Buttermere with Fr. John

Name of walk Buttermere with Fr. John
Date of walk 2020-08-18

Yesterday Fr John and I had planned to walk up Mellbreak, but the weather was not very agreeable, being low cloud, poor visibility and rain, so we did the walk around Buttermere instead. Five gentle miles with some shelter in the woods. We parked at the NT car park.

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A rather rude calf, sticking her tongue out at us!

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A sheep dog at work.

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We reach the shores of a moody Buttermere.

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I try a small panorama shot. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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We head through the woods which gives shelter from the rain. View back to Rannerdale Knotts and Grasmoor.

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Just before we leave the woods we both put on our waterproof trousers, as the rain is getting heavier. View up to Red Pike.

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The 'view' to Fleetwith Pike.

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Crossing Peggy's Bridge looking over to Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks.

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Then view north towards Buttermere.

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I took a panorama here. It looks a bit weird having the routes to and from the bridge going off at strange angles! Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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John and me do a selfie.

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He's as wet as us!

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View back to High Crag and High Stile in the clouds.

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Fleetwith Pike as we head for Gatesgarth.

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I try a moody black and white shot from the lake shore.

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Panorama from the same spot. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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Looking back to the Buttermere pines.

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A closer shot of the pine trees.

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High Stile and Red Pike.

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John taking in the views.

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John approaching the tunnel.

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A bit of sunshine on Mellbreak.

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High Stile and Red Pike again.

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Buttermere Village ahead.

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View to Red Pike on the left.

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We make our way through the farm.

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John leads the way towards the ice cream!

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We return to the presbytery for a coffee and I have a brief walk down Cockermouth High Street.

Always a good walk, the weather didn’t spoil it at all, as at ground level there are always things to see! Not so much to see today for those brave souls that ventured up a fell!

Might try Mellbreak again on Thursday!

Jo.

 

 

 

 

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