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    More grandad and grandson 'torcher reports needed!
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    A cracker last night; Pen-y-Ghent from Horton-in-Ribblesdale in very evocative, quite wintry conditions. Being the old slow-coach I set off at 18.00 via Horton Scar lane. The other four started at 18.45 to go via Bracken Bottom and the Southern Crags, they overhauled Stolly, Hester & dogs on the way up.
    As I arrived at the trig, three lads from Gargrave came up from the crags, our lads were ten minutes behind them.
    After a photo-call, we spotted S & H's lights coming up from the crags as we departed for Horton Scar Lane.
    We overtook the Gargrave lads in the lane, near the slab of bedrock that used to cause a bit of carnage in the 3Ps CX, before it was levelled over with gravel. In the lower section of the lane, we could see S & H's lights descending towards Bracken Bottom.
    A nice drive in snowy conditions to the newly refurbished Station Hotel at Ribblehead for a quick apres-run.

    Being the first Thursday in December my route was a 13th anniversary re-enactment of my first 'Feral Bat Run', away from our regular Tuesday evenings on Beacon Fell
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    Great report Wheezing Donkey. Nice to hear Stolly and Hester trying somewhere new to run too

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    A 20 min Hope-powered mainly road trot out with our Tussock

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    14 Bowland Bats out on Beacon Fell for Burns Night. Veggie Haggis & crackers at the trig (courtesy of No.6 of this parish) then various groups on various circuits around the forest trails. A right cracker of a night despite the deluge then back to the Tillies for 'open mike' evening.
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    Sounds a belter WD

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    Quite a few headtorches out in the Forest of Bowland on Saturday night / Sunday morning. Pretty pleased that my LED Lenser H7R.2 kept going strongly for the full 10 hours, and still doesn't need recharging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB View Post
    Quite a few headtorches out in the Forest of Bowland on Saturday night / Sunday morning. Pretty pleased that my LED Lenser H7R.2 kept going strongly for the full 10 hours, and still doesn't need recharging.
    Good to see 'local Bowlanders' Zoe & Iain taking 2nd on the 'A' course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheezing donkey View Post
    Good to see 'local Bowlanders' Zoe & Iain taking 2nd on the 'A' course.
    I bet they knew how to avoid the thigh-deep heather!

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    Well, that's it for this season; Tuesday was the last official Bowland Bat outing. Due to the 'dreaded lurgy' causing breathing difficulties, I settled for a brisk walk with one of the ladies who has knee issues ..... a Fig-of-8 with some extended loops netted us 6.25 miles.
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