Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fix The Fells Path Re-Alignment at Crummock Water

Today we were back at Crummock Water to change to footpath re-alignment signs as we did two weeks ago at Cat Bells. We parked at Buttermere & wondered if we had made a mistake coming over today as it was torrential rain. The forecast however was for showers so we hoped it would soon clear up. We get to Scale Bridge & it has stopped raining Mellbreak doesn't look as impressive from this side as it does from Loweswater.
And towards Buttermere, Robinson & Fleetwith Pike
Near Ruddy Beck
The vibrant berries on a Juniper tree brighten up quite a gloomy day
We reach the first sign & it needs re-assembling, the guilty culprits are most probably sheep as there is wool all over the post
Bess & Crag waiting for a stick to be thrown
At last some sun shining on High Ling Crag & the causeway out to Low Ling Crag
The bridge on Scale Gill was dislodged during the floods last November & yet has to be repaired
And some sun back towards Buttermere
We get closer to the "island", it was to make a great lunch spot on our return
The dogs enjoy the path being closer to the lake
Get our coats out another shower is on the way
We replace all five of the sheep damaged signs & retrace our steps back. Grasmoor looks impressive from over here
As does Rannerdale Knotts
The dogs still want to chase sticks
Our lunch spot
After lunch playtime
In her 11th year, but as keen as ever to play in the water
Crag tends to dive his whole head under water chasing stones & then needs a BIG shake And then drip dries
We discover later this is Crocosmia or Montbretia, native to South Africa but in abundance in the wild here
We timed our lunch perfectly as yet another heavy shower descended on us. They were only about 5minutes long & within a couple minutes of stopping the sun was back out, April showers in August? Lastly a few shots from the work party last week at Ennerdale, the Smithy Beck falls
The dogs in the beck below the bridge
We were in an area of Ennerdale we had not walked before, views of the lake over a deforested area.
The bare top of Bowness Knott
We also were at Ennerdale yesterday clearing a footpath near the Scout camp, but no great views or pictures from there.

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