Sunday, 8th February 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Slaidburn , Sadler Hill , Newton , River Hodder
Start Point: Slaidburn car park Grid Reference: SD 713 523
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 1,00 feet
Time: 4 hours    
Weather: Dry, cool with sunny spells. Good visibility
Comments: Despite the wintry conditions elsewhere, 12 hardy ramblers made the road trip to the village of Slaidburn. We were rewarded with wonderful weather despite light snow on the fells and the forecast threat of further snow later in the day. The walk was pleasing with views of the surrounding fells and the snow cover peaks of Ingleborough and Pen- y- Ghent on the horizon.

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Not warmed up yet

 

Marjorie keeps the leader on the right track, Sadler hill in the distance

 

Heading south towards Broadhead Farm and the Fells

 

Always the gentleman, Bill assists Marjorie across Skelshaw Brook

 

Gentleman Bill holds the gate for Dorothy

 

Striding out up the track to Fell Side

 

I'm a grubby, shaggy Scottish wee cow

 

Noble beasts watch and wonder, Mother and . . .

 

calf

 

Fell Side

 

A warning to strangers or a strange warning????

 

Coffee stop . . .

 

above Fell Side

 

Robb counts team at Chatburn Nab, --- that's 10 plus me and him over there

 

Should be Old Ned's pile of stones, --- Grid Ref is OK!

 

  Lunch alongside River Hodder, near Newton

 

Are ewe having a nice day ladies????

 

Lunch over the group continue along the Hodder towards Newton Bridge

 

Bridge at Newton, as Bill crosses it

 

Frozen un-named lake, SD706506

 

Dunnow Hall nestling in the hillside

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