Sunday, 17th March 2013
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We really hadn't expected snow as we met on the car park
The sheep are hoping that we are bringing them some food . . .
but I'm afraid they will be disappointed . . .
and the lambs must wonder what all the 'white stuff' is!
Looking down . . .
and up the valley - it could be the middle of winter, not the middle of March
A peacock shows off its tail feathers . . .
and round the corner there are lots more . . .
including a peahen near the gate
There is still a little hay around . . .
for these two fell ponies
Pausing for a group shot en route to . . .
Drivers Heights Farm
Fell Wood is looking very picturesque . . .
but you wouldn't think that it is now mid March!
Making our way through the wood . . .
involves dodging the falling snow
Joining the main track . . .
we exit the woods . . .
and take advantage of the wall for our elevenses stop
Lower Ogden Reservoir . . .
and Upper Ogden Reservoir
Beginning the climb . . .
there are views back over Lower Ogden Reservoir . . .
and Fell Wood
Higher up the sun makes a brief appearance
The summit is quite busy today . . .
and at the edge there are the beginnings of a cornice
The circular shelter keeps the wind away as we stop for lunch
The Scout Cairn has a 'snow hat' . . .
and provides the opportunity for a group photo
Was there water here when they built the wall?
Looking across the Ribble Valley to the Chipping Fells . . .
where the snow highlights the route up Parlick
The cairn on Mearley Moor stands as a memorial . . .
to two members of the Clayton-le-Moors Harriers
Crossing Howcroft Brook . . .
was a little tricky in these conditions