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Summer 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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The Location 2008 Academy Awards Ceremony Hollywood California

Roger Tarantino Hiley you are credited with inventing a new genre of film, not the road movie, The Path Movie.

You win the Best Director Prize in the Independent Travelogue Category & go on to make a tearful but witty speech thanking amongst others the late Alfred Wainwright,various members of the OFC, the pathfairies & all the staff @ the Kikstile Inn especially the Head Brewer.

Harry just misses out on Best Male Actor to Rin Tin Tin.

John Patterson wins Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role beating a guy (I was going to give him a name but maybe not) who co starred in a Blue Movie & lives in a shack on Malibu Beach called Pornside.

The Judges can’t make their minds up between Bethan Jodie & Molly for Best Female Actor so they give it to Barbara Streisand (apologies to any Barbara fans) who is a bigger bitch than any of them.

Ann gets a Lifetime Achievement Award for bringing up the Hiley family (always be nice to the better half).

Jo gets a special award Best Female Performance Eating Somebody Else’s Ice Cream for Muncaster 12th April 2008.

Regards, Paul Hodder.

[ Don’t ask me how I went off on this tangent Roger but if it doesn’t raise a smile I apologise ]

Paul . . . I think you deserve the award as the best supporting supporter . . . Rmh

On my Great Calva Day Out I asked the question . . .

"The building still looks in good shape, and a quad bike and trailer implies someone was looking after it after all.

I wonder what is it's future ? Answers on a postcard or email please . . . . . to"

Ian Sager's answer was

Many thanks Ian . . . Rmh


Dear Roger and Ann,

Just taking one of my regular looks at your site and really enjoyed your pics from Rannerdale Knotts. We have been to the Lake District many times, but it was after looking at your site last year that I took a note of your walk in the Rannerdale Valley.

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Thank you again for providing us not only with beautiful pictures, but your description and details of the walks are also useful. We like to go to new areas and explore them and your site allowed us to do some research before our holidays, which is so much more helpful than just reading through walk books/maps, because we could see what the walks would be like.


Julie Willsher

The New Forest, Southampton.


I have attached a picture from our holiday last August, when we had beautiful weather and followed your walk. We have the most beautiful pictures from that day and it was really down to your site, that we found out about the walk.


Dear Roger,

Many years ago I had a lovely walking holiday in the Lakes and the last thing we did was have scones on the little terrace at the back of the Scale Hill Hotel. All the daffs were out and it was a little piece of heaven. I've often thought about it and wondered about going back so I recently 'Googled' it. It is now apartments but your site was on the same page and luckily I clicked on it! What a find!! I am thrilled to have it to look at from time to time.

You must be bringing a lot of pleasure to people so all your hard work is well worthwhile. I have holidayed in some lovely places in Europe over the years, including skiing in the Alps, but I don't think anything has ever been quite so wonderful as that first trip to the lakes. It was a revelation to me. I remember arriving at Derwent water in the warm light of evening when the fells were like purple velvet and the reeds around the margin of the water were absoloutely golden. I have the photos still. Sigh......

Well, I hope you have more lovely walks coming up and that you have a great summer.
Very best wishes Jean

Click here for Jean's Art website.


Love the website.

J ust thought i'd drop you a line as I recently went up Yewbarrow recently on wet rock via the route you came down (Yewbarrow 27/4/08) and it was pretty horrendous, actually it was not pretty as it was in mist but it certainly was horrendous for someone not up to scrambling these days! ( Does it still count as an ascent if you are literally hauled up the side of a mountain by a friend ? )

The reason I am writing to you is next time you go up it is worth knowing, if you don't already, that in the depression going towards Stirrup Crag is Wainwright's 'faint-hearted' route [see his ridge route to Red Pike] in which he shows a dotted line imaginary path - it starts at a cairn and is actually now quite a clear path at the beginning going down to join the path on the opposite bank to which you went up to Dore Head - there is now a very sporting path which is completely free of any difficulties (apart from when I did it a 'few' greasy rocks on some small boulder fields which would be fine in the dry) and which now leads direct to Dore Head (rather than Wainrights imaginary route which drops down about 300 feet below)

It would be equally good as a route of ascent although finding the initial start at Dore Head is not as easy but if I ever go up again it will be the way I will need to go

W e came back from Red Pike via Dore Head on the path on the other side to you as I'd not liked the look of the bog on your side plus it keeps its height and views of Wastwater better (we did eventually get some!)

Keep up the good work
Ian in Kendal.

Ann was lucky with that hailstorm the other day - wasn't that the day Grisedale Pike got set alight with a lightning bolt? ( News and Star Report )


Hello folks!
I am a new visitor to your site, even though my Dad has been an avid fan for a while. Your site and piccy's of walks are inspiring especially as Loweswater is where myself, partner , Rob, and dog , Blaze, will be staying this June. I cannot wait as it looks so quiet and peaceful, away from the beaten track, which is what I need after my line of work and dealing with people all day.

Dad told me about The Kirkstile Inn and Rose Cottage, but we had info about Scale Hill, and have booked there for a week.
I hope to run, walk and cycle around whilst there so if you spot a funny looking woman with short hair in mid June that will be me, and do say Hello, I am quite friendly but sometimes have a grimace depending on how hard I've been running...

Look forward to viewing more from your site and glad to have found you. I also check out Lakeland cam on a daily basis, and Leaney's link.
All the best and keep the up the good work for all of us Cornish folk down here, lots of pats for the doggies,
Ruth and Co, Cornwall.


Hi Roger and Ann and your two four-legged friends.

Just let you know that
the bleubells in Belgium are coming out, so dont forget to put some
lovely pictures of the Rannerdale ones on your website.

Luc & Ria

Check out . . . 19th May 2008 Rannerdale Bluebells . . . RmH

Belgian Blues
Luc and Ria and friend
Sign in our local woods
Wild Garlic I believe (RmH)


Hi Roger - love your website which I stumbled across last month

Have been down to the lakes a few times in the last year - climbed Haystacks last April, Scafell Pike in October and stayed in a log cabin outside Windermere for a week in March this year (the weather was dire though!) - planning on coming down to try Helvellyn in the next month or so.

What makes your site better than most though are the photos of Harry & Bethan - we have a 12 year old golden retriever (Holly) and are picking up Dougal on Friday (25 Apr) - Holly's getting on a bit but we can't wait to bring Dougal down south to climb some fells!!

Have attached a few photos for you - I'm sure you won't have any problems identifying the locations!

Keep up the good work

Steve Blyth, Dalkeith, Midlothian

Young Dougal
Grasmoor and Crummock Water
Ashness Bridge and Skiddaw

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