Alston Weekend Away

28th March 2009

Saturday's long walk over Allendale
Is it worth even setting out in this weather?
Is it worth even setting out in this weather?
River East Allen
River East Allen
Lambs only just born
Lambs only just born
Derelict church at Spartylea
Derelict church at Spartylea

The weather clears...
The weather clears...
...but there's still plenty of snow on the tops
...but there's still plenty of snow on the tops
Heather buried in wind-sculpted snow
Heather buried in wind-sculpted snow
Across the Icy Wastes
Across the Icy Wastes

We spy a snowball target..
We spy a snowball target..
As Ed hits the target of Chris's shoulder
As Ed hits the target of Chris's shoulder
Glad we didn't choose this road to get to the walk start
Glad we didn't choose this road to get to the walk start
Ed's having his Scotch Egg, even if everyone leaves him behind
Ed's having his Scotch Egg, even if everyone leaves him behind

Andrew leaves the shelter of the cairn
Andrew leaves the shelter of the cairn
Jon leads the way up to Kilhope Law
Jon leads the way up to Kilhope Law
The bleak Kilhope Law
The bleak Kilhope Law
674 cold meters up
674 cold meters up

Killhope Law
Killhope Law
Descent back to Allenheads
Descent back to Allenheads
In the Allenheads Inn (antiques bar)
In the Allenheads Inn (antiques bar)

Walk led by John McN; photos by Chris B and Vince B
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