K Fellfarers - the outdoor club for people in south Cumbria

Gallery 2015 - April

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall

Saturday Walk - Mardale Meander. 

Led by Roger Atkinson, five members had a good walk around the head of Mardale taking in Kidsty Pike, High Street, and Mardale Ill Bell

Taken by Kevin, this photo shows Mick, Roger, Val, and Clare on Kidsty Pike.
The view down into Small Water with Harter Fell behind.
A good dusting of snow fell mid-April but soon thawed. This is taken from Fleetwith Pike looking across to Pillar.
The long light evenings mid-month encouraged the climbers out onto the local crags. Here are some shots of Sarah Jennings climbing at Jack Scout Cove with Mike Palk.
Walking above the Trough of Bowland in lovely summer weather. Park at Sykes Nab and walk up Langdon Brook. Then up Bleadale Water and up onto the ridge. Along to Totridge, down to Haredon, and back to the car. Finish off with tea and cake at Dunsop Bridge - perfect!

Evening Walk - The Pepperpot, and climbing at Warton Upper  

Sharing the evening with the 'official' first Thursday night climbing outdoors on Warton Upper , 19 members and friends met up at Eaves Wood car park for a delightful evening walk led by Peter Goff, taking in Waterslack, Arnside Tower, green hellebores at Holgates, and the 'Pepperpot' in Eaves Wood. The walkers and the climbers all met up in the delightful and unique Woodlands Pub afterwards.

Pictured below at the start of the walk , and squinting into the sunlight, are from left to right: Roger, Steve, Peter, Barbara, John, Gordon, Clare, Tony Atkinson, Sandra, Tony Maguire, Margaret Atkinson, Val Calder, Margaret Cooper, Ellie, Cath, Angie, Val Hunter, and Sue, with Hugh taking the shot

Taking five at Arnside Tower
The Pepperpot overlooking Silverdale
The owl box in the sycamore tree at High House has finally met its end, making a great 'chimney'.

Mid-week Walk and communal meal based on High House. 

Eight members arrived at High house for the mid-week walk, but given the cold and wintry conditions we split into two groups. One group drove over to Loweswater for a low level walk round the lake, whilst the other four set out for a higher level route. Walking to Seatoller, the group caught the bus to Honister and walked up and over to Launchy Tarn. The original plan was to then drop down through Rigg Head quarries to High Doat and walk back to High House, but High Spy beckoned instead. With snow on the fells and a cold wind behind us, they walked on over Maiden Moor and down to Hause Gate. Dropping down into Borrowdale, tea and scones were taken in Grange, and a return to High House made along the Cumbria Way to Longthwaite, followed by Mountain View and Black Sike.
A walk of about 12 miles which wasn't bad for the planned walk of "about 5 miles"!
A Jacobs Join meal was eaten in High House, and both groups agreed it had been a good day.

Hugh, Irene, and Graham looking to the head of Borrowdale and the snowy fells.
Dropping down from High Spy to Maiden Moor with Derwentwater behind
Approaching Hause Gate
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