K Fellfarers - the outdoor club for people in south Cumbria

Gallery 2013 -September

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall
The head of Deepdale with early morning mist. Greenhow End is in the centre, with Deepdale Hause on the right.
A photo from Norman Bell of a sparrowhawk killing a collared dove.

Cumbria Coastal Line to Ravenglass and then a trip on La'al Ratty to Eskdale

Two photos from the club trip to Eskdale via rail.


Working Weekend at High House.

30 members and their families took part in a very successful working weekend, with 24 of them staying on for the communal meal on the Saturday evening.
Unfortunately, some familiar faces were missing, with Krysia looking after her father Ted who had recently come out of hospital, Peter Goff who was recovering from an injury, and Walter who was nursing an achilles tendon.
Some members then stayed on to watch the Tour of Britain cycle race come over Honister pass on the Monday, with that stage ending up Beast Banks and onto Greenside in Kendal.
Mark and John repaired the stove in the large dormitory. Hopefully, people will refrain from hitting it with a hammer in the future.

Peter and Clare with some of the children, stripping the outdoor benches and re coating them.
Clare and Carol getting to grips with the common room.
Jo and others giving the kitchen a good cleaning.
Gavin and Kevin working on the large dormitory roof. Having cleared the roof of moss, the ridge tiles were then re-cemented.
Caroline and Laura helping Stuart dig out the Runner (the beck through High House grounds) around the pipe bridge.
Richard and Ali also digging in the beck.

Meanwhile, work continued on the 'Time Team' excavations in the 'cow house' at the end of the large dormitory. The digging part of the work was completed, showing that the archeology runs out towards the shed, and the rest of the day was spent cleaning the uncovered work ready for final recording.
The NT have instructed that the area be then re-covered with sand to preserve the archeology for future generations.

Here, Mick is cleaning the stall area on the right of the central passage.

Whilst Fred is cleaning the stall area to the left of the central passage.
The entrance to the stall area, with recently uncovered cobbles around the steps.


The completed work from the dormitory roof, with Kevin, Mick, and Val looking on.

Excavating the past becomes infectious, and attention has turned to the flat stone set amongst the cobbles at the front of the main building. Is it part of the original entrance?
The apple trees planted by the gate at the bottom of the track up to High House are bearing fruit: well one apple anyway!.
The Tour of Britain cycle race on Honister Pass on a very wet day.
Checking out the Priests Hole cave on Dove Crag.
The While, Walsh, Lancaster, and Heseltine families stop for lunch and enjoy the view from Catbells
Hugh and Angie, with friends Norman (behind the camera), Les and Sam, walking up Mickleden with a superb rainbow in view.
Sam, Les, and Angie descending Dungeon Ghyll by Harrison Stickle.


Mid-week Walk - Bram Rigg and Arant Haw, the Howgills

With Irene on baby duty in London, it was left to Graham to lead this walk in the ever delightful Howgill Fells. Meeting up by Howgill church, the six club members and one dog were supplemented by five non-club members and two dogs. Nodge and his wife Pam were members of the Oread club living in Lancaster and they had brought with them a friend called Laura. Hugh had brought with him two of his regular Wednesday walking pals Les and Norman.
On an improving morning, the route led up through Birkhaw Farm, over Bram Rigg Beck, and up Bram Rigg (photo right) to top out on Bram Rigg Top.

Lunch was taken on the descent from Calders (photo left) before ascending onto the summit of Arant How via some nifty route finding by Graham.

The group photo below on the summit was taken by Les.
From left to right: Nodge, Norman, Roger, Frank, Hugh, Fred, Jean, Graham, Laura, and Pam.

The group descended onto the Nab, and then via Crosdale Beck, Crosedale, and the 'New Road' back to Howgill Church. A cup of tea and cake in Sedbergh rounded off a fine days walk.

Thanks Graham (and Irene!).

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