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Gallery 2020 - January

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall

42nd Annual Glencoe Meet
Joint with Bassetlaw MC

K Fellfarers - Mick, Jan, Norman, Hugh, Veronica, Graham, Sarah, James
Bassetlaw MC - Mel, Charles, Adam, Alvin, Dave

Unfortunately, it was a wet weekend, but everyone enjoyed it nevertheless. Kevin was booked to come but illness got in the way. Veronica and Graham invited their two children Sarah and James so they made up Rowan chalet: Bassetlaw filled Birch, leaving the magnificent Oak chalet for Mick, Jan, Norman, Mel, and Hugh.
The Kendal contingent travelled up in Hugh's car, stopping off for a walk to The Whangie as recommended by Graham Ramsbottom. It lies in the Kilpatrick Hills just east of Dumbarton , and is a interesting defile thru the rock face: well worth a visit. Access to the public bar was only available after 7.30 due to the filming of a romantic film - The Perfect Stranger.
Saturday dawned wet, and various wet weather options were undertaken. The Kendal contingent walked thru the Steall gorge at the end of Glen Nevis, for some spectacular water displays and wire bridge antics. The Bassetlaw crew walked down into Glencoe village and explored the Lochan Trail in the grounds of Invercoe House.
Music in the bar in the evening was some good fiddle playing with guitar accompaniment from two females, but low key. The actor, and ex Doctor Who, Sylvester McCoy was spotted in the bar that evening: he was taking part in the film being shot. Also noted was the synthetic snow lying around outside.
Sunday was a better day, but home was calling, and the drive back was made with a coffee stop at the Balquider Kingshouse, now called Mhor 84.
13 places have been booked for 2021, in Rowan, Birch, and Beech chalets, as Oak is not available. When prices become available mid 2020, full payment will be asked from those wanting to go.

Below in the Rowan chalet party on Saturday night. From left to right:
Standing: Graham, Dave, Mick, Charles, Mel, Adam.
Seated: Hugh, Veronica, Norman, Jan, Alvin.
On the floor: James, with Sarah taking the photo.

In The Whangie: Jan, Mick, and Norman
Mick and Hugh watching the roaring water in the Steall gorge.
Jan, Mick, and Hugh at the head of the Steahl gorge, with the spectacular waterfall An Steall behind
Mick grappling with the wire bridge over the Waters of Nevis.
Jan enjoying crossing the wire bridge
The view of Aonach Dubh from the chalets on Sunday morning.
Sunday morning, looking up into Coire nam Beith, a possible route for March on the hotel meet.



Charlies Walk
Six members and three guests plus 5 dogs turned up for Charlie's walk. Windy but dry. At Charlie's spot five headed for Staveley and four returned to Kendal. Clare and sister Kate were joined by Val Calder for lunch in the Union Jack after walk. Val didn't make the walk as she was just recovering from a viral infection.


Mid-week Walk - Around Staveley

Mike & Adelle, Mick & Clare, Tony & Sue, Graham & Irene, Norman, Jenny, Jan, Ruth, Kevin, Sam, Les, and Hugh
The intended walk over to Longsleddale returning via Skeggles Water, was cut short by Mike and Adelle due to the poor weather forecast. After coffee in Wilfs, 16 members set off for Gurnal Dubs via a route not known to most members, and lunch was taken by its edge. In the driving rain, the return was made via Potter Tarn and Side House before crossing the Kent at Hagg Foot, and returning to Staveley on the south side of the river. A wet walk indeed. Thanks to Mike and Adelle for another walk on new paths.

Mike in Wilf's explaining the change of route to some of the group.
Heading out of Staveley before the rain started
Crossing a beck, but no one slipped in this time.
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