Monday, 20 October 2014

Saturday 18th October – above Coniston Water

 

A bright blustery day when the winds made the higher fells unappealing.  We chose to tick off a few of Wainrights outlying fells.

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Looking out to Morcambe Bay

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Into the storm

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

A Wander in Wasdale

 

The morning after the celebration of completers of the Joss Naylor Traverse heralds a stroll from Greendale Bridge led by Joss.  As the strong winds made the fell tops unattractive a low level walk showing off the autumn colours in Lakeland was enjoyed by all.

 

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Langdale Fell Race - Saturday 11th October

 

Out on the race route to support friends racing and with Ian still struggling with a knee problem and not racing, it was good to have company.  This classic Lakeland fell race of 13 miles and almost five thousand feet of ascent was a true test for the runners with the heavy rain earlier in the day making for very slippery conditions on the wet rocks resulting in a few nasty accidents.  Conditions improving and by the time we returned to the race finish glorious sunshine bathed the valley of Great Langdale.

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Middle Fell Farm at the start of the race – poor visibility and some drizzle around

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A determined start from the eventual race winner Rhys Findlay Robinson – Dark Peak

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The Langdale Pikes from The Band

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Poor visibility at Three Tarns below Bow Fell

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Spot the runner

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Heading up to Crinkle Crags

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Clearing clouds gave some spectacular views from the summits

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Marshalls at the summit on Crinkle Crags

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The track avoiding the Bad Step

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The Bad Step

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Leaving the Bad Step

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Rivington Saturday 4th October

Heavy rain forecast in the morning and so my run waited until the sunny afternoon.  A stroll around Rivington Reservoir and a coffee at the Bowling Green made a pleasant outing Smile

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Playtime

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Serious stuff this crown green bowling!

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