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" Crummock Morning Glory "
Date & start time: 18th November 2019. 10.30 am start.
Location of Start : By the red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : Lanthwaite Woods, River Cocker, Crummock Water, Low Park & back.
Walk details : 2.5 miles, negligible feet of ascent, 1 hours 15 mins.
Highest point : The views by the lake and from The Stone field at High Park.
Walked with : Myself and the dogs, Dylan and Dougal.
Weather : Sunshine and blue skies.
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The forecast was for a lovely Monday morning. I wasn't up at sunrise, but the sun was for certain !
With the sunlight streaming through the windows, it wasn't long before I was breakfasted and surprising the dogs with an early morning walk.
I took the camera along hoping for some extra special pictures of this lovely morning in the Lakes.
Setting off on a tour of the local sights . . . starting from the red phone box.
The hedge cutting tractor has been along recently and the hedges have been tidied up for winter.
Note: in the interest of impartiality "other Inns are available" .
The rain of the last day or so has not been heavy but then neither has the wind,
so we've retained enough leaves on the oak trees for them to give a real splash of autumn colour.
The autumnal oak in the field next to ours, with Muncaster House and Grasmoor behind.
The clear top of Brackenthwaite Hows / Scale Hill shines a bright yellow in the morning sunshine.
Down at the Lanthwaite Woods car park they've been stacking freshly cut timber.
In the top woods they are doing a partial clearance of the fir to allow the deciduous trees chance to thrive.
No doubt they will be selling off the timber as it is stacked and waiting for a loader.
The beech trees have shed a lot of their leaves so the woodland floor, if not the trees, are a bright russet colour.
On through the beech avenue.
[ Purchasers of the 2020 calendar will have an even more colourful and autumnal picture of this for their October photo.]
The only people out this early seem to be dog walkers.
Dylan and Dougal meet up with Hattie . . . don't ask me to say who is who with any certainty !
That will be Hattie and bouncy Dougal.
Hattie's owner Tony heads on down to the lake.
A quick photo of the lovely bend in the river, close to the swimming pool.
Nearly down to the beach by the weir.
They've both been in for a bit of a splash.
Dylan is waiting for a stick of his own . . . Dougal has pinched all the others.
More friends . . . as a black and white collie and owners walk onto the beach via the footbridge.
They are doing a short lake walk but in the opposite direction to me.
On their own again . . . as Dougal rushed to collect another stick.
We carry on around the lake shore using the wooden bridge to cross the main river.
The weir and Lanthwaite Woods.
[ Please ignore the odd splash of water on the lens from the recent dog play.]
The autumnal colours reflected in the lake are rather nice.
Into the sun again as we walk up the side of Crummock.
The dogs run ahead and I had to backtrack from behind the bush to catch this classic lakeside photo.
Round the next corner now, past the Pump House and heading for the little beach.
From the main beach we rounded the Peel and headed for the Stone Field.
Though low in altitude the Stone has a superb view.
This must have been a favourite spot of Stone Age / Bronze Age man as there are cup marks on the rocks that date back to two or three centuries BC.
There's still frost in the lee of the rock even though it's now mid-morning.
The houses at Low Park have a fire lit to counteract the lower temperature,
due to being close to the river and in the shadow of the mountain.
The colour spectrum returns as we've walked full circle back home to the garden.
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At the weekend we had a few guests visiting.
Long time friends, Elizabeth and John from Stockport, whom we've known since the last century.
That doesn't make them old, that makes all of us old . . . but still we're all looking good despite the years.
The oldest joint pictures we've currently got on the website are from a Black Sail visit in 2001 though we first met there in the 1980's.
The other visitor we had was a rather fine grey heron who has graced the garden and paddock on a few occasions.
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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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A previous time up here - 2nd February 2018 - Crummock Water with Pat
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