Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Rucksack Club Navigation Challenge - 3rd October

Perfect weather for this annual event, having helped to put the controls out the day before, we couldn’t take part in the competition, instead, Ian Keith and I enjoyed a walk up from High Moss in the Duddon Valley.  Our route took us along the track to Seathwaite Tarn and up onto Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How and up onto the Old Man of Coniston before heading back over Dow Crag and along the ridge to White Maiden.  The Indian summer made for a fine day on the fells and a successful meet organised by Rae and Helen – many thanks for all the hard work and excellent hospitality  : )

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Doctor Bridge over the River Esk 

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Sunshine and shadows in Eskdale – putting out the controls on Friday

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Early morning mists at Turner Hall Farm, Duddon

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Late summer sunshine attracts the butterflies

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Heading to the Newfield Inn having put out some of the controls on Friday

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Along the lane

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Saturday – early morning mists clearing from Seathwaite Tarn

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Looking down to Seathwaite Tarn

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Inversion from the summit of Grey Friar

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The Grey Friar or little Matterhorn

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Looking down Prison Band to a mist covered Wetherlam

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Back at High Moss for the sunset

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Collecting the flags in on Sunday morning