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henryb

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Orrest Head from Windermere
« on: 16:46:13, 13/11/18 »
With weather forecasters predicting heavy rain last Sunday morning followed by a brighter afternoon, I decided to climb a low fell in the morning followed by a low level vantage point in the afternoon. I got 555 service to Dale Bottom from Ambleside at 930am. I targeted High Rigg. Sadly I didn't get the chance to take many photos as the rain was really tipping it down. It was a day for the waterproofs. I gained the summit within the hour of walking. It was my 100th Wainwright fell. I ran back to the bus stop eager to catch 1137 back to Ambleside. I got back with 10 minutes to spare. After checking the weather forecast I decided to go to Windermere and climb Orrest Head. I always base my walks around a forest this time of year and Elleray wood was displaying its autumnal glory. I got to the viewpoint 20 minutes after leaving the rail station. This is one of the reasons why I love the lake district: you can reach a vantage point with minimal effort. Unfortunately my flight was cancelled on Friday so just one report this time :-[


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beefy

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Re: Orrest Head from Windermere
« Reply #1 on: 17:21:09, 13/11/18 »
Great pics henry, lovely colours O0
DRIP COFFINS  :D

Ridge

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Re: Orrest Head from Windermere
« Reply #2 on: 20:48:33, 13/11/18 »
Lovely photos Henry  O0
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

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Re: Orrest Head from Windermere
« Reply #3 on: 21:04:13, 13/11/18 »
Glad the weather was good to you at Orrest Head, it was a washout when I went. Nice to see the views I missed.

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Re: Orrest Head from Windermere
« Reply #4 on: 22:15:32, 13/11/18 »
Great tree photos Henry 8)
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Re: Orrest Head from Windermere
« Reply #5 on: 08:33:02, 14/11/18 »
Nice pics henry  O0

I think you must be the Lake Districts most dedicated visitor when you still fly across the Irish Sea for one day  O0
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henryb

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Re: Orrest Head from Windermere
« Reply #6 on: 18:22:15, 14/11/18 »
Thanks everyone :)
@ April - I've actually been to the Lake district more than the Mournes in recent weeks ;D

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Re: Orrest Head from Windermere
« Reply #7 on: 14:41:28, 20/11/18 »
Looks like you got a chance to dry out at Orrest Head. Nice pics.