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Gallery 2008 - January - March

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Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall

The recent superb spell of weather generated some great views from the fells and good oportunities for photographs. The two below are from Helvellyn and Dollywagon.


Glencoe Meet - January

Some stunning weather on the Saturday made for a memorable weekend. The main group of Rod, Mel, Chris, Angie, and Hugh, ticked off the Munroes of Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh. Alan made an early start to photograph the sunrise on Buachaille Etive Mor, and ended up standing next to Colin Prior. He then increased his Corbett count by adding Beinn Maol Chaluim in Glen Etive. The third group of Graham and Frank attempted the Glencoe ski runs but were put off by the number of people, and ended up on Stob Coire nan Lochan. Paul, Neil, and Josh in the fourth group played around in the snow in the Lost Valley. A wonderful winter's day. Sunday was raining so a steady drive home completed the weekend.

Below are Rod, Chris, Angie (with Sally the dog), and Mel on the summit of Stob Coire Raineach

Paw prints in the snow.
Coming off Stob Dubh.

News from Borrowdale - The National Trust are quietly fencing off areas of riverside in Borrowdale. The reason? Otters are returning to the upper reaches of the River Derwent. They have already taken up residence in holts near to Grange and there are signs they are exploring as far afield as the drainage ditches around Seathwaite. The herons at the fish farm will soon have some competition! There are also a number of mink abroad in the Keswick/Watendlath area, but the good news is that mink and otters will not peacefully together, and its always the otter that wins. As one local said - Now that's one fight I'd really like to see.... especially now that they won't let us do that badger baiting.