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Gallery 2017 -September

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall

Away Meet - Black Sail YHA

The two nights stay at the iconic Black Sail Hostel was enjoyed by five members despite the wet weather. All five walked in the six miles from the Bowness Knott car park on a drizzly Sunday afternoon. Monday was forecast heavy rain, and it did. Mick added a new Wainwright route up Great Gable to his list, and the other four walked up Scarth Gap onto Haystacks. Then along the boundary fence in the wind, rain, and mist to Seavy Knott and back down ito the valley via Loft Beck. The afternoon was spent in the hostel with perhaps up to fifty Coast-to-Coast walkers calling in for shelter and a brew. Tuesday dawned not quite as wet, and the members returned to their cars and coffee in Cockermouth. A great experience in a cosy place, with lots of promises to return.

From left to right below: Hugh, Angie, Mick, Clare, and Ruth.

The hostel in its setting at the head of Ennerdale .
Nice and cosy inside once you'd removed all the wet clothing

Angie had the wild weather about right in her sketch book below
Norman and Jenny had a day on that fine hill Cadair Idris last weekend, and he says - The mist was slow to clear and we did the Minffordd circuit while it was misty on the tops and very windy. Lunch was taken in the stone hut at Penygadair next to the summit. Eventually the forecast clear sky came as we descended from Mynydd Moel. A great walk none-the-less.
Looking down one of the steep gullies to Llyn Cae.
Walkers in the mist ascending the first top, the summit of Craig Cwm Amarch.
The summit and the stone hut at Penygadair, the main summit at 
893 m.

In the clear weather, looking back at the 1st summit while
descending Mynydd Moel.


Midweek Walk - High Newton to Windermere

There was a good turn out for this walk led by Mike Walford. Meeting at Kendal bus station, the group caught the bus to High Newton and walked to Windermere via Gummers How, catching the bus back to Kendal.

Group gathering on Whitestones
Simpson Ground Tarn
Clare making friends with a tup
Group at the gate for Gummers How
Re-grouping on the slope of Gummers How overlooking Lakeside
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