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Gallery 2018 - October

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall

The winter season of slide shows started off with a good attendance to hear Jan present 'Fellfarers in Killin', in which she recounted the clubs hotel meet earlier this year. The superb snow conditions were once again experienced, but this time from the comfort of a chair.

See in the Gallery under March 2017 for more photos.

The lovely island of Colonsay has many attractions including fine beaches. Here is a photo of Kiloran bay taken from the highest point on the island, Carnan Eoin at a height of 143m.
Reaching the adjacent island of Oransay is something of an adventure, requiring a walk at low tide across the mud flats that link the two islands. This shot was taken early in the morning, with the glorious Paps of Jura just peaking out in the distance.

Mid-week meet at Rhyd Dhu in Wales

Eight members and friends enjoyed two nights at the Oread hut in Rhyd Dhu. On the way down, Mick and Clare, and Hugh separately enjoyed short walks on hills in the Clwyd valley. The others drove straight down and met up in the hut.
Wednesday was forecast to be cloudy but clearing, and the agreed walk was from the hut crossing the Snowdon Ranger track, and then to traverse Moel Cynghorion to Bwlch Cwm Brwgnog. Then if the weather had cleared, to traverse into the Clogwyn Du'r Arddu and scramble the East Terrace. In the event, the cloud was still down to 2,000 ft and the rocks damp and slippy, so the decision was taken to ascend the Snowdon Ranger track to the summit of Snowdown, and descend the Rhyd Dhy track back to the hut.
A meal was enjoyed in the Cwellyn Arms that night in front of a lovely log fire.
Thursday dawned sunny and clear, and various routes were tackled. Norman and Jenny stayed on for an extra night and walked the ridge from Moel Cyngorion to Moel Eilio. Jan and Kevin drove into the Idwal valley for a hill, Mick and Clare ticked off the Marilyn Hope Mountain near Wrexham, whilst Ruth and Hugh walked up Yr Eifl on the Lleyn Penninsula.
A very enjoyable three days walking: more please!

Below, the group in the old quarries above Rhyd Dhu. From left to right:Norman, Mick, Hugh, Ruth, Jenny, Kevin, Jan, Clare

On Moel Cyngorion , with the Snowdon Ranger track on the ridge behind.
Kevin, Hugh, Jan, and Jenny, with the Snowdon summit cairn behind.
Ruth and Jan on the summit cairn
Just below the clouds, with Llyn y Gader and Rhyd Dhu below in sunshine.
Evening meal in the Cwellyn Arms

From Norman and Jenny. Looking to Snowdon from Moel Eilio.
From Ruth and Hugh. On Yre Eifl looking to the superb Iron Age hill fort of Tre Ceiri.
From Jan and Kevin. On Glyder Fawr
From Jan and Kevin. The view north before descending the delightful but short scramble on the Y Gribin ridge
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