Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Salving House Weekend –14th-16th August

A few belated pictures from a FRCC meet at the Salving House in Borrowdale, now able to travel up to the Lakes on a Friday makes a big difference to dashing up Friday evening and will be even more welcome as the days grow shorter.  Great company and another opportunity to add a few more Birketts to our list on Saturday by heading up east of the valley past Dock Tarn and over High and Low Saddle, through the old quarry and onto Shivery Knott, Shivery Man and Middle Crag before dropping down to the tea shop at Watendlath for a nice cup of tea and a scone.  We then climbed up from the valley over Grange Fell and Kings Howe before dropping back to Rosthwaite where the meet adjourned to the Scafell Hotel for a pint or two : ) 

 

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Over the garden wall at the Salving House

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On the Cumbrian Way before Stonethwaite

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Climbing up to Dock Tarn

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The Old Quarry – looking towards Blencathra

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Heather in bloom

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Dropping down to Watendlath

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Watendlath

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Derwentwater and Skiddaw beyong

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Heading down from Kings Howe

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Gateway to Borrowdale

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That Garden wall again

Sunday was a short outing to Castle Crag – a visit on our third round of the Wainrights

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The view from the approach to Castle Crag

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Weather closing in on the high fells – looking from Castle Crag

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Langdale Break – August

Very enjoyable few days mid week in Great Langdale with the girls, not that we would have known it was the height of summer with the weather.  However, the best was made of it and although mornings proved very wet the afternoons were better

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Leaving Bishop’s Scale

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Climbing Stickle Ghyll

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Stickle Tarn

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Looking down Great Langdale from Stickle Tarn

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Loft Crag catching the sun with Thorn crag beyond and Blea Tarn in the distance from Pike o’Stickle

Having completed a tour of the Langdale Pikes on day one, day two started poorly weatherwise, prompting a trip into Ambleside for morning coffee.  By the time we arrived back at Bishop’s Scale and had lunch there was a bit of respite from the rain and we headed up Rossett Gill to Angle Tarn.  From there the path up to Ore Gap took up up to Bow Fell where the rain came back on and we headed down to The Bank via Three Tarns.  We made the best of the weather, had a thoroughly good time – looking forward to the next time ladies Smile

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Winter Hill and Moors

 

A nice little eight mile run over Winter Hill, the Pike, Two Lads etc in warm conditions if a little overcast.  Rain threatened a couple of times, but didn’t amount to much.  Our moors looking lovely with summer colour despite the less than summery weather we’ve been having : )

 

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