DalesRail Gallery 2014

Sunday, May 18th

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Members of the D Party admire the view down Crummackdale from Moughton

DalesRail 2014 004The D party walk through a carpet of bluebells near Wharfe Wood

DalesRail 2014 006Looking into the depths of Dry Rigg Quarry

May 25th

DalesRail 2014 001  Members of the D Party on the Oxclose Road above Wensleydale

June 8th

Family Photos 2014 004 A perfect lunch stop near Ladthwaite

Family Photos 2014 007Psst! I think we’re being followed. The view above Winton in the Eden Valley looking north to Murton Pike and Dufton Pike

Family Photos 2014 009Grand Canyon? No, just the trackbed of the old Stainmore Railway which ran between Teba and Barnard Castle

Sunday, June 15thDalesRail 2014 017 Members of the F Party descending into Sedbergh on the Dales Way with the Howgill Fells forming a backdrop

DalesRail 2014 018Admiring the award winning garden in MillthropDalesRail 2014 019The F Party in Millthrop

June 22nd

140622(17)The B Party ascending Darnbrook Fell with Mallerstang Edge in the background

140622(21)The summit reached! (Photos courtesy of John Barnes)

DalesRail 2014 020Our DalesRail train arriving at GarsdaleDalesRail 2014 023Garsdale Station from Whitelaw Head

DalesRail 2014 026Members of the C Party climbing Swarth Fell Pike with Cotter Rigg and Wensleydale forming a backcloth

DalesRail 2014 025Among the cottongrass

DalesRail 2014 030Look, Wild Boar Fell is over there!

DalesRail 2014 033Summit cairns on Wild Boar Fell with the profiles of Ingleborough and Whernside on the horizon

DalesRail 2014 037The last resting place of an unknown rambler!

DalesRail 2014 035Great views across the Vale of Eden as the party head off Wild Boar Fell over High Dolphinsty

June 29th

DalesRail 2014 038Members of the E Party near Thirwall when walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path

DalesRail 2014 039Refreshment break at Milecastle 48 at Poltcross Burn

DalesRail 2014 052Good view of the passing trains on the Carlisle – Newcastle Line

DalesRail 2014 043Inspecting the Wall at Gilsland

DalesRail 2014 045A well preserved section of Hadrain’s Wall near Willowford

DalesRail 2014 046Roman inscription written by a Wall builder and now incorporated into the barn at Willowford Farm

DalesRail 2014 051Orchid in bloom near Birdoswald

DalesRail 2014 050Members of the D Party approaching the end of their walk ar Birdoswald and observed by Japanese tourists

July 6th

DalesRail 2014 064 A view of Smardale with the disused viaduct now part of the Smardale Nature Reserve

DalesRail 2014 067Members of the D Party on the old railway and passing the former limekilns in Smardale

DalesRail 2014 070Some of the D Party crossing Smardale Viaduct, built in 1860 by the North Eastern Railway to carry the Darlington to Tebay route. Mainly used to transport coke from the north east to Barrow ironworks it was also used by local passneger trains and holiday specials from Tyneside to Blackpool and Morecambe. What a lovely journey to begin your hols!

DalesRail 2014 066Now the trackbed and embankments are a haven for wildflowers and rare butterflies. here a clump of marsh orchids are in full bloom

DalesRail 2014 071The Nature Reserve now includes the section of line beyond Waitby with its atmospheric cuttings

DalesRail 2014 057Also spotted was the fairly rare Butterfly Orchid and…………

DalesRail 2014 072…………Marsh HelliborineDalesRail 2014 056This being the ‘Tour de France’ weekend we even had the special ‘Tour wrapped’ train to take us down to Settle

July 20thNear Appleby July 20th 2014 (7) A view down Appleby’s main street

Near Appleby July 20th 2014 (5)The almshouses, ApplebyNear Appleby July 20th 2014Members of the D Party near Appleby with High Cup Nick in the background

Near Appleby July 20th 2014 (1)At Rutter ForceNear Appleby July 20th 2014 (2)Rutter Force and Mill

July 27th

DalesRail 2014 075Members of the E Party crossing the River Eden at Crackenthorpe

DalesRail 2014 076Down in the jungle something stirs!!

August 17th

DalesRail 2014 078The E Party crossing Cumberland Bridge at Armathwaite

DalesRail 2014 077Above Armathwaite

August 31st

SIMG_1055 (2)Steam hauled excursion in Ribblesdale

IMG_1066 (2)Lunch stop for the D party at Moughton Scar

IMG_1063 (2)Impressive limestone scenery on Moughton Scar

IMG_1068 (2)Sunset at Settle Station at the end of another all too short DalesRail season. (Photos courtesy of Clive Burton)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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