Sunset on Gummers How

Name of walk Sunset on Gummers How
Date of walk 2011-11-22

The weather this morning was poor so I spent the the morning at the gym and Tesco. The weather had improved significantly by lunchtime so I decided to do a walk up Gummers How and catch the sunset. I picked Brendan up from the Town Hall just before two. We should be on Gummers How by 3pm. Sunset was at 4pm.

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Looking up to Gummers How summit from the wood.

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Looking back to Newby Bridge from the top of the steps.

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We first take a detour to the old reservoir, but had just missed the sun being on it!

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Gummers How Summit Cairn.

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The view towards Ambleside.

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Plus Brendan.

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......and me.

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The sun is getting lower.

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Looking across Windermere to the Coniston Hills.

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Some great autumn colours.

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Looking over Claife Heights, where I was last Tuesday, to the Fairfield and Scandale Horseshoes.

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Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke on the right.

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On the second hill back you can make out the Hoad Monument in Ulverston.

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Luing cattle, originally bred on the Isle of Luing in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland, now roam free on Gummers How (I know this because there is a new sign!) They have been introduced to manage the vegetation.

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Nearly gone!

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We head back towards the cairn and the way down. This guy was from Ulverston, Brendan had helped him locate The Hoad half an hour earlier, he had also stayed to take some photos of the sunset.

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We head back down as it was becoming very chilly. This is taken at the top of the steps.

Always a good walk and requires little effort!
Jo.
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