Allendale and Beyond Day 1 - Allendale to Shorngate Cross
Walk 16 in Haltwhistle Spring Walking Festival, 2016. Photos by Marj Baillie, Geoff Chrisp and Maureen Hart
LIght snowfall in Haltwhistle Market Place at the start of the walk
Everyone is smiling at this point
More snow as the walk gets underway on the moors above Allendale
The walkers tramp bravely on
George looks after a gate
Marj tries to shield ewes and lambs from noisy observers
Coffee stop - which was brief
The snow has stopped briefly
Ann, our magnificent leader for this walk
The view from our coffee stop
The mandatory group photos as the snow starts again
Note that the snow is horizontal here
Lunch in the "shelter" of grouse butts
It was very wet inside the butts
A hot drink is very welcome
And a few sandwiches
Some observed from outside
Andy keeps smiling
Chris is a bit wet and cold
Wonderful views when the snow eases off
Tony, outside the shooters' hut
Are we nearly there?
Several people slipped over, but few photographers had cameras ready to capture them!
Brief respite in a shooters' hut. Massage for wet, frozen hands
Ketih, our weather man
The bus was waiting and we were ahead of time!
The cairn at Shorngate Cross
We survived!! Al, Marj and Tony
George fell fast asleep on the bus home.