K Fellfarers - the outdoor club for people in south Cumbria

Gallery 2012 - August

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall
Fellfarers at the Borrowdale Fell Race check point at Dale Head.

Family Orienteering event at Grizedale Forest

The winners! Below left Steve Lee and his son in the biking event, and below right Eve with two of her grandchildren in the walking event.

Mid-Week Evening Walk - Yewbarrow

On a lovely summers evening, Walter led 17 members on a walk from Witherslack church up and around Yewbarrow. On the way, we managed to see three buildings that used to be pubs, but no longer. As Mick said at the time, it was the driest pub crawl he had ever been on. Passing Walter and Anne's house, we called in to see the progress on the boat he was building.
The evening finished off with a visit to a pub that was still operating - The Derby Arms. Well done Walter for a good evening.
Below left shows members admiring the view from Yewbarrow, with Morecambe Bay in the distance. Below right is Walter's boat in his workshop
Below those is a panorama looking towards Whitbarrow and the lakes fells.

This adder was seen in Grisedale Forest by Hugh, Liam and Luke whilst they were riding their bikes along one of the forest trails.

Mid-Week Walk - Red Screes via Scandale

Five members looked another terrible forecast in the face, and joined Fred Underhill on his mid-week walk. Most arrived at Ambleside via bus, and all met up at the bus station there. With the morning surprisingly dry, Fred Underhill, Frank Haygarth, Mick and Clare Fox, Jan Lancaster, and Hugh Taylor headed up Sweden Bridge Lane and into Scandale, posing for a photo on the delightful High Sweden Bridge. Stopping for a brew by the sheep folds, a light drizzle teased us causing waterproofs to be put on and soon after taken off again.
Reaching the col, and heading up the Red Screes slope, thunder reverberated around, and soon after the rain started in earnest. The wall afforded some shelter from the heaviest of the rain, and setting off again, the top was soon reached. With no visibility and too wet and windy to stop for lunch, we set off down the ridge. By the time we reached Snarker Pike, the rain had stopped, the clouds lifted, and the sun came out to reveal a superb view - definitely the (late) lunch stop. Arriving at Ambleside again, we were wishing we had brought sun cream as the sun was that strong.
Tea and cakes in Daisy's cafe completed an excellent day out, with a surprisingly warm ending. Well done Fred.
High Sweden Bridge with Hugh, Sally the dog, Clare, Frank, Fred, Jan, with Mick taking the shot.
Walking up from Scandale Pass to Red Screes, with the cloud coming in.
The summit, not a place to linger
But what a change within 10 minutes.


Mel Middleton's Trip to Slovenia

Mel is also a member of Bassetlaw Hill and Mountain Club, and these are a small selection of photos from their trip to Slovenia and an ascent of Triglav the highest point.


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