as the gulls skimmed across the lake.
They were twisting and turning like swallows and house martins
as if feeding on the last of the autumnal insects . . . but that's not their diet ?
A long distance view of the Watergate end of the lake.
Jenna sits on what remains of the old wall that juts out into the lake at this point.
Strolling along the lakeside path and catching differing views between the trees.
Shadow on the author . . . photo by Jen of course.
Watergate, again framed by the trees, with Hen Comb behind.
Zooming in on the old farm and barns.
The colour this year hasn't quite reached its greatest autumn potential but it is still rather nice.
Two waterfowl swim past the raft in the centre of the lake, now devoid of its solar panels.
Across the way . . . Holme Beck as it enters the lake.
The rope swing and the seat in front of The Bothy.
Zooming out to appreciate the morning.
Time to walk back to the car . . .
A roadside stop. . . and a view from the gate opposite Thrushbank House.
A last photo from the Maggie's Bridge road junction.
If you think laterally you may spot the Loweswater Pheasant in Holme Wood, on the side of Carling Knott.
[ His head and beak starts above the half shaded field on the left and his body is outlined in the variety of colour of the woodland]
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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 - 27th October 2018 - Autumn in Lanthwaite Woods
A previous time here - 27th October 2012 Autumn in Loweswater
Next walk - 29th October - Gasgale and Whin Ben