Its Windy At The Top. Sledging On Hoad Ulverston

Ulverston Gets Snow 2018

Shelter from the snow storm. Ulverston
Shelter from the snow storm. Ulverston

The larch trees on the walk up to Hoad monument creating shelter from the storm. I liked how the dark tree stumps and shadows stood out against the bright snow. The farmer had just arrived with food for the sheep, you can see them all making there way over for there dinner.

The low visibility helped to make this photo more interesting as usually the view behind the trees leads up to the hills behind. The clouds made the photo a lot simpler and the addition of the sheep helped add some details to the minimalist background

Snow Covered Trees On Hoad Hill. Ulverston
Snow Covered Trees On Hoad Hill. Ulverston

These trees are on the walk up to Hoad Monument in Ulverston. I liked how they creating a triangle shape pointing down into the clouds above Ulverston. You can see the areas underneath the trees where the snow wasn’t able to reach creating a nice contrast with the bright snow.

We don’t often get good snow in Ulverston so this was more of an opportunist trip than a planned one. Fortunately, the low visibility due to the clouds helped make the photo as once it cleared the image didn’t work as well

Stand out from the crowd, sheep, Ulverston
Stand out from the crowd

I turned around after photographing the trees near Hoad monument in Ulverston, this sheep was stood up close staring at me. Figuring out what I was up to.

It made me smile, I liked her attitude and how bold she was. They say not to be a sheep but she had the right attitude and didn’t blend in with the crowd.

Sledging Is A Spectator Sport. Hoad Ulverston
Sledging Is A Spectator Sport. Hoad, Ulverston

I climbed up onto one of the hills close to the Hoad monument to try and get a view of both the monument and the town. Fortunately, the low cloud and snow had stopped and the view opened up. There was a lot of people out making the most of the snow with there sledges.

As I got to the top of this hill I noticed a lad walking over to avoid the rocks and for some fresh snow. He was going up an down this section of the field. A sheep walked up below where I was stood and started watching too

A Winter Walk Up To Hoad Monument. Ulverston
A Winter Walk Up To Hoad Monument. Ulverston

The path leading up through the snow-covered fields passed the trees which had already thawed out and then up to Hoad monument. A couple of hours before this you couldn’t even see Hoad due to the snowfall and low clouds.

Once the clouds had cleared you got this clear view up to Hoad monument with the larch trees leaning over on the left hand side of the frame. This was the photo I had in mind when going up Hoad to see the snow

Walking The Dog In The Snow Covered Lanes. Hoad Ulverston
Walking The Dog In The Snow Covered Lanes. Hoad Ulverston

The beast from the East brought some snow to Ulverston so I headed up to Birkrigg to get a view of Ulverston and maybe across to the Lake District.

Once I got up there I had my eye on this path which I had scouted out a few months back, I knew it ended at the farm and was generally used by dog walkers so it was just a bit of a waiting game until one arrived. Fortunately, it didn’t take too long and a walker came just as the sun lit up the front of Hoad

Its Windy At The Top. Sledging On Hoad Ulverston
It’s Windy At The Top. Sledging On Hoad, Ulverston

Looking over Ulverston Town from Birkrigg common at a snow-covered Hoad Hill. Scattered around the hill you could see groups of people sledging making the most of the fresh snow. A gust of wind picked up as I was taking the photos sending the snow everywhere at the top next to the monument.

You could faintly see the Lake District in the background when the clouds cleared in the background. In the foreground, you could see the path leading up to the right with the stone wall circling around on the left

Sheep Making There Way Up To Hoad Monument. Ulverston
Sheep Making There Way Up To Hoad Monument. Ulverston

The fields around Ulverston were covered in snow after the beast from the East hit. I headed up to Hoad to get higher up to get more views. On the way down I looked back at the monument and noticed a group of sheep making there way over the fields to join the other sheep and shelter by the wall. I liked how the paths between the fields snaked there way down through the fields drawing your eye up to the top.

You can see a few people at the top near the monument making the most of the snow, taking in the views and posing for photographs. Hoad is the place to go when we have snow in Ulverston


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