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Thursday 15th October 2009

Start point: Barley Bridge, Staveley (SD 470 987)

Hugill Fell (OF) from Staveley

Distance: 1.6 miles     Total Ascent: 160 metres     Time Taken: 30 minutes

Weather: Damp and dreary. 15oC.

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It was a claggy old day today with the mist and drizzle clinging to the fell sides. I opted for a shorter - and lower - walk up to Hugill Fell, the perfect training ground for Dougal. He needs to practice those descents though, it was amusing watching him trying to keep up with Casper and running at full pelt down the hill only to bowl over when his legs could go no faster!

Heron reflection on the weir at Barley Bridge.

He had a good perch and was quite content to sit around. Better here than at my garden pond!

The weir.

Tommy Haircut.

Looking back towards Staveley from the climb. Damp and dreary it was, but also very warm.

Running for Hugill Fell, the cairn visible on the skyline.

Kentmere from Hugill Fell.

The cairn on Hugill Fell seems to change shape every time I visit. Nice to see it still there though.

Casper and Dougal at the cairn. Look at all the flying ants buzzing around the cairn, there were thousands of them today.

Looks like a couple of people have reached the top of Reston Scar across the way.

'What are you doing up there?'.

Reflections on a calm River Kent.

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