THIS WEEK:

Monday 28th

Around Tarn Hows this morning, with a detour to Rose Castle

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Loft Crag fighting off the clouds

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10 am. the Langdale Pikes still have local clouds

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Wetherlam from the one-way.

Sunday 27th

Southern Lakeland Nurseries, Cark in Cartmel

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'Prom Art' on the promenade, Grange over Sands

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a beautiful day for a large open-air crafts fair

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across the Kent Estuary to Arnside Knott

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packed with folk at the tea room

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the 12.40 Trans-Pennine Express coming in to Grange Station, en route for Barrow

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flowers in the station car park

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high tide, when there was a pier

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at the bandstand, the Dalton Town brass Band

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a few minute spots of rain, the punters have come prepared.

Saturday 26th

Elterwater Common, looking into Great Langdale

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the bridle path through Elterwater Quarries

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a bit sad up here, Elterwater is still very much a working quarry, but Lakeland slate which was once made into proud headstones for locals

is now pulverised into different grades of chippings

a neglected wagon

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chains from a Michigan and some blackberries

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the big hole

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meadowsweet down by the beck

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below Baysbrown Farm

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flowers at Oak Bank

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6.30 pm. the sky at Tarn Hows, it is going to actually rain !

Friday 25th

Derwentwater, from Barrow Bay

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into the jaws of Borrowdale

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the crystal clear river Derwent above Hollows Farm Campsite

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one of us playing silly devils cooling off in the river

don't tell me the photographer never makes an appearance on these pages

the waves have died down

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waiting for a Keswick Launch at the Lodore Landing

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Thursday 24th

A late afternoon walk up from High Close onto the northern slopes of Loughrigg, past the copper beeches

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hazy Bowfell

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a glimpse of Grasmere through the trees

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Easedale and High Raise

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shoulder high bracken

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by the hawthorn and mountain ash, the poser is rather warm

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into Great Langdale

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over Dunmail to Thirlmere and Lonscale Fell

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down the stepped path to the end of Loughrigg Terrace

.... to the top of the Red Bank road.

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