K Fellfarers - the outdoor club for people in south Cumbria

Gallery 2017 - February

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall
Many years, one of the club members called Bryan Andrews moved down to Norwich to lecture at Norwich City College. Over the years he built up a group of members from the college, and they used to have an annual visit to High House. In 1993, they made a video of one of their visits and it is now on YouTube here . Its an interesting record of what High House used to be like before all the alterations. Worth checking out.
Murmurations of starlings are an amazing sight, and a good place to view one is at Leighton Moss. The photos below however were taken by Margaret Parker near Carr Bank. Arnside Tower can just be seen in the background.
Roger, Mick, Norman, and Hugh spent a week in the Dolomites mainly snow shoeing, but also taking in some toboganning, down hill skiing, and a day cross country skiing.
Below left are Mick, Norman, and Roger on the Pralongia Plateau with the Sella massif behind and its highest point Piz Boe on the left.
Below right is Mick taking a corner on the tobogan run above San Cassiano. The run itself is 3.5 km long and drops 466m - great fun.

Club members were sad to hear of the death of Steve Edgar, the popular husband of the club treasurer Val Calder.

Steve had a very full life, studying at Liverpool College of Art, and Letterpress & Lithographic Printing at Harris College in Preston.

Described at his funeral as a polymath, his interests were many including -
1) A cabinet maker for his slides.
2) A scientist for the subject of his slides, which made him a nationally recognised authority.
3) A photographer - the photos on display at the 'wake' were stunning.
4) A printer, owning and running "1st Impressions".
5) A maker of bass guitars
6) Bass guitarist with many local bands including The Dangerous Brothers, The Front Room Blues Band, and Strawberry Fields


Mid-week Walk. Loughrigg Fell and Elterwater

More different paths were trod by the 13 members who met up at Elterwater for this walk. Setting off along the Cumbria Way past Elterwater tarn, the group watched an unsuccessful attempt to fell a tree, and used that as a prompt to branch off to the left, crossing the Langdale road and headed towards Loughrigg Tarn. Then onto the bridleway that goes to Ambleside, and up onto Loughrigg where lunch was taken. Being Cumbria half-term, the crowds were out, and the summit was busy. Then down to Red Bank and back to the cars via Hammerscar plantation. Tea and cakes were taken in the Elterwater cafe to round off a fine walk. Thanks to Irene and Graham

From left to right: Mick, Clare, Ruth, Frank, Fred, Mike (behind), Jean (behind), Val C, Irene, Norman, Graham, Colin, with Hugh behind the camera.

Ascending Loughrigg
Finding the more difficult way up
Langdale Pikes in the background
On the descent with Grasmere lake and village behind

Annual Dinner at the Eagle and Child

35 members attended another excellent annual dinner at the Eagle and Child in Staveley
Due to the poor weather during the day, Krysia's Appetite enhance Walk was cancelled.

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