DalesRail Gallery 2016

September 11th   A & D Party Photos


dalesrail-sept-11th-2016A Party line-up

dsc02450Ribblehead Station

dsc02452C & D Parties heading off with Ribblehead Viaduct  and Whernside in the background

dsc02454Ribblehead Quarry with geological sculpture

dsc02458D Party on the march

dsc02471Sulber Nick

dsc02481Descending into Thieves Moss, Moughton

dsc02483On the limestone pavements of Moughton

dsc02492Climbing out of Crummackdale

dsc02501What a wall !

dsc02499The wide open spaces of uppuer Ribblesdale

dsc02506How many miles to Heaven, David ?

dsc02507Journey’s end but not Heaven – well not quite !


August 28th

DSC02401Arrival at Kirkby Stephen

DSC02423The River Tees and castle at Barnard CastleDSC02404 The weir at Barnard Castle with the River Tees in spate after overnight heavy rain

DSC02408The D Party followed the Teesdale Way from Barnard Castle to Cotherstone and back

DSC02410Members of the D Party

DSC02407Having a good natter is part of the DalesRail experience

DSC02412New signpost at Cotherstone

DSC02413Typical Teesdale scenery at Cotherstone

DSC02417TrevorWhittaker  leads the way through the woodlands above the river

DSC02419Glimpses of the dale

DSC02429Homeward bound at the end of another enjoyable day on DalesRail

August 21st

DSC02352The E Party on the Coast to Coast Path crossing Smardale Fell

DSC02354The heather was in full bloom

DSC02356Smardale Bridge below

DSC02360Members of the E Party heading for Smardale Gill

DSC02364Smardale Gill Viaduct

DSC02370The Party followed the old railway track through Smardale Gill Nature Reserve

DSC02378Beyond Waitby the old railway track was followed

DSC02388Seen in Settle

August 14th

DSC02330Kirkby Stephen Station

DSC02331Trevor Whittaker leads the way climbing from Nateby

DSC02333Ascent of Tailbridge Hill  by the D Party

DSC02339Party at the summit

DSC02341A view down the little known Dukerdale4

DSC02342Heading down the C to C Path

DSC02344Looking back at Dukerdale

DSC02343Great views to the Howgills and Lake District

DSC02346Seen in Settle

July 17th

DSC02160D Party approaching Nateby

DSC02161Dropping down to the banks of the RIver Eden near Kirkby Stephen

July 10th

DSC02021Members of the D Party struggle througha wildflower jungle near Hof on the Dales High Way

DSC02024Admiring the river and waterfall at Rutter Force

DSC02025Rutter Force and Mill

DSC02026Rest stop Gt Ormside

July 3rd

DSC01992The E Party taking a breather in Nateby

DSC019911920’s AA signpost in Nateby

DSC01994Above Lockenthwaite with Wild Boar Fell and the Howgills as a backcloth

DSC01996Orchids in profusion


DSC01998Looking back at Tailbridge Hill bathed  in sunlight

DSC02001Heading down Fell Lane on the way to Hartley with the Pennine Escarpment in view

June 19th

DSC01981D Party members making new friends

DSC01983All say, ‘Ahhh’

DSC01988Along the banks of the River Eden

June 5th

DSC01801Members of the C party heading along the Pennine Bridleway with Garsdale Station in the distance

DSC01809‘Water Cut’ sculpture above Mallerstang

DSC01807C Party taking a breakDSC01810Heading down Lady Anne’s Walk

DSC01814Wildflower meadows near OuthgillDSC01820Lammerside Castle

DSC01821Towards Mallerstang Edge

DSC01822Homewardbound from Appleby

May 29th

JB Swaledale 3B Party heading up Swinner Gill

JB Swaledale 2Above Swinner Gill looking back to Swaledale

J B SwaledaleB Party  at the Trig Pillar Water Crag (photos courtesy – J Barnes)

DSC01703Members of the E Party dropping down to the River Swale from Ivelet Bridge

DSC01704Climbing to Gunnerside Lodge with views of Swaledale opening up

DSC01710Great views down the dale

DSC01714Heading up Gunnerside Gill

DSC01717Mountain pansies in full bloom


DSC01728 Our E Party with the head of Gunnerside Gill as a backdrop

DSC01741Return to Gunnerside passing through the old lead mine workings

DSC01747Enjoying the fine displays of bluebells

JW SwaledaleLast views of Swaledale from our coach as it climbs The Buttertubs

DSC01755Awaiting our train back to Lancashire on a rare warm evening at Ribblehead

May 22nd


Members of the D Party striding out across Ash Fell

DSC01685Lunch stop Ash Fell Cairn with Mallerstang Edge as a backdrop

DSC01689A colourful collection of cowslips

DSC01690Heading across Smardale Fell with storm clouds over Cross Fell

DSC01695On the Coast to Coast Path with the expanse of Stainmore beyond

DSC01696New use for old boots – Kirkby Stephen Youth Hostel

May 15th

The Norber Boulders looking across Crummackdale to Attermire

DSC01673Members of the D party at Norber