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 . . .




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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