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richardh1905

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Lakeland Lockdown
« on: 22:53:48, 29/03/20 »
Day 1 - 24th March 2020

I've decided to keep a diary of my local walks during lockdown, to remind you all that the hills still exist!


A local map so that you can get some idea of where I am walking

After dropping off the car for a much needed service and MOT, I walked back home with Tess through Eggerslack Woods and over Hampsfell. Beautiful weather. 4 miles.


Tess in Eggerslack Woods


A magnificent magnolia in the evening - the flowers are almost 8" across (200mm), and smell gorgeous.


Day 2 - 25th March

A decent 5 miles meandering through Yewbarrow Woods, along the Prom and back. The dozen people that I met on the Prom kept their distance - I had a 2 metre long stick! Beautiful weather again, but I forgot my phone, so no photos.


Day 3 - 26th March

An evening walk up Fell End and on to Hampsfell, back into Grange by torchlight for the 8 O'Clock NHS clap; quite uplifting. 4 miles.


Day 4 - 27th March

Yewbarrow Woods again, then Eggerslack Woods to a spring where Tess drank her fill, then up and over Hampsfell in the sunshine. I never tire of the view. 5 miles.


Yewbarrow Woods


Grange-Over-Sands and Morecambe Bay from the Yewbarrow viewpoint


An unusual larch tree on the eastern flanks of Hampsfell


Tess enjoying a well earned rest!


Classic Lakeland limestone - north from Hampsfell. Red Screes is the distant dark hill centre left.


Limestone pavement on Hampsfell - Coniston Old Man in the distance


Hampsfell Hospice


The channel of the River Kent cutting through Morecambe Bay


Lesser Celandines in a hedgerow near our house
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staggerindragon

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Re: Lakeland Lockdown
« Reply #1 on: 01:18:03, 30/03/20 »
More Tess, please.  :)

sunnydale

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« Reply #2 on: 07:21:41, 30/03/20 »
Lovely photos Richard O0
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Re: Lakeland Lockdown
« Reply #3 on: 07:26:28, 30/03/20 »
Beautiful local walks and pics  O0

richardh1905

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Re: Lakeland Lockdown
« Reply #4 on: 08:01:16, 30/03/20 »
More Tess, please.  :)
Happy to oblige. As is Tess  :) .

Lovely photos Richard O0 
Thanks Tracey  :)  . How are you getting on?

[/size]Beautiful local walks and pics  O0 
Thanks, vghikers - I am very fortunate to have all of this on my doorstep in the current situation.


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« Reply #5 on: 08:18:22, 30/03/20 »
Tess looks happy    :)    Lovely to see the celandines

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« Reply #6 on: 08:29:54, 30/03/20 »
Great photos Richard  O0
Jess looks to be having a good time, I guess we only get photos of her lying down because the rest of the time she would just be a blur across the shot.

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« Reply #7 on: 09:01:48, 30/03/20 »
Nice to see some undulations - in the flatlands of Liverpool there is only the occasional railway bridge to break the monotony!  My plan to walk every road in the area has brief moments of interest and many more of semi-detached sameness.  Keep 'em coming please.

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Re: Lakeland Lockdown
« Reply #8 on: 09:06:03, 30/03/20 »
Tess looks happy    :)    Lovely to see the celandines
Tess is always happy when she is out - unless there is a lot of traffic - or other dogs!
I love celandines - a much overlooked flower, in my opinion. Great to see them fully open in the sunshine.

Great photos Richard  O0
Jess looks to be having a good time, I guess we only get photos of her lying down because the rest of the time she would just be a blur across the shot.
Thanks Ridge - difficult to catch Tess on camera when she is on the move!

Nice to see some undulations - in the flatlands of Liverpool there is only the occasional railway bridge to break the monotony!  My plan to walk every road in the area has brief moments of interest and many more of semi-detached sameness.  Keep 'em coming please.

Will do  :) 

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« Reply #9 on: 09:18:02, 30/03/20 »
Day 5 - 28th March

An evening walk along quiet roads to Cartmel and Allithwaite. No pint in the Pig and Whistle this time!
4 miles.


Day 6 - 29th March

The clocks have gone forward at last! Evening walks in the sunshine  8)

A fantastic evening stroll over Hampsfell via Fell End to catch the sunset - the short steep climb immediately repaid by the stunning views of distant hills bathed in the evening sunlight. Back through the woods in the twilight - beautiful bird song. 4 miles or so.


Ingleborough behind sunlit Arnside Knott


Sunwashed Howgills in the distance - this photo does not capture the sheer gorgeousness of the view


Coniston Old Man from Fell End


Sunlit Yorkshire Dales - Tess having a good snuffle off the lead as the sheep have been moved off the hill for lambing.


Hampsfell Hospice


Sunset from Hampsfell


Almost gone. The hill is Black Combe.


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« Reply #10 on: 11:16:39, 30/03/20 »
Lovely stuff Richard. Keep 'em coming  O0
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« Reply #11 on: 12:33:53, 30/03/20 »
Don't forget, ground nesting bird and lambing time now!  Free ranging dogs should now be on a lead.
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« Reply #12 on: 14:17:26, 30/03/20 »
Some lovely views there Richard - I particularly like the last two.  (If there is a demand for it I will post pictures of bungalows taken on my urban plod this evening.)

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« Reply #13 on: 14:38:57, 30/03/20 »
Don't forget, ground nesting bird and lambing time now!  Free ranging dogs should now be on a lead.

"Tess having a good snuffle off the lead as the sheep have moved off the hill for lambing."

Quite agree about the ground nesting birds - skylarks are starting to nest higher up on Hampsfell (where Tess is kept on a lead). And Tess would be quite capable of snatching (and killing) a fawn in the woods (Roe deer give birth May-June).
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« Reply #14 on: 14:41:45, 30/03/20 »
Lovely stuff Richard. Keep 'em coming  O0

Thanks Karl - will do.

Some lovely views there Richard - I particularly like the last two.  (If there is a demand for it I will post pictures of bungalows taken on my urban plod this evening.)

Thanks pdstsp - the sunset was gorgeous.  :)

..but plenty of bungalows here in Grange!