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Gallery 2011 - December

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall

The first weekend in December saw the first real snow of the season, with skiers on Raise enjoying a good day out. No doubt they also enjoyed the new facilities in the loo which the Lake District Ski Club believe is England’s second-highest flushing toilet.
The photo below shows Bowfell in its winter finery.

Visitors to High House may notice that one of the bridge guide rails has been hit. Though one of the sleepers has also been damaged, the bridge is perfectly safe to cross.

PS: This was later repaired at the March working weekend.


Sunrise Walk on Scout Scar

The Sunrise Walk on Scout Scar attracted 12 members, but the sun was conspicuous by its absence though there was a "small glow" in the sky. It was followed by the traditional breakfast in the Union Jack Cafe in Kirkland.

Left shows Rod, Fred, Roger, and Gary at the Mushroom before sunrise.
Below left George in playful mood, and below right the cloud over Kendal.


Mid-Week Walk - Bigland Barrows and Seatle

The last mid-week walk of the year was a rather damp affair, with the decent day forecast not materializing. 13 members met at the Hat Trick Cafe at Yew Tree Barn for coffee. Angie then left for home as she was still suffering from a bout of flu, and Fred arrived late, keeping the number at 13 who set off for Canny Hill.

Right shows from left to right - Kath, Mike, Colin, Sue, Val C, Fred, Tony, Mick, Frank, Val H, Roger, and Margaret, with Hugh behind the camera.

Near the entrance to Bigland Hall, Tony suggested lunch as it was fine, but within a few minutes it was raining again. Never mind, Angie had provided 12 mince pies: I wonder who went without?
Apart from the rain and the mud, the walk was memorable for wild life including this fine specimen of a tup.
Between High Cark Hall and Seatle, a single Red Kite was spotted, followed later near Field End Farm by a pair of them. They were re-introduced into Grizedale Forest in 2010 after an absence of 160 years, with a further 30 released in 2011. Primarily a scavenger, they will take a wide variety of live prey, ranging from earthworms to small mammals, amphibians and birds, and Cumbria remains high on the list of counties who persecute predators.

On the roadside back to Canny Hill, this fine specimen of a fungi was seen. Where is Helen Speed when you need her (answer - probably working!)

Tea and cake back at Yew Tree Barn rounded off the walk, and Hughie was awarded the 'Muddiest Walk of the Year' award.

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