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January 2010

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.

I reserve the right to withhold, censor or generally edit any comments as necessary, and I accept no responsibility for photos or comments posted.

Keeping photo sizes below 200 Kb would be appreciated. 11x8.25 jpeg or 6x8 jpeg vertical at 72 dps would be excellent.

Don't forget that short narrative too . . . thanks.

( If you follow any of the links on this page, a simple keyboard backspace should get you back to where you left off. )

Taken on Christmas Day from my daughter's house which is directly on the Pennine Way at Stanbury, near Haworth.

We usually walk to Top Withins on Boxing Day but unfortunately the conditions underfoot were horrendous so we were not able to do this annual walk. Have holiday caravans at Skelwith Fold near Ambleside, but the site is closed until 01.03.2010 so I look at your web site to get my fill of the Lakes!

What a lovely way to spend your birthday (many happy returns!) and Christmas Day and what wonderful photos.

Best wishes, Margaret Barrett.



Kia ora Roger and Ann, Thought the photo would be good for a smile.

It reminds me of the time my Grand-Daughter came back from visiting her Espana Grand Parents, temperatures changed from + 32c. to -10c, with 6 inches of snow in Otatara and we built a snow man for her in the garden. Otatara weather forecast for today overcast but warm 23C, yesterday clear and sunny 25, Monday it was clear 27C. I've been up in the (New Zealand) Blue mountains till late this afternoon and I've got a bit of a tan.

I have put a 'PIN' (Kiwi- pronounciation for pen) in your map. I feel priviliged that you asked.
My computer technology is rather Rusty these days its a long time since I played around with "DRU" (Data Retrival Unit...Hard driver in Microsoft technology) with some of the systems analysis researchers of Parsons and Reyrolle's (Electroniques et al) up in their I.R.D. establishment in Newcastle.

Arohanui, Lloyd Invercagill, New Zealand.

The last stop before Antarctica !!

Back in the UK now . . .

" New Year's Day walk "

in the Brecon Beacons.

by Trevor Clarke ( Powys )

(Left). Starting the walk on the Sarn Helen Track

(Above) View towards Heol Senni Valley


(Left). Track heading for Fan Dringarth

(Above) Tich posing with Pen y Fan in the background

Walking from C. C. Gleisiad
Bit on the chilly side!
Approaching Fan Frynach Trig
Self portrait with the lads on Fan Frynach

Photo 9. Returning West back to the car.

What lovely walking conditions Tevor, perfect winter weather. I really love those frozen fences

Thanks for the photos and the self portrait . . .RmH

Whitehaven Harbour in the cold weather

Hi. Just thought you might like a photo or two of Whitehaven Harbour taken yesterday at about 11a.m. Keep the photos of Loweswater and the surrounding areas going as its the only way that Ii can get a view of the road conditions that will indicate how safe the roads are for me to get access to the fells.

Many thanks. Norman Mason. Nethertown Cumbria. ( 9th Jan 2010 )

Hi Roger and Ann,

( We have recently been discussing pictures and sketches ) I used to make part of my living from painting but I was and still am a dreadful business person. I had an annual 'One Man' exhibition for several years in Rossendale Museum/Art Gallery but my one great success and virtual sell-out there was put together by Michael Parsons who organised things in a proper manner with invitation lists etc.

Nowadays I still do sketches and wee pictures for family and friends but spend much more time on photography. You certainly know the fascination of that art form which you demonstrate so ably on your site.

Hope you and your wife had a good trip away and that the weather will now be more clement for the rest of the winter months. Here in Southern Ontario we are promised our first snow this coming week, we shall see. I'll shove in a couple of sketches from my sketch book, I think you know the places!

All the best to yourself and Family. God Bless. Bill S.

Seathwaite Farm
An old Barn at Troutbeck.


Dear Roger,

Thank you so much for your website which I have 'visited' from time to time in recent years to enjoy your photographs and links, but now especially over the last few days to see the havoc of the floods. We are so sad for all those affected.

For our last holiday, my wife and I stayed at Bridge End Cottage right by the now destroyed Lorton Bridge. We are horrified at the loss of that beautiful bridge and to know that the cottage has been flooded. What a tranquil spot it has always been.

We have stayed in Lorton Vale several times over the years and would come more often but we are 200+ miles away. Rarely have I missed a year since early teens.

I hesitate to send any of my photographs, but perhaps just this one being a little different from scenes of the fells.

Joy and Peace, Ted Cribley.

The Derwent Water Ferry approaches Lodore.

What is it calling? what is it pleads ?
Calls and pleads till a ghost I’ll be ?

Dear Ann,

Your log of the days events as the flood hit is incredible.
We camped at the site across Lorton bridge this summer and vowed to return.
What future now for their business? They are now much more isolated.

Friends stayed at New House farm at the same time this summer .
The back door is below field level. It must have been flooded out.

Every picture is recognisable to me but with a jarring dissimilarity due to the storm and floods.

The news reports of Cockermouth are sickening - the news of the New Bridge disaster at Workington incredibly sad.

My pictur was taken from the road leading to Kirkstyle.

I look back on our time there with great wistfulness and hope that any ruined businesses can be rebuilt and continue.

Best wishes - keep up the good work.

John Hodgson (Scarborough)

Rainbow over Rannerdale Knotts.


Hi Ann and Roger,

Tthank you for putting the pictures on the page of Christmas, the family loved it and thanks. Mariana and Gabriel are very happy.
On Christmas night, the family was reunited, I openend the site and called everyone to see, what a beautiful surprise.
Also love the landscapes of snow, just wonderful! Harry and Bethan are very elegant next to the tree decorated.

We have had rain on Christmas, with high temperature.
But the important thing that even with cold or heat, near or far, we are united in friendship, love and peace.

Again a big thank you. Happy holidays.


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