I think this is turning into a walks blog for today……


This afternoon, I walked along the side of Loweswater, up the Mosser road as far as the seat and then contoured back along the side of Low Fell. It was a bit overcast but clear and the views ahead over the length of Crummock Water with Buttermere in the distance were lovely – what could be better!


I battled through shoulder high bracken to the lone pine tree; a landmark on the fellside above Foulsyke. I can never resist taking a picture here!


An excellent walk and I met no-one apart from the sheep.


It was busier  a couple of Sundays ago when our local walking group did the Fairfield Horseshoe. As it was the weekend of the celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday  we decided to pay our own tribute on the way down – we shared a beautiful lemon sponge cake (which Judy had baked and carried over all eight tops) and drank tea from china mugs!


Last Thursday, I went on one of my top ten walks, Dock Tarn and Watendlath. Watendlath has lots of memories for me as I worked there a long time ago as a student at Caffle House Farm. Sadly the iconic packhorse bridge below the tarn was damaged in the floods and is currently supported by scaffolding. However there is a clever wooden footbridge next to it which is resting on two very long tree trunks. I sent a photo to the family and Paul, my cycling son, responded saying he had a seen a picture of an intrepid cyclist crossing when there were just the tree trunks in place spanning the beck. Margaret, my sister, was more reminiscent and remembered walking up to Watendlath from Derwentwater as a child when there was a gate below Ashness Bridge that was opened and closed for cars by a colourful local character who fed the birds and squirrels crumbs from a wicker basket hanging on the gate stoop!