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A couple of Southern Shorties

A couple of Southern Shorties


Postby johnkaysleftleg » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:40 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Black Fell, Holme Fell

Date walked: 01/08/2017

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 570m

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A quick walk shoehorned in with dropping our daughter off at Lancaster Uni for a residential course on cyber security. The weather was due to be a little showery but in direct contrast with my walk over High Stile a few days earlier the forecast was wrong in a positive way this time as it turned out to be a beautiful summers day in Lakeland.

I can't really remember too much about the day only that it was largely uneventful and pleasant. I can't even remember just why we needed to be home quite sharpish meaning we just did a couple of there and backs rather than turning it into a circular which would have been a far superior walk. Dispite the lack of photographic evidence, Hughie and Nicola were present but both seemed none too keen on posing unlike the Langdale Pikes which hogged the limelight in their typical photogenic way. Anyway I'll bore you no more and leave you with the photos.

ImageYewdale by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageHarry Guards Wood by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageLangdale Pikes by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageApproaching Holme Fell Summit by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageHolme Fell by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageConiston Water from Holme Fell by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageLangdales from Holme Fell by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageSummer in Lakeland by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageHeading back down Holme Fell by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageYew Tree Farm by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageWaterfall on the way to Tarn Hows by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageAnd another shot of the camera magnets by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageWindermere Panorama by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageBlack Fell Summit Stile by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageBlack Crag Trigpoint by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageYet another shot towards the Langdales by Anthony Young, on Flickr

ImageTarn Hows by Anthony Young, on Flickr

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Waterfall on the way back to the car by Anthony Young, on Flickr


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Re: A couple of Southern Shorties

Postby trailmasher » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:18 pm

The superb photos :clap: more than made up for the lack of narrative JK :lol: of these two small but fine hills :) I tend to think that the lower fells hand out better photo opportunities than some of the giants offer :wink: plus I also think that these lower fells are greatly under estimated by many walkers whose sights are set firmly on the 'big 'uns' :?
Well done on a fine 'short' walk :clap:
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Re: A couple of Southern Shorties

Postby dav2930 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:48 pm

Have to agree with what Trailmasher says about these lower fells. Really well-composed photos with interesting foregrounds, dramatic skies, nice waterfalls and some colourful heather! Cracking :)
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