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February 08

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"Wisps of White"

Dear Roger and Ann

I was having a look on your site last night and saw your snow pictures - lovely. It was interesting because I went up Scale Hill yesterday afternoon and it was nice to see your pictures of it a week earlier in the snow!

Also, while Ann was going up the Mosser road I think I must have been going round to Holme Force - thought you might like to look at the photo I took on the road down to Margaret’s Bridge!

Best wishes


Hi Roger and Ann

We have had a few days stay at the travel lodge in Cockermouth. An excellent base for us to explore Loweswater, Crummock and Buttermere. The weather has been kind enough to allow us to get out and walk the lower fells and lakesides, we don't expect more than that in early march.

What we must say is, we had a drive to the Kirkstile Inn for dinner on monday evening (10th march). After seeing pictures of you and your friends and family eat there we decided to drive out there too. Well what a fantastic place to eat. The bar staff and waitress staff were so friendly and the food was absolutely fantastic. We have to say it is the best place we have ever had a meal during our many visits to the Lakes. We did mention to one of the female bar staff that we had heard about the pub from your website so thank you for inadvertently recommending the Inn to us through your web pages.
We are now over at Penrith for another couple of days. Just hope the weather stays kind enough for us to explore Ullswater.

We found your website through Sean Mcmahon's Striding Edge site. Between you, Sean, David Hall and Andrew Leaney we have discovered more of the Lakes than we ever thought there was to see. So many thanks to you all and keep up the good work.

Best wishes

Karen and Shane Viggers

The picture is Honister Pass taken on Monday March 10th

Hi Roger and Ann,

Combined some of the photos from Sean's site of your recent excursion together - hope you like it.

Cheers Chris (Davies)

Brilliant Chris, I like Ann's expression better than mine ! Congratulations on blending Sean's pictures into such a good montage.

Have been meaning to send you these photos from our December trip to the Lakes.

You were kind enough to give us some advice back in the summer about trusting to instinct when it came to how much to exercise our collie pup. Well, once we started letting him off lead I think he well and truly told us how much he wanted. He has a characteristic leap for joy every time we let him off lead, or even just open the door to the garden. Up on the lower slopes of Helvellyn at Christmas we watched him doing this mad leaping for about half an hour. He was in his element. Our other dog - a collie-retriever cross - also managed to trot happily along with us on all our walks - despite being nearly fifteen.

Can't wait till our camping trip to Sykes Farm in June when we can hopefully take the young one on some longer walks round your neck of the woods.

Thanks again.

I was perusing the Web, as only us retired folk can do, and by sheer chance keyed-in 'Seldom Seen' !
To start with, I haven't seen the cottages since I was a wee lad of 8, just before WWII.
I've been around the area, walking, climbing, boating, kayaking and pubbing ever since . . . but I never quite made it back to Seldom Seen !
Your photographs are magnificent, especially for a damp day !

Another holiday-home for my parents was "Tree Tops" above Hartsop. I went solo-climbing from there one summer's day and managed to
slide off a crag in the Threshthwaite Cove area. My parents were not amused to see me hobbling back, hours late for dinner:
"Didn't your rope help you, dear? Have another sausage"

We also stayed in Glenridding, 1945 I think and the name Rutledge springs to mind. The row-house faced onto the Beck.
My buddy, Harry, and I were annexed up the fell to stay with a dear old lady. She had a calendar on our bedroom wall, featuring Canada.

That's where I am today but I spend many hours with the Cumbria magazines and four 'Explorer' maps in an orgy of memories and melancholia !!

Thanks for the memories !

Brian Tinker,
Cambridge, Ontario


Bassenthwaite Inversion from High Rigg

Helvellyn from High Rigg.

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Hello there you two, I saw a pair of dogs yesterday who looked like Harry and Bethan

for one moment I did wonder if it was the Hileys! Anyway, here are some photos for your site.

Terry and Abbey

Terry's full report and pictures can be seen on his Flikr Site High Rigg


We subsequently met up with Terry and his Lakeland Terrier on a repeat of his High Rigg Walk, but this time with and OFC group of six.

A great day out despite the fact that the tearooms at Low Bridge Farm was shut and we missed out on any Carrot Cake.

On the way back we called in to see the Castlerigg Stone Circle.


I was sorry to hear that the tea shop was closed. I thought that you might like to see this photo of the elevenses that our son Jon enjoyed when we went for a little mid-morning something at the Miller Howe Tea shop in Grasmere last week. It's carrot cake !

We had an excellent half-term break. The weather was just amazing. The worse day we had was when we went to visit a friend near Liverpool.

Best wishes, Geraldine Scott

Thanks Geraldine !

Hi Roger

Enjoyed your recent walks, lovely winter sunlight, best enjoyed with family.

Thank's for the shots of Castlerigg, I love the atmosphere of the place, you really captured the light. Wish we were there.

Your's enviously, Joe and Sue

Hi Roger

Hope you are all well.We have just returned from a lovely weekend walking in the Lakes. I noticed your walk on Sunday up Blake Fell so I thought you might like to see our photo of Jess and Pauline on the summit of Fleetwith Pike on the same day.

Still enjoying the web site and check it out every few days to see where you have been and if you can give us some ideas for future walks which you always do.


Paul (Todd)

We often read your adventures from loweswater - we may even bump into you soon when we stay at Loweswater in April with our wampy labrador Millie.

Although we live in Tyneside she was born in Cumbria & we love this photo of her running in Borrowdale last year and hope we capture many more good photo's when we stay in Loweswater.

We love watching the adventures of your dogs


The Potts family

Looking forward to your visit Catherine - Rmh


Dear Roger

Just a very short note to tell you how much I enjoyed your beautiful pictures whilst I was researching our own forthcoming visit to the Lake District and I adored the photos of your lovely dogs, looking like they’ve had simply the best day out!

Aren’t we so lucky to have such glorious scenery in this country? It is so inspirational.

With very best wishes,

Claire Wheeler

Thanks for making me laugh

and amusing everyone here at work with your very
funny video!

Love Jill


Click on the photo opposite and give yourself another giggle Jill - Rmh



I must mail you to say how much I enjoy your photos especially with your sense of humour !! (the other Lake district web sites do not have).

There always have some amusing bits in them. You excelled on the Middle Fell walk, brilliant captions.

Please keep it up.

Chris Jordan


 . . . and the Nursery Rhyme came true !

( hold your cursor over the picture again)

Snow boarder approaching three of the jumps.
From about a quarter of the way down the run.
A lovely blue sky and a host of happy skiers.
The ski patrol with their rescue gear in case of an accident.

Ann, Roger,

May I add an update to your Visitors Gallery ?

The photo's are all taken at Mtn. High Ski Resort, Wrightwood, California. The resort is just 50 miles from Pomona where I live and is located in the San Gabriel mountain range which forms part of the greater Los Angeles basin. The mountain village of Wrightwood is situated at about 5,000 feet, the highest run is from about 8,000 feet.
I took these photo's about two weeks ago after some recent new snow had fallen.

Have fun

David (Hughlock)


It was just a very quick email to say how very much I enjoy your website – I love the Lakes but unfortunately get all too few opportunities to be there at the moment – your website lets me see how the landscape is changing on a daily basis. I hope one day that I shall be able to live in the Lakes or close by although I must admit I haven’t quite worked out how yet! If you don’t mind me asking – have you lived there a long time or moved in recent years? Do you work in the Lakes or are you retired? You must also have some very fit dogs – I think ours would be very jealous of the number of walks they seem to get!

Anyway once again thanks for the website and the excellent photographs they are very much appreciated.

Best Regards, Martin Brown

Hi Martin, all the details in a personal email today. Thanks for your kind words. RmH

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