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Gallery 2016 - March

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall
More snow arrived at the start of March. Here is a walk up Pike O' Blisco with spindrift making it very atmospheric.
Looking over to Wetherlam and Swirl How

Hugh with Langdale Pikes behind




The head of Ullswater looking to Caudale Moor
Catstyecam and Helvellyn


Working Weekend

Thanks to Joan and Gavin for the photos


Working on the pipe bridge

Laying the lino and wood to spread the load once it was realised it would take 4 days for the concrete to set so no cars would be able to get to the hut.
Cleaning the benches
There is always painting to be done
And painting to be talked about
Relaxing in the evening
Great End from behind High House


The Birketts are all the 541 Lake District hills over 1,000ft as listed in Bill Birkett's book Complete Lakeland Fells. For people who have completed the Wainwright's, they are the natural succession. Mick Fox completed the list on Sunday March 13th when he and Clare ascended Kepple Crag above Eskdale. Congratulations Mick - now how about those Munroes?

Mick on Great Whinscale, just under Crook Crag.
The last one, Kepple Crag.
Looking back, in the soft evening light, to Harter Fell from just above Penny Hill Farm.
Meanwhile Hugh is still ticking off his Birketts. Here he is on the left on White Hall Knott, a lovely little hill near Black Combe.

Scottish Hotel Meet in Oban

34 members and friends enjoyed 5 nights in Oban. Although the weather was never good enough for the Ben Cruachan Horseshoe, several Munroes were ascended, and two Corbetts ticked off. The location of Oban gives good access to several islands, and the Calmac and private ferry services were kept busy.

Below is the group on the final evening. From left to right -
Standing: Gordon, Norman, Pam, Sue, Fred, Lynne, David, Hugh (behind), Ruth, Steve, Mike Wilson, Mike Walford, Tony, Kevin, Ray Garnet, Ray Wood,
Mel, Roger, Margaret Atkinson, Mick
Seated middle row: Richard, Sheila, Dorothy, Jean, Clare, Adelle, Elle, Tina, Margaret, Frank
Seated front: Jan, Val, Chris

Various groups set out in poor weather. One group visited the group of islands south of Oban accessed by the famous Clachan Bridge, including Seil, Easdale, and Luing.

Here are Tina and Val with others.

Seven members joined Mick in climbing Beinn a Bhuridh, a Corbett near Ben Cruachan.

From left to right on the ascent: Tony, Frank, Hugh, Ruth, Clare, Sue, and Mick, with Norman taking the photo.


21 members took the small ferry across to Kerrera. As it only takes 11 people it took two crossings to get us all across.

The group ready to set off on Kerrera. From left to right: Roger, Margaret A, Steve, Val, Margaret, Ellie, Lynn, Sheila (holding Sally), Tina, Mel, Chris, Tony, Sue, Ruth, Gordon, Clare, Richard, Norman, Frank, Ray (with Gem)

The large groups split into two smaller groups.

The approach to the amazing Gylen Castle

The 'anti-clockwise ' group at Gylen Castle.


8 members went on the Calmac ferry from Oban to Lismore. Four of them climbed a wall and ascended the highest point on the island Barr Mòr at 127 metres (417 ft)


With poor weather forecast, 23 members opted for the 'Hollow Mountain' tour to see the pump-storage system under Ben Cruachan.

Jan was undaunted by the forecast and found reasonable weather climbing the Munro top of Meall Cuanail. Here is the view on the descent looking down to Loch Awe.


Again from Jan, here is the Cruachan Reservoir and dam, with Beinn a Bhuridh in the background that the group climbed on Monday.
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