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Gallery 2013 - July

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall
Ullswater Water Weekend – Camping at Side Farm, Patterdale

With problems booking the Windermere venue again this year, the paddlers moved over to Side Farm on the shores of Ullswater for a very enjoyable weekend of paddling on the lake and walking on the fells.

Right shows the centre of the club group early on Friday evening.



Preparing for departure on Saturday morning


Heading north


Who needs a boat!


The camp site gets lively

Shinscrapers on Warton Upper Crag
Kevin on 'Yellow Wall'
Alan on 'Judith'
Val on 'Judith'
Alan and Kevin on 'Inverted Stairway'


The launching of 'Ella', Tony Walshaw's beautiful hand-built boat at the Royal Windermere Yacht Club

Gait Barrows Evening Walk
Examining what grows in the grikes at Gaitbarrows.

Shinscrapers on White Stone Crag
Alan on 'Ridge'
Mike and Mick on 'Ridge'
Val on 'Direct Route'


Sunday Walk from Muker in Swaledale


Organised by Maja While, 18 members and friends met at Muker for this 7 mile walk via the Swale Gorge and Swinner Gill, returning over Kisdon.

Above shows the group gathering at Muker, left Swinner Gill, and below two views of Kisdon Force.


The Cross Bay Walk wasn't an 'official' Fellfarer event, but nevertheless eight members took part. Helen Speed and husband, plus Max the dog, and Alec Reynolds were walking for Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Ruth Joyce was walking for Money for Madagascar, whilst Mel and Chris Middleton along with Angie Mitchell and Hugh Taylor were signed in with Bendrigg Lodge. All enjoyed the walk from Arnside to Kents Bank that lasted around four hours.

Below shows the Queens Guide Cedric Robinson, in the red cap, striding out at the front of the group. The walk routinely attracts around 400-500 people, and this shot shows some of them leaving White Creek Bay.

Members will be sad to learn of the death of John Allcock. A senior manager at K Shoes, he and his wife Mary were very active in the outdoors. John completed the TGO Scottish self supported Coast-to-Coast challenge fifteen times, five of these with Mary. A Thanksgiving Service for John’s life was held at St. Catherine’s Church, Crook on Saturday 13th July 2013 at 11.30am followed by refreshments and “chat” at Crook Memorial Hall. 
Mid-Week Walk - Circuit of Devoke Water
22 members and guests

In the third week of the heat wave, things were getting slightly cooler as 22 members and guests turned up for the circuit of Devoke Water that Colin and Val had organised. After visiting the summits of Rough Crag and Water Crag, lunch was had on the summit of White Pike. Yoadcastle and Woodend Height were visited next, prior to the long drop down to Devoke Water and a rest by the water, with no one venturing in the water. The lovely little top of Seat How concluded a fine walk.
Four walkers stopped off for a skinny dip in the Duddon prior to meeting up again in Broughton for a cuppa in the great Bakery cafe.
Thanks to Colin and Val for a fine walk on a lovely warm day.

Below is the group at the start of the walk. From left to right -Mick, Joan, Tony, Margaret, Sue (behind), Mary, ? (in front), Frank, ? (in front), Graham, Colin, David, Irene, Sam (behind), Val H, Clare, Les (behind), Ellie, Val C, Norman, and Roger.

Below left is the lunch stop on White Pike.

Below right - On the summit of Woodend Height looking over to Scafell just clearing.

The words greeting the walkers on top of the excellent Seat How!
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