Featuring scenes from North East England, The Dales of Yorkshire and Durham
                                          and the Lake District. 
  Based in Sunderland, England .
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Artist at work - Ray Bradshaw

art by ray bradshaw

Original paintings and prints

   from a North East Artist

2010 first visit back to Lakes

A few days over the Lakes and it was the pups first visit. I had plans for him to summit a small fell but on good advice from his breeder I shelved that idea as it may put too much strain on his young hips in particular. Saturday spent travelling and Lyn shopping rather than walking. Sunday settled for a short walk into Crow Park Keswick and along the shores of the lake. Today was to have been a walk with a friend on a Northern Fell; unfortunately, last minute family commitment meant he couldn't make it. Monday morning there was more cloud around but good enough for me to have a quick wander up Little Mell whilst Lyn put on her slap. This was my first summit since my well published walk I did for the 2009 214 Wainwright challenge. Yes, it was the short route from the Hause but believe me it was a test on the ankle. I have just recently been discharged from a physiotherapy ankle clinic and I was told that given the type of injury, I had regained good movement and strength. It was about coordination and balance now. Well, I can tell you I felt vulnerable, not so much going up but on the decent. Each step on the steep lower section was given much thought before making the move. The ground was very hard and after a frost it was quite slippery. It was a relief to get to the bottom without mishap. Then picked up Lyn and Bross and drove to the riverside path along side Keswick Golf Club for a short walk. I have lumped a few photos all together from the 3 days. Nothing spectacular and of course plenty of Bross.
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