Sunday, 25th November 2012
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One of the becks showing the results of the recent rain
Looking up the Lune Valley with the Whin Fell ridge on the left
Elevenses on the flanks of Brant Fell
Mist still covers the tops of the fells
Calf Beck - the last one of the day
Beginning the long climb . . .
which seems to go on for ever . . .
but a group of fell ponies . . .
provide some interest on the way . . .
with one being encouraged to come closer . . .
as Kath tries to make a friend
A last look down the White Fell before we continue upwards - and into the mist
But who are the two dodgy-looking characters on The Calf?
Pat adds a rock to the cairn on Calders
Emerging from the mist the sun highlights traffic on the M6 . . .
and the views clear as we descend
A sheepfold provides the ideal spot for lunch, sheltering us from the biting wind
As the Rawthey Valley comes into view we are treated . . .
to some amazing views
Looking across Sickers Fell to the Rawthey Valley
Sunlight breaks through the cloud . . .
to highlight the summit of Crook
The V-shaped gulley of Settlebeck Gill . . .
with an interesting sky as we look back
We take a short pause where the path branches to cross the beck . . .
just above the waterfall . . .
and an interesting rock formation . . .
is spotted by John and Robb
The afternoon light catches the trees . . .
providing a contrast to the sky