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A short report of a short walk

A short report of a short walk


Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:12 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Great Stony Hill

Date walked: 05/12/2012

Time taken: 1

Distance: 4.25 km

Ascent: 150m

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I realised just how stupid I'd been before I even opened the boot. My plan for the day had been to head up to Teesdale to take some pics of the wonderful waterfalls of the Tees but I had now realised I'd left a critical component of this plan at home on the sitting room floor. Yes, I'd left my camera at home when setting off on a photography trip. :oops: :cry:

I was not a happy bunny to say the least as I got back in the car to ponder what to do next. I had limited time anyway so the hour drive back home to rectify the situation was out. I decided, so as not to waste the day completely I'd use the trip to grab a quick Hewitt. I continued up the B6277 increasingly gingerly as the snow and ice increased on the road. The views of this beautiful dale with a covering of snow were sublime leaving me with mixed feelings, great to witness but I'd have loved to record them properly.

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I managed to get the car off the road but not blocking the gate to the track up Great Stony Hill and set off with Hughie through the snow. I very rapidly felt much better and even took a few pics with my phone that didn't turn out too bad :) I made the summit quickly and enjoyed the fine panorama before heading back home to find I'd won walk report of the month :D Not a bad day at all in the end.

Here are a few pics
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Upper Teesdale

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Looking back down the dale

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On the way up

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Hughie by the fence

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Boundary marker?

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Summit cairn

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Ice on the fence at the summit

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Icicles

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On the way down

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Final shot
Last edited by johnkaysleftleg on Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:01 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:23 pm

whoops wrong button
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby Simo » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:33 pm

Forgot the camera :shock: That's Sunluns excuse for not scoring goals" We forgot to bring a :lol: ball". At least ya made up for it by posting this report twice. Still good pics tho of our great region.
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:53 pm

Simo wrote:Forgot the camera :shock: That's Sunluns excuse for not scoring goals" We forgot to bring a :lol: ball". At least ya made up for it by posting this report twice. Still good pics tho of our great region.


The useless b*****s could have a hundred balls and still not score :lol: So glad I saw the light a good few years ago. 8)
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby ChrisW » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:01 am

Absolute sickener JK, I've done the 'camera forgetting' thing myself recently :roll: so I just went without it, it really didn't feel the same somehow. This wee wander looks a chilly bugger, maybe a short walk was the order of the day :D
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby SusieThePensioner » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:34 pm

johnkaysleftleg wrote:I realised just how stupid I'd been before I even opened the boot
johnkaysleftleg wrote:whoops wrong button

Oh dear, at least you are human and not some super photography robot who always manages wonderful images :lol: :lol:
Glad you were able to make the most of the opportunity and still have some good photos :thumbup:

johnkaysleftleg wrote:The useless b*****s could have a hundred balls and still not score So glad I saw the light a good few years ago.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Won't say too much as I'm one of the others and we're not doing that well :roll:
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby L-Hiking » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:01 pm

Still some nice pics JK and never mind about ur football team :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:49 pm

ChrisW wrote:Absolute sickener JK, I've done the 'camera forgetting' thing myself recently :roll: so I just went without it, it really didn't feel the same somehow. This wee wander looks a chilly bugger, maybe a short walk was the order of the day :D


When I first got out the car I was hit by a blast of wind that gave me serious second thoughts but fortunataly it was no more than a steady breeze for the rest of the time I was out. I even got a sweat on :shock:

SusieThePensioner wrote:Oh dear, at least you are human and not some super photography robot who always manages wonderful images :lol: :lol:


:lol: If only. :D

L-Hiking wrote:Still some nice pics JK and never mind about ur football team :lol: :lol: :lol:


There not mine anymore, disowned them years ago :lol:
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby colgregg » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:24 pm

A nice little wander. I'm working my way round there over the next few months (this fell, Burnhope Seat etc). At least you had a decent phone camera judging by the pics. Did a Teesdale walk last year and camera batteries died on me so I had to rely on a Blackberry camera which wasn't very good at all. I don't know what's worse, forgetting the camera or bringing it and forgetting to charge the damned batteries.
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:55 pm

colgregg wrote:A nice little wander. I'm working my way round there over the next few months (this fell, Burnhope Seat etc). At least you had a decent phone camera judging by the pics. Did a Teesdale walk last year and camera batteries died on me so I had to rely on a Blackberry camera which wasn't very good at all. I don't know what's worse, forgetting the camera or bringing it and forgetting to charge the damned batteries.


Hopefully you get a clear day for Great Stony Hill because it really does have some fine views.
I once had a battery die on me on Blackhall Beach very early one morning, the light was fabulous but all I could do was have a cup of tea from my flask and enjoy it. I ordered a back up the next day so I'd always have a fully charged one in my camera bag. (See Susie more evidence that I'm human) :wink:
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby pgrizz » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:39 pm

Know how it feels! Got out the car at Hanging Shaws to find no camera in rucksack, a senior moment is what I put it down to. So had to go back the following day to take the pictures I had noticed the day before.
Great Stoney Hill is a fine summit, some nice pictures.
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:22 pm

pgrizz wrote:Know how it feels! Got out the car at Hanging Shaws to find no camera in rucksack, a senior moment is what I put it down to. So had to go back the following day to take the pictures I had noticed the day before.
Great Stoney Hill is a fine summit, some nice pictures.


Cheers Paul, nice to know I'm not the only one.
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby garyhortop » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:15 pm

Wow....looked like a really nice wander there JK and some stunning photo's!! Can you send some of the frozen and cold white stuff south please!!?? :D
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Re: A short report of a short walk

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:52 pm

garyhortop wrote:Wow....looked like a really nice wander there JK and some stunning photo's!! Can you send some of the frozen and cold white stuff south please!!?? :D


I'll have a word but I can't promise anything :wink:
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