The Visitors Page - 02

I'm delighted to have received pictures from viewers of Loweswatercam, so I have decided to post them here for others to enjoy. If you wish to send me a photo and some information about it, feel free to do so and I'll try to include it on this page. It needn't be just about the Lakes, it can be about anything you've done recently.Click here if you wish to email me your contribution.

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Hi Roger and Ann, (not forgetting Harry and Bethan)

We have just had a very enjoyable weekend in the Lake District and I attach a couple of "reflective" photographs from Blea Tarn.

I know the one of the Langdale Pikes has been done may times before but I just could not resist.

Keep up the good work.

All the best, Dave and Josie from Silsden

Blea Tarn, by Dave
The Langdale Pikes, by Dave

Roger and Ann,

It's great to have you back posting again.
What with all the cold wintry weather in the lakes, I thought I'd try to warm you up with a couple of snaps from Death Valley where we were in February.

That's my wife Doris and I with her brother who was visiting from Preston. The location is Badwater, Death Valley, at 281 feet below sea level it is the lowest point in the western hemisphere, that's not snow, it's the dry salt lake. The 'Natural Bridge' is a three mile hike from the edge of salt lake up a flash flood river bed. The arch has been formed over the millennium by the occasional flash flooding. With the Death Valley annual rainfall at less than 2 inches a year, one can only imagine just how long it took to hone out that rock face. The other photo is of a hike into the Golden Canyon, so named because of the rock colouring. Once again the rock formations were caused by flash flooding, and this narrow canyon is just off the main canyon.
Death Valley is twice the size of the state of Wisconsin. (

Have a nice day....Dave Hughlock, Los Angeles.

Hi Roger and Ann,

Welcome back from your holiday, it looked like quite an adventure, thanks for sharing the photos with us all. Was it something you arranged yourselves or did you go with an adventure travel company?

( We planned the holiday ourselves. The Dog Mushing was an organised trek which Ann found by searching for "Cold Weather / Dogs". . . RmH)

We came over to the Lakes 10th and 11th Feb as we said and managed to catch a couple of days of extremely wintry weather, no prizes for guessing where Amber was on this occasion, Latrigg was high enough and cold enough for a mornings walk on the Saturday. The weather forecast said that the wind chill at 3000ft was -18 to -20 C, it was certainly cold enough in the strong wind to take your breath away.

I was a bit shocked to see Harry's injury when looking at your site today, I shouldn't think he was very happy when it happened, hope he his back to normal soon.
Keep up the regular walking and photo posting, it's much appreciated, especially at the moment - I'm busy re doing the kitchen.

Best wishes to you all, especially Harry.

John and Dee.

(Photo below: Amber on Latrigg, Feb 07)



Hello, I am a 73 year old woman that spent her childhood living in Cockermouth.

After school (I attended Cockermouth Grammar School) I would go home for high tea then I’d get on my bike a cycle to Lanthwaite Green farm. My friend, one of the farmer’s daughters, Isobel Jackson, was in my class at school. I’d come one way, via Lorton and go back the other way past Loweswater.

Your photos bring back such strong memories, of riding home in the lovely evening sunlight through the woods and evening bird song – especially the cuckoos!

Thanks for the memories!

Pat Miller (Dodge) Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada

(Hi Pat, The Jackson's no longer live at the farm but your friend Isobel turned out to be an aunt of Susan Todd, who lives locally at Kirkhead. )

Hi Roger, Just back from Lakes, had a great time.

We were going to do the long walk around Rannerdale you suggested, returning back down other side of Lake. We drove to Crummock Water on Sunday morning. When we got there it was that windy we could hardly get the car door open, so we chickened out and just did three nice short one.We really enjoyed it and look forward to doing the longer one next time we are over.

The scenery was beautiful even though we could not see the tops.We called in the Kirkstile for a pint after the walk. I've attached a photo from the lakeside.
We did a lovely walk today.We walked right up the Newlands Valley,following Newlands Beck.The sun even got out.
Anyway back to work tomorrow.

Regards Paul and Pauline Todd


Hello Roger,

Just a short message of thanks to you and your co-enthusiasts David and Andrew for the wonderful web sites. I have been sidelined with a serious back injury for the last three months and the best therapy has been looking at the walks and images you post. When I checked your site this week I was amazed to find you had been in my hometown of Silsden -(Pendle Weekend) - hence the catalyst to e-mail you.

My wife and I often visit the Lake District and it has been extremely helpful to look at your web sites for hints and clues as to how to vary walks from the "motorway routes" and find the more peaceful places. As an avid reader of Mr Wainwrights books it is heartening to know that people still respect the old fellow's outlook on the area.

We are staying at the Royal Oak at Braithwaite on the Friday and Saturday of 9th and 10th of February (£15 per night special offer is too good for a Yorkshire lad to turn down), we know you will get far too many offers to meet people to fulfil them all, but if you feel you would like a drink on us as a small thank you for your web site, and a natter, please feel free to join us.

We are relative newcomers to both computers and digital photography but I attach a couple of pictures from our last trip to the lakes so that you that know we do exist!

Best regards, Dave and Josie Dimmock


Josie below the Nant Bield Pass
Dave above Haweswater

Oh ,how I am happy that you are back again,

By the way, why do you have to look for other places when you have the luck to live in the most beautiful place in the world. Some three years ago we were at your front door to personally thank you for the nice pictures that you put on the web, but unfortunately you weren't at home either (somewhere in Iceland in July I think) but we saw your parents that were looking after the house and we asked them to do our greetings. We saw the dogs too. We did Melbreak that time and we started the walk around 6 o clock in the morning because it was incredibly hot at that time.
Well, thanks anyway and give us still a huge amount of superb fotos from your walks.

Greetings from Luc Porte in Belgium

who visited the Lake District for some 25 years in a row but has to give up because of bad knees(with pain in the heart)

ps here are some pictures we took from the walk on the day we parked at the phone box just opposite your doorstep

(Luc's homepage is . . . . RmH)

Melbreak's Northern Summit

Looking down on the Buttermere Valley

Luc on the western shore of Crummock Water.

(You can almost smell that warm, summer bracken . . . Thanks Luc . . . RmH)

Joe Boyle and two halves of his son (?) in Donegal
Spring Lambs - same as Loweswater only Irish !

( Prompted by your photo of the spring lambs in West Cumbria )

Hi Roger,

My father passed on in February so we took my mother home to see all the family in Donegal. We gave him a good send off.

Hope you are all well. All the very best Joe 'n Sue

Thanks Jo- Sorry to hear about your Dad, but glad you were able to part with such good memories - RmH.

The Boyle's Green House Bar, in the family for the last 50 yrs.
Inside the Green House

Unforgattable Donegal, from above my father's house.
A strong wind was blowing today.

The Spanish Armarda's Santa Anna Duquessa was wrecked here.
Wild beaches and wild Riverdance ?
. . . . Photos by Joe Boyle.

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