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Friday, 17 October 2014

Not bad for a Friday afternoon dog walk

You'd think, maybe, that after nearly seven years in Cumbria I'd be taking it all for granted by now;  the views, the quiet, the space, clean air.  Not a bit of it.  There's not a day when I don't look out of the windows and thank the Universe (and Management) for giving me the chance to live here and not in a stultifying concrete jungle.  Drive out of Cockermouth on the Lorton Road and the view unfolds as you leave the town behind, it never fails to elicit a sharp intake of breath.  As I tend to go down here at least once a week heading either for Whinlatter, or Buttermere, or Crummock Water, then there are many pulmonary moments!  Today was no exception as Daisy and I had a late afternoon trip to Rannerdale.



It's a simple little walk, 1.5 miles from Cinderdale Common up the side of Squat Beck to the Hause and back again retracing the same path.  Daisy was in 'no-publicity' mode and unusually would not sit down for a nice picture.  So here's a rubbish one to prove she was there.



On a clear day there are stunning views from the Hause but today it was murky and, as is often the case, our return route was taken at a quick march to reach the car before a following squall reached us.





Hell of a way to spend a couple of hours on a Friday afternoon:)

(If you want to know what fells you're looking at, have a toddle over to Mark Richards' site; superb panorama from every summit.  Hover mouse over "Lakeland Fellranger" in blue section, move to region, then scroll down to appropriate fell).


4 comments:

  1. It is beautiful. Must have been a wonderful summer and autumn for hill walking.

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    1. Autumn is shaping up quite nicely but most of the summer was too hot for long walks unless we started at silly o'clock in the morning.

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  2. Oh Jayne, it really is such a wonderful place, and I'm wondering if we went that way at all. Just having a lake come into view between mountains and hills is awesome. Your directions for us out of Cockermouth was great, on a nice quiet road, with beautiful views, so thanks for that. Take care.

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    1. Hi Susan, I don't think you did go that way but I'm very glad you have been here and can now envisage where Daisy and I are. On your NEXT TRIP to England (smile) I will take you to a lake - and up a small mountain if you like - and you can have all the views you want. Glad you enjoyed my suggested 'detour' - nicer for you than the obvious main road.

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