The Visitor's Page - 08 -
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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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!
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.
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.
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 !
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
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 !
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
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.
We love watching the adventures of your dogs
Looking forward to your visit Catherine - Rmh
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,
Thanks for making me laugh
and amusing everyone here at work with your very
Click on the photo opposite and give yourself another giggle Jill - Rmh
There always have some amusing bits
in them. You excelled on the Middle
Fell walk, brilliant captions.
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.
May I add an update to your Visitors Gallery ?
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