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Gallery 2019 - July

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall

Evening Walk - A New Hutton ramble

A drizzly evening didn't deter 14 members and guests enjoying a two hour walk from Graham and Irene's house at Hayfellside. Through mainly fields with occasional minor roads, the walk went as far east as Hawkrigg before returning to Hayfellside via the lovely house called Hill Top, formerly Holme Park School. A drink in the Station Inn rounded off the evening nicely.
Thanks to Graham and Irene for a lovely walk.

From left to right: Kevin, Colin, Irene, Graham, Tina, Roger, Mick, Sam, Elaine, Clare, Val Calder, Margaret, Val Hunter, with Hugh taking the photo.

Looking at the fine view over Kendal

Hill Top



Quiet weekend at High House

Cheryl and Jason Smallwood, their friends, Ian and Sue, Roger and Margaret Atkinson, Margaret Cooper and Ellie Woodburn, Kevin Ford, Val Calder, Ruth Joyce and daughter and Evelyn, Jan Lancaster, Clare and Mick Fox, Norman Bell, and Jenny Scott.

Mick reports - On the Sturday, Roger, two Margarets and Ellie travelled by car, bus and foot to Keswick and back: Kevin went bagging Birketts on Glaramara: and the Smallwoods and co had a long day - Sourmilk Gill, the Gables, Sty Head, Corridor Route, Scafell Pike.

Eight of us enjoyed a bar meal at the Scafell that evening...well seven enjoyed theirs and I had a veggie option. Next year I'll take sandwiches

Mick reports - Ruth, Clare, Val, Jan, and Evelyn pictured here walked with me up by Taylorgill Force to Sty Head.


Then up the Band to the head of Skew Gill and a detour to look at Cust's Gully and Branch Gully (left for another day) and up Wainwright's 'pedestrian route'


To Great End summit which was surprisingly 'atmospheric' on such a sunny day. This photo is from Great End summit, looking across to Ill Crag, Broad Crag and Scafell Pike.

The ladies returned by Grains Gill for a swim while I descended into the big nameless amphitheatre behind Round How and back by the Corridor Route

On Sunday morning, nine people walked round to Combe Gill for a session climbing on the Glaciated Slab - Mick, Clare, Val, Jan, Kevin, Ruth, Evelyn, Jenny, and Norman. 

Val on Trod 'A' Tween, belayed by Mick

Norman on Trod Tethera
Jan on Trod Tan

Mid-week Walk - Codale/Newlands Area

Norman reports - A sunny morning and we assembled at the bridge in Braithwaite as planned - Mick, Clare, Colin, Val, Jenny, Norman, Tony, Sue, Frank, Jan, David, Graham, Irene, Ruth and Kevin. We headed off up the track towards Barrow Door, and the party separated with Jan, Kevin, Colin, Ruth, Tony, Sue, Jenny and Norman going over Stile End, Low Moss and 
Outerside, and rejoining the rest of the party at High Moss. We then followed the track under the crags at Long Comb and arrived at the
col next to Sail and headed straight down the other side, eventually finding an old landslip depression for a lunch stop, with a direct 
view of Knott Rigg.  A smattering of mizzle encouraged the donning of many coloured Jackets. After lunch we set off on the track following Rigg Beck down to the road, passing on our left, the ancient forest areas on the steep slopes of the Causey Pike ridge. A short stretch on the road and we crossed Newlands Beck to Ghyll Bank, stopping at the bridge where Jan, Ruth Jenny and Norman went for a dip in the deep waters under the bridge. Cool and Refreshing!  From Ghyll Bank we went on the road to Stair where we soon picked up the riverside path to Little Braithwaite, and thence along by the river to Braithwaite via the campsite. Much warmer in the valley, we had gorgeous ice creams at the wonderful general store in the village centre.

Below at the start of the walk, from left to right: Jan, Clare, Mick, Colin, Kevin, Irene, Tony, Frank, Graham, Jenny, David, Ruth, Sue, Val, with Norman taking the photo.

On the summit of Outerside
Norman taking the photo
Jenny, Norman, and Colin heading upwards
Under the crags towards Sail
The interesting path near Rigg Beck
Dragon Fly spotted near Rigg Beck, which Kevin says is a Golden-ringed dragonfly and the UK's longest at up to 84mm for the female
Who says that Fellfarers don't have a strong sense of fashion when it comes to head gear?
End of the walk: time for ice creams
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