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Gallery 2019 - August

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall


Evening walk from Mealbank

On a lovely sunny evening, Colin and Val led 20 members along various paths and bridleways from Skelsmergh church to Patton Bridge and back.

The group passing Harry Bank on the left on their way to Littlemire
Some youngsters just have too much energy

The group passing Black Moss Tarn with the Howgills in the distance



Fellfarers getting excited at seeing an old Land Rover (well some did)
Club members man the check points for the Borrowdale Fell Race, and the video on YouTube here gives a view of most of them on the way round.




Spirit of '34 weekend at High House

1934 was the year that K Fellfarers were formed, and this weekend was an opportunity to enter into the spirit of those times, with a prize for those who most encapsulated the spirit.
Jan writes - There were 7 of us at High House for the spirit of 34 weekend.  Two groups of two walked to the hut, thankfully on the better of the two wet and windy days.  The tops were quiet!
Maja and her pal Graham caught the bus from Kendal to Thirlmere and walked via Blea Tarn to Watendlath (for coffee) and The Scafell (for crisps) then on to HIgh House.
 Ruth and Jan walked from Wall End Farm, Langdale (using a Bartholomew's map) via Esk Hause and Grains Ghyll to High House.  They carried a primus for a cup of tea on arrival.  (A bottle of wine might have been lighter - Maja did have some in her light weight water bottle). 
Three 'modern day' members were also at High House and rumours are that they brought pillows and towels.  A good weekend.  We decided everyone had won

As yes, the old Bartholemews maps: whatever happened to them?

As used by Jan and Ruth walking over from Langdale.

Ruth, with Great Gable in the background
Maja looking through the window of High House and enjoying the spectacle of the primus stove.
This photo was taken by Graham, and is of Jan taking a photo of the primus stove outside High House.

Some black and white photos from Maja and Graham on their walk over from Thirlmere.

On the way to Watendlath from near Standing Crag, looking across to the Helvellyn range

Blea Tarn
Watendlath Tarn

Mid-week Walk from Dufton

Norman reports - From the car park at Dufton we headed off up the lane to Pus Gill  and on behind Dufton Pike upwards via Threlkeld Side, stopping at an old lime kiln, below White Rake, for a drink. Onward up onto the peaty moor and stopped for lunch, sheltering from the wind behind the shooting box near Great Rundale Tarn. Next, a peaty, boggy, tussocky trek in a southerly direction to the trig point near the edge of the moors at 692 m elevation. We followed a feint track along the better ground on the hill end and round to overlook High Cup Gill. Descent to the Narrow Gate Path was further to the NE to avoid the steep rocky slope. Then we followed this path back to Dufton, withstanding a short heavy horizontal shower of some intensity.
Mick had previously spotted ( in Dufton ) an old house name ' Lwonnin Fyeat' and we discussed what could be the mneaning. As the house was at the end of the lane where we started the walk, his explanation of 'Lane foot' seemed reasonable, as 'lonnin' for lane is fairly well known. In the cafe ( excellent tea and cake ) the local man confrimed the meaning and spoke the pronunciation of the second word as 'fyert'. Personally I've never heard this used for foot in the dialect, and we wondered if it had sneaked over the Pennines from the NE.

The group below: Norman, Frank, Clare, Mick, and Kevin.

Ascending by Pus Gill
Lime kiln break
Group at the Trig Point, with the MOD 'golf ball' on Great Dun Fell in the background.
Looking over Dufton Pike and the Upper Eden Valley
High Cup Gill and the Nick
Returning to Dufton
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