So we had a proper walk planned and the forecast was looking good. But it was wrong. We got up to a very rainy Cumbrian morning. Absolutely no point on going onto the fells, there would be nothing to see but cloud. So instead, I settled down to tax returns and Husband started to work his way through his list of indoor jobs.
Jay had intended to come with us today, so in the end, we decided to do a regular local dog walk once the rain had passed. So here we go!
|One of our most regular spots, often walked, much less often photographed! We were heading up to the mine workings (this is looking back)|
|If you look on the horizon immediately above Breeze's head you will see a dot. That's Lingy Hut and that is where we are heading|
|'We' consists of Breeze and I, Molly and Jay. Husband has some concrete to break up at home, so he has stayed behind to do that|
|It's quite warm and airless as we climb (we are not very fell fit at the moment, so maybe it's just us!). Breeze takes the opportunity to cool down|
|Looking back down Mosedale as we reach Lingy Hut - Breeze can just be seen heading back towards us. She's just done another ten mile or so while we've been catching our breath!|
|Taking five in Lingy Hut|
|The Hut with Mosedale beyond. Maggie tells me it is being taken over by the Mountain Bothies Association who plan to make improvements in the autumn. We will be interested to see what happens!|
|Making our way through the peat hags on Coombe Heights|
|Looking west as we aim towards Cocklakes|
|The infant River Caldew can be seen in the valley ahead of us - we will be walking down to that and then turning left along the Cumbria Way|
|Back on the Cumbria Way - I can't believe how clean she looks, she must have just had a swim at this point|
|Fording the unfordable ford|
|Nearly back at the car|
|But still plenty of chance to charge through the bracken|