Author Topic: 23rd August - around Kentmere Reservoir  (Read 347 times)

karl h

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23rd August - around Kentmere Reservoir
« on: 19:39:20, 29/08/20 »
Just a few photos from a rainy old day in Kentmere
When parking at the end of High Lane you have an extensive view along the valley...well sometimes.
Not actually raining as we set off but you knew it wasn't far away. The damp conditions has brought out the wandering red buckets. ( I think the farmer has tried to deter inconsiderate post lockdown car parkers).
Passing Tongue House and the rain has arrived.
Looking across to Reservoir Cottage, and our return path.
Our path has decided to try life as a stream for a while.
The Kent rushes through these mini rapids. Rainsborrow Crag above.
Nearly at the dam now. Whether Fold looks a nice camp spot if a little close to civilisation.
The rain abated for a while so we had our lunch on the shoreline path. We did think it might be brightening up but the rain soon returned..
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The swirling cloud makes the east ridge of Ill Bell look even more formidable than when I climbed it in perfect weather.
We followed the Kent as far as the sheepfold where I camped at the turn of the year.
We couldn't cross the inflow so missed out on the lovely higher level path on the western side of the reservoir. The rain finally stopped as we passed below Rainsborrow Crag..
Although this is a valley walk there are a couple of slight up and downs.
We finally get a view, of Kentmere Pike in this case.
Typically as we reach the car we get the view we were denied this morning, it didn't last though and within an hour it was raining and the drive home was very testing.
Our route was
High Lane - Tongue House - Kentmere Reservoir - Sheepfold by river Kent - Reservoir Cottage - Scales - Low Lane - High Lane( about 7 miles 1100 ft ascent )
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Re: 23rd August - around Kentmere Reservoir
« Reply #1 on: 07:09:03, 30/08/20 »
Good set of pictures Karl  O0 8
Who would go walking on such an awful day, oh, yes, erm :-[

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Re: 23rd August - around Kentmere Reservoir
« Reply #2 on: 09:13:25, 30/08/20 »
Some very 'atmospheric' pictures there Karl. Kentmere is lovely - even in the rain.


I must investigate the slate mines and quarries more closely sometime. Interesting how the Kent has carved its way through an old spoil tip in photo 6.
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Re: 23rd August - around Kentmere Reservoir
« Reply #3 on: 21:01:05, 31/08/20 »
I enjoyed reading/looking at that ...from my comfortable, dry sofa  :P


Not an area I'm familiar with at all so thanks for posting.


Lol at "the path trying life as a stream"  :D
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Re: 23rd August - around Kentmere Reservoir
« Reply #4 on: 17:04:05, 01/09/20 »
All the lakes replenished then!

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Re: 23rd August - around Kentmere Reservoir
« Reply #5 on: 17:21:35, 01/09/20 »
Nice pics Karl, even with the clag  O0 We all got a soaking last Sunday, I think  :)
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Re: 23rd August - around Kentmere Reservoir
« Reply #6 on: 17:46:59, 01/09/20 »
Good set of pictures Karl  O0 8
Who would go walking on such an awful day, oh, yes, erm :-[
Thanks Ridge O0  We were only walking along Kentmere not half way up the country  ;)


Some very 'atmospheric' pictures there Karl. Kentmere is lovely - even in the rain.


I must investigate the slate mines and quarries more closely sometime. Interesting how the Kent has carved its way through an old spoil tip in photo 6.
Cheers Richard  O0  The kent did look quite impressive as it roared through the ravine.


I enjoyed reading/looking at that ...from my comfortable, dry sofa  :P


Not an area I'm familiar with at all so thanks for posting.

Lol at "the path trying life as a stream"  :D
Thanks Mel O0  You'll have to have yourself a Melliemooch around Kentmere It's lovely :)


All the lakes replenished then!
Most definitely ;)


Nice pics Karl, even with the clag  O0 We all got a soaking last Sunday, I think  :)
Thanks April O0  This weekend made up for it though. Yours, Mr Lobster ;D
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