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Gallery 2014 - February

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall
The first Saturday in the month saw a slight break in the wet weather. Here is the estuary at Sandside, with a good dusting of snow on the Kentmere fells behind.
. Lovely crepuscular rays over Morecambe Bay from Arnside Point.
Some more old photos have come to light following the reading of the history of High House on the web site here by Stephen Edmondson, a member of the Seathwaite Edmondson family who now lives in York
The gent front left with the tall hat is supposed to be John Dixon (1787 - 1866) who followed his father William Dixon and grandfather Thomas Dixon as steward at the wad mine. .
. Stephen's great grandfather John Edmondson in Seathwaite farm yard with his daughter and granddaughter
Stanley Edmondson (old Stan) 1894 - 1983 .
. Stanley Edmondson (young Stan) 1926 - 2003
Stanley Edmondson (young Stan) 1926 - 2003, in the archway to Sour Milk Ghyll .
Road works on the Borrowdale Road around Watendlath road end will stop vehicle access until around the end of March. This will require a detour via either Whinlatter Pass, Lorton, Buttermere, and Honister Pass (the official detour) or perhaps more reasonably via Portinscale, Swinside, and Grange. For more information, see here.
The middle of the month saw some snow on the hills, but the weather was poor with lots of precipitation and strong winds, making access difficult. Here is the Coniston range from Troutbeck Bridge.

Chiz Dakin is a member of the Oread club, and she's currently working on Terry Abrahams film about Scafell Pike, shooting night-time timelapse footage from a variety of locations for him. As she has reciprocal rights as a member of Oread, she will be using High House as a bad weather base, and also as a safe place to leave her campervan: if you see her there, say hello!
The photo below is one of hers that she has said we can use. For more information on Chiz, see below.

Award-Winning Outdoors Photographer, Writer and Film-maker. Member of OWPG (Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild).
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Recent books: Understanding HD Video (published by Ammonite)
                        Outdoor Photography (published by Cicerone)
                        Cycling in the Peak District (published by Cicerone)

Main website and blog - www.peakimages.co.uk

Portfolios/image library - www.galleries.peakimages.co.uk


On the 16th day of the month we had a decent Sunday at last. A lovely sunny day with a decent covering of snow gave good conditions.

Here is the view towards the Langdale fells from Caudale Moor.

On the 18th, Roger, Mick, Norman, and Hugh gave a slideshow of their trip to Sicily last October to ascend and view its three volcanoes - Etna, Stromboli, and Vulcano. Here is Roger narrating and still recovering from his broken shoulder.
The following day, the snow continued to melt. Here is the head of Ullswater looking up Grisedale. .

Mid-week Walk - A Walk from Ings

With Roger incapacitated by his broken shoulder, he handed the leadership of his walk to Mick. A poisoned chalice of sorts as it turned out to be another wet day. After coffee in the Watermill, the decision was made to follow more or less Roger's intended walk 'and see how far we get'. Heading up the road by Grassgarth, the route headed north to eventually cross Park Beck and lunch was taken behind the wall. Turning south towards the Kentmere Valley, the bridleway was followed down to Browfoot and back to Ings via Hugill Hall. A wet day throughout with no respite - thanks Roger!

Here is the lunch stop sheltering behind the wall prior to heading back down into the lower Kentmere valley.

From left to right - Mick, Clare, Irene, Graham, Frank, and Sam, with Hugh behind the camera.

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