DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015

September 6th   – Last DalesRail of 2015


DSC00048Arrival at Appleby

DSC00055E Party members head out towards Flakebridge Woods with High Cup Nick ahead

DSC00058Heading to Dufton with the Lake District Mountains on the horizon

DSC00065In Dufton Ghyll

DSC00079Back at Appleby the party were in time to see the arrival of a steam hauled train. Here Galatea takes on water

DSC00082Passengers get out to stretch their legsDSC00095Our train home was less exciting

DalesRail3B Party on the summit of Wild Boar Fell

150906(40)_edited-1Heading north off Swarth Fell

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John Barnes took these stunning views of the Red Arrows flying below their walking party on Wild Boar Fell

DalesRail 2The Red Arrows were flying from an air display in Northern Ireland to an air show at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire


The last operational Vulcan Bomber over Birkett Common

August 30th

150830(17)_edited-1-1 Members of the B Party at Aberdene Tarn above Swaledale

150830(15)-1-1Crossing the purple carpet on the tops at Woodhall Greets

DSC09989The alternative D Party visited the memorial and resting place of Romany in the Eden Valley. Romany was a celebrity radio naturalist and author of the 1930’s with a following of millions.

DSC09990Also visited, the ancient church at Addingham

DSC09992Viking hogsback tomb cover in the church porch

DSC09994The party at the prehistoric impressive stone circle known as Log Meg and her Daughters


The 59 stones of the circle date back to between 3300 & 900 BC

LongMegAndHerDaughters(SimonLedingham)May2005An aerial view of the locationDSC09998Trevor Whittaker leads his party near Langwathby

August 16th

DSC09909Members of the D Party above Blea Moor Tunnel, Dentdale

DSC09915Heading over the Tunnel top into Ribblesdale with Ingleborough in the distance

DSC09916Ventilation shaft now a weather station

DSC09917Arrived back at Ribblehead Station just in time to see a steam train coming over the viaduct

DSC09919Leander powers through Ribblehead Station

June 28th

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 021Kirkoswald Church and the location of St Oswald’s Well against the west wall

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 026Leader, David Pryer sups a cup of water from the well

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DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 023A rare opportunity to walk through the grounds of Statfield Hall

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 022Craig Ward & Roger Berry admire the viw from the Hall’s terrace

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 024A view to Blencathra and the northern Lake District

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 025Slow worm as seen on the lane near the entrance to Coombs Wood, Armathwaite. Neither a worm nor a snake, the slow worm is a legless lizard.

June 8th

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 016It must be Appleby Horse Fair time with this parked gypsy caravan

Yore House Bridge June 8thD Party at Yore House Bridge

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 011Fugures in a big landscape – on the Pennine Bridleway climbing to The HighwayDalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 013Wild Boar Fell forms a backdrop

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 015In Cotterdale

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 017Rest and refreshment at The Moorcock

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 018Time to go home – Garsdale in evening sunshine

C Party Photos courtesy of John Barnes

150607(4)_edited-1At Hull Pot on the way up Pen y Ghent

150524(5)-1Thistle Green

150607(14)_edited-1Overdale with Pen y Ghent as a backdrop

May 31st

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 003Members of the D Party walking the Eden Way between Armathwaite and Wetheral

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 004Exploring the gateway to the long vanished Wetheral Priory

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 005Stairway to Heaven? No, just the 99 steps up to Wetheral Station

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 006The party crossing the footpath alongside Wetheral Viaduct built 1834

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015The view from the Viaduct

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 007Our train to Carlisle arrives at Wetheral with its distinctive North eastern Railway footbridge

May 24th

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 001Members of the Alternative D Walk met Caro Woods and her horse, Tom in Crummackdale. They are travelling from Lindisfarne to Cornwall – a journey taking three months. Caro is raising money for the Riding for the Disabled Association. You can find out more about her journey by Googling – Pilgrim on Horseback

DalesRail Photo Gallery 2015 002Great display of bluebells below Wharfe Wood

Views from the Train (courtesy Clive Burton)

IMG_1932-1Crossing Ribblehead Viaduct

IMG_1931 (2)Mallerstang Edge approaching Kirkby Stephen

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