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Gallery 2014 - November

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall
The first snow of the season arrived on November 4th, and this shot shows a good dusting on Scafell Pike


Trip to the Morrocan Sahara and the dunes of Erg Chegaga

Roger, Mick, Hugh, and Norman had a weeks trekking in southern Morocco into the Sahara desert, with the objective of ascending the highest sand dunes in northern Africa - Erg Chegaga. It wasn't just Fellfarer's in the group as we were joined by Sandra from Brighton.
Loading up the camels at 6.30am
Sons of the Desert? - Mick, Roger, Hugh, Norman
Not all walking was on sand dunes. Here the lunch time objective was about 5 miles across a stony flat area.
The dried up bed of an occasional lake
We didn't believe it, but it was true: a 'field' of rocket.
The delightful slopes up to 'Little Chegaga'.
The even more delightful ridge leading off 'Little Chegaga'.
A fire to celebrate bonfire night
Ascending the highest sand dune in northern Africa, Erg Chegaga, which reaches a height above its surroundings of 150m.

On the summit of Erg Chegaga

From left to right - Mick, Norman, Roger, Sandra, Hassan (leader), and Mohammed (guide)

Mohammed making bread in the sand made hot by the fire embers - very yummy
Nice and clean again back in Marrakech, and the lovely Jardin Majorelle

Saturday walk - Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Wetside Edge from Tilberthwaite.
Kevin and Tina Ford, Ray Garnett and Karen, Mick Fox, Frank Haygarth, Hugh Taylor

The seven members met up at Tilberthwaite car park and set off with low cloud down to about 1,200 feet. The connoisseurs route up Wetherlam is definitely via Steel Edge and that's the route that Kevin lead us. In the low cloud we topped out and walked on over Wetherlam to Swirl Hause, and up Prison Band to Swirl How where lunch was taken. Then onto Great Carrs and down Wet Side Edge to cross Greenburn Beck by the footbridge not marked on the map. Returning via the track over the edge of Knotts, we arrived back at the cars just as darkness was falling. Perfect timing Kevin, and thanks for the walk.

On Steel Edge before the steeper bits
The steeper bits, and in the cloud
On the summit of Great Carrs

One for Jan and Ruth and their 80 footbridges challenge. With the low cloud finally clearing at the end of the day, this footbridge crosses Greenburn Beck at the end of Wet Side Edge.

From the left: Mick, Kevin, Ray, Karen, Tina, and Kevin, with Hugh taking the photo and Sally the dog in the water as usual.


The November slideshow was advertised as ‘A Retirement Adventure’ and was given by Tony and Sue Maguire, at the usual venue of the Strickland Arms. About 20 members enjoyed their five months traveling in the period between early retirement and joining the Fellfarers some 7 years ago. Their travels took in Vietnam, Cambodia and Bali, and return visits to New Zealand and Nepal. Good stuff as always.


Walking up the steep path by Angle Tarn Beck on a damp morning
The delightful setting of Angle Tarn

Mid-week Walk - A Walk in the Woods around Grange
Given the wet and cloudy forecast, a low level 'Walk in the Woods' around Grange was a good choice by John Peat. Unfortunately, John's wife Anne had just had an operation so he was helping her recover, and so Mick Fox helped out by leading the walk in his place. Thirteen members and guests assembled at Grange railway station, and Mick led off up towards the Netherwood Hotel: not for coffee but for the path that went round the back and onto Brown Robin Nature Reserve. Then down to The Slack, up through Eggerslack Wood and onto Hampsfell where lunch was taken at the Hospice. The return was via Fell End and Eden Mount, followed by tea and cake al fresco at the cafe.
Thanks for the walk John and Mick, and I'm sure that all Fellfarers hope that Anne has a speedy recovery.

After lunch at the hospice on Hampsfell
Fellfarers 80th birthday party in the Hawkshead Beer Hall, Staveley

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