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Stormy weather in the Howgills

It seems odd when posting these today on a relatively mild day. This was a week ago up on the Howgills with some friends. Our route took us up by Cautley Spout, then up on to the main ridge and along to the summit of the Calf.

An unpromising day cleared in the early afternoon and gave way to squally snow showers. I love being in the mountains when the weather is like this. It just seems to bring the place alive. None of the showers lasted more than about 15 minutes but we all got a severe stinging from the driving hail when they passed over.

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Andy Goldsworthy’s sheep fold above Cautley Spout

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The lads

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Tim on the summit

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Wonderful light

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…and moody skies

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A snow shower heading our way

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… and clearing.

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Headed up in to the highlands for New Year and stayed at the excellent Kinlochewe Hotel. The weather was a big letdown and high winds kept me off the mountain tops. Unfortunately the flat light really didn’t help with photography either in fact my most interesting images from the trip were taken whilst driving home.

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This forlorn looking hut was one of those driveby shootings. It just looked interesting. The other is the Falls of Rogie which is a short way of the road but worth the walk, certainly after heavy rain.

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