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richardh1905

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TR - Hampsfell in the snow
« on: 11:19:31, 19/01/21 »
TR - Hampsfell in the snow
Jan 2021

Being under Lockdown is restricting my activities somewhat, but luckily I have some lovely country on my doorstep. Here are some photos from a short walk up my local hill, Hampsfell, on the southern edge of the Lake District, under a mantle of fresh snow.



As I climbed up Fell End, the southern end of the broad Hampsfell ridge, Ingleborough and Morecambe Bay came into view.



Windermere and the upper part of the Vale of Cartmel were covered in low cloud, and the higher fells were also hidden. Usually I can see a lot of the high Lakeland fells from here, but not today. The snow covered hill right of centre is lowly Gummers How.



Tess, our English Springer Spaniel, absolutely loved the powdery snow!



The glistening sands of Morecambe Bay



At the top of Hampsfell is a small area of pristine limestone pavement. This stunted snow covered sycamore caught my eye.



Hampsfell is crowned by the Hospice, a good viewpoint as well as shelter from the elements. Note the crude ‘gunsight’ on the roof.



Descending eastwards, there were excellent views of the Howgills and the hills of the Yorkshire Dales.



A stunted tree with Morecambe Bay beyond



The Howgills



Telephoto view of the Howgills, with the lower Kent valley in the foreground.



I descended into the trees and walked back to Grange-over-Sands along the upper edge of Eggerslack Woods.


Only a short walk, about 4 miles, but wonderful in these conditions.
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« Reply #1 on: 12:08:18, 19/01/21 »
A brilliant outing and photos in those conditions, rather more snow than I expected at that level  O0


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« Reply #2 on: 12:13:21, 19/01/21 »
Lovely photos Richard  O0
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« Reply #3 on: 12:17:48, 19/01/21 »
Lovely pics, you are lucky to have such a nice walk so close to home. Though perhaps it is good planning rather than good luck.
Did Tess decide to stay at home by the log burner?

richardh1905

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« Reply #4 on: 12:26:18, 19/01/21 »
A brilliant outing and photos in those conditions, rather more snow than I expected at that level  O0


Thanks vg. Yes, down at sea level there was none, but perhaps 10cm at 200m.  Snow level was about 100m. Rather less in the SW Lakes.
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« Reply #5 on: 12:26:48, 19/01/21 »
Lovely photos Richard  O0


Thanks April.
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« Reply #6 on: 12:30:40, 19/01/21 »
Lovely pics, you are lucky to have such a nice walk so close to home. Though perhaps it is good planning rather than good luck.
Did Tess decide to stay at home by the log burner?


Thanks Ridge. I think fortunate rather than lucky. We chose Grange over Sands with an eye for the varied local walks, as well as for the nearby school, family links, nice town, promenade, good communications, nearby mountains, affordable housing (just!), and championship pie maker!  :D 

But nobody could have predicted the impact of Covid. :(


And yes, Tess did come with me, she loves the snow - but wouldn't stay in one place long enough for me to get a good photo!
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« Reply #7 on: 12:43:08, 19/01/21 »
For Tess fans - yes she did accompany me. She loved the powdery snow, and probably covered twice the distance that I did!


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« Reply #8 on: 13:14:56, 19/01/21 »
Nice to see Tess enjoying the snow!   :)   Lovely photos, Richard

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« Reply #9 on: 15:30:36, 19/01/21 »
Great photos Richard, very envious of the snow, as is wet here in Northumberland. Ingleborough looks great, I had digs for work near there (at Clapham) on and off for years, very enjoyable walks up there of an evening.

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« Reply #10 on: 15:34:12, 19/01/21 »
Lovely views..Thanks ! That one descending Eastwards is a cracker .. O0
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« Reply #11 on: 15:37:09, 19/01/21 »
Nice pics Richard - are you going to re-start the lockdown sunset pictures again?

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« Reply #12 on: 17:48:16, 19/01/21 »
Nice to see Tess enjoying the snow!   :)   Lovely photos, Richard


Thanks Dovegirl, windyrigg, G&P, pdstsp.


Lashing with rain here today, the snow long gone.


I've decided not to re-start my lockdown diary, as the weather is so rubbish and the evenings so dark.
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« Reply #13 on: 17:49:01, 19/01/21 »
beautiful pics Richard O0
Love the Morecambe bay one ;)
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« Reply #14 on: 22:03:07, 19/01/21 »
Thanks Karl  :)
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