Well, not only was the Lake District awarded World Heritage status but Cumbria Life chose to put a picture of Crummock Water taken from Low Fell on their cover to celebrate this achievement: Foulsyke is obviously included!

Low Fell was also my new dog, Max’s first foray onto the open fells and his first Wainwright although the way he is developing, I think submerging himself in all the lakes and tarns would be his preferred challenge.

The heather on the fells is wonderful at the moment. As I write, I am looking out towards a gloriously purple sided Whiteside. The photo however is one I took the other day on Low Fell.

Many of you know I have three chickens but over the past month or so you were only likely to see two as one had got a serious case of broodiness. I thought at first she would eventually give up but she didn’t so I did what we all do these days and googled it. Options seemed to be giving her fertile eggs to sit on, putting her in a box, dunking her in water or putting freezer blocks underneath her. I chose the last option which fortunately worked, I didn’t fancy the other alternatives. It was amazing how hot the blocks became after a night’s incubation.

Several friends and guests have mentioned The Gather, a community café and centre, at Ennerdale Bridge. I had family staying a couple of weeks ago so we went for a light lunch before having a walk along Ennerdale shore. Well worth a visit, both children and dog friendly and lovely food.

This morning I decided to go for a walk along the Loweswater terrace path, or coffin route as it is also known. I was lucky, there was no-one on the seat as I passed so I had my morning coffee overlooking both Loweswater and Crummock, what could be nicer!