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Gallery 2016 - October

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall

Weekend meet in North Wales - At the Oread Hut at Rhyd-Ddu.
Norman Bell, Jenny Scott

A unusually small turn out for this annual meet at the Oread hut. Norman and Jenny enjoyed some mixed weather, and Norman reports -
Saturday was wet all day, and to avoid the rain we went to Aberdaron at the western end of the Lleyn peninsula, where we walked round the tip of the peninsula ( about 7 miles ) which was a great coast path, with lots of choughs and fine views of Bardsey Island. Thus we did avoid almost all the rain. Sunday was a fabulous sunny day, and we walked up to the quarries Bwlch cwm Llan and then up Y Aran where we had wonderful views all around, including Snowdon and Y Llewidd. We then returned via the SW side of Y Aran before setting off back home.

Bardsey Island from Mynydd Mawr
Norman at the quarries with the Nantlle Ridge in the background
Jenny with Snowdon and Y Llewidd in the background
Looking North West over Llyn Cwellyn from the summit of Y Aran 
The entire Fellfarer team on the summit with Snowdon in the 

Norman with Y Llewidd in the background.

Sunday Walk - High Cup Nick from Dufton
Maya While - Leader, James While + 1, Roger Atkinson, Vicky Atkinson + 2, Val Calder, Pam Heseltine, Norman Bell, Jenny Scott,
plus one dog
Vicky and one of her children investigating a lime kiln.
Looking across the valley to High Cup Scar
Looking down the valley which features the predominant whinsill, with the crags made of grey-blue dolerite.
At the 'Nick' where the Pennine Way crosses the gill.
Dropping down into the valley

Midweek Walk The Howgills: Gaisgill and back
Mike Walford - Leader, Adelle Walford, Maja While, Jan Lancaster, Ruth Joyce, Tony Maguire, Sue Mitchell, Hugh Taylor, Norman Bell, Les Ord, plus three dogs - Sally, Nell, and Bob.

On a beautiful day, ten members met at Carlingill Bridge and proceeded up the zigzags on Uldale Head, across Archer Moss (not too boggy) and to Archer Tarn. Then a change of plan, so instead of walking down to Gaisgill the group headed up to the top of Uldale Head. Then down to Blakethwaite Bottom which acts as the watershed between Uldale Back and Carlin Gill, and also as 'Check Point 3' on Mike's Sedbergh Fell Race. Climbing steadily upwards along the lovely path above Black Force, lunch was taken before continuing to the col between Fell Head and Knowles. Then down the green track above Fairmile Beck for a cuppa at Fairmile Bridge. A steady mile or so's walk along the line of the old Roman Road that is Fairmile Road completed a grand day out on the delightful Howgills. Thanks Mike and Adelle.

Archer Tarn. Unnamed on the OS 25,000 map but is on the side of Archer Hill so seems an appropriate name. Supposedly the only decent area of standing water in the Howgills.
Above Black Force Looking down Carlin Gill
The final cup of tea stop near Fairmile Gate, using an old tree stump as a handy seat
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