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Sunday, 27 May 2018

Howgill Fells, day 2

Wild Boar Fell
To 708m
5/5/96
Start Cote(?) Gill Bridge 775 969
Down to Aisgill Farm
Under the viaduct
Along the wall to 773986
cut across to 766000
Along the ridge to Nab, Wild boar fell & the cairns at High White Scar.
Cut down to Aisgill Head and on to 754973
Up to Swarth Fell, Swarth Fell Pike and down Far Cote gill
Down the waterfall and the car!
Leader trip.
4 hours.
7.5m
2 people
Dave Whatman
Brilliant, not too hot, sunny & perfectly clear. Excellent walk / stroll.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Howgill Fells, 1996

Fascinating place names!

Cautley Spout & Others
To 676m
4/5/96
Start 697967
NW path up valley to 686981 then Yarlside, Kenscriff, Randygill Topp.
Down to 679996, up to 675 944, then Hazel Gill Nott, down to 667993 around spur & up West Grain to Windscarth Wyke then Breaks Head, fell Head back to Windscarth Wyke.
Next Bush Howel, White Fell Head, The Calf (676m), Bramm Rigg Top, Little Dummacks & Calders , Great Dummocks and down Cautley Spout.

Lead trip, 5 hours, 12 miles
Chris, Janet, Helen, Andy W, Andy V

Excellent weather, fantastic visibility across to the Lakes & Three Peaks.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Carnedds, Snowdonia, 1996

Up to 976m, 15km distance
13/1/96
5 hours
Chris Page, Andy Wakeling, Chris Hughes
Heavy rain & wind, cloudy & snow in places.
Andy abseiled on the groud & I sledged on mud.
From 662720 up path through woods above Afon Rhaeder Fawr then across the scree to the top of  Aber falls. Steady gradient not up the main route & steeply up the following tributary to 685675 then across to Carnedd Uchaf to Foel Grach then back along & over Foel Fras does to Llyn Anafon following the path back down.
Horrible long slog up.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Black Mountain, 1996

Pen Cerrig Clach 217224, start & finish @ 233229
Horseshoe to Pen Y Gadair Fawr 229288
Up to 810m, approx 25km.
17/2/1996
Leader trip, 7-8 hours, 5 people (Helen, Neil, Andy V, Janet).
Strong wind, rain, snow on ground, probably excellent in clear weather.