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The best pictures we find are published as the picture of the month on the web site home page. Here you can view previous pictures. To see the picture at its best, click on the image for a larger picture. There may be the occasional gap where a picture was not published.

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March 2023

It snowed hard through the night of Thursday 9th of March. The Friday morning very quickly cleared to give a magical snowy day with blue skies and light winds. Initially north or north easterlies, backing, the wind was forecast to settle into a NW by afternoon. A launch fairly high up Ullock Pike was required in the light wind, Skiddaw was also working well. Height gains were limited so crossing to Clough Head never seemed on. It was however possible to make repeated slope and top lands on Skiddaw. Great fun in the powdery snow. The pilot is Malc Grout. Photograph by Jane who was walking on Skiddaw

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December 2022

Saturday 10th December provided another fantastic day to be out on the fells. Gordie Oliver took this picture, looking over Bassenthwaite village towards Skiddaw. Malc Grout is the pilot approaching the village to land after launching from the summit of Skiddaw in nil wind. Watching on is Kes the collie.

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October 2022

Tuesday 20th September looked a reasonably promising forecast for the afternoon. A few pilots were at Jenkin Hill, which worked well with good lift under the clouds. It was possible to fly between Skiddaw, Blease Fell, out front over Keswick and back. Pilot is Martin Knight flying and Air Design Vivo. Photo Malc Grout

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August 2022

Monday 18th July provided a windy, inverted, sunny and hot day. We dropped in on Bewaldeth prior to Jenkin just in case it was windy. Fairly top end at Bewaldeth and a short walk in the heat won the day. Conditions were good with hay fields being worked out front pumping regular thermals, although, as expected, none going very high. Picture shows Karen flying Ozone Buzz Z5. Photo and comment from Male Grout.

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July 2022

Launching from Alcock Tarn on the Saturday afternoon of the LCC. Windy and rough. Photo Daniela Monteiro coaching group pilot.

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May 2022

20th April was a SE windy day. A walk up to Blease Fell take off was followed by a walk down. Malc and Rob went to West fell and had a pleasant but breezy, gusty hour with the odd decent thermal and fast downwind drift. The picture is looking north across the easterly face of West Fell. Pilot is Rob Grout. Photo Malc.

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April 2022

A great picture once again from Malc! Malc states "Thursday 24th March provided a SW forecast with reasonable breeze aloft, tending to become more W later. We headed up Lad Hows, continuing past the last grassy launch where there was minimal breeze. We launched into a good blow from just below Grasmoor summit. Much of the day was wave influenced with bars becoming quite smooth and well formed up wind. Paul got a lucky lifty line and made it to Robinson where he reported rather gusty conditions. I was flying the tandem and could just not make the glide through sink to the Moss so headed back." Photo Paul Clarke flying Ozone Swift. Photo Malc Grout.

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March 2022

Another stunning photo from Malc on one of the better days in February.

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February 2022

A stunning image taken by Malc of what seems to be one of the better flying days in January!

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January 2022

Saturday 18th December started with a very low inversion, and forecast light SE at summit heights. Malc Grout decided to head up Skiddaw for a big fly down hoping some gaps would form in the low cloud layer. They were duly rewarded with just soarable conditions on top, fantastic views and a clear enough approach to Keswick. The pictures show Rob Grout soaring Little Man, and on the glide to Keswick. Also on a lighter note : Rob becomes momentarily enlightened! Pictures Malc Grout.

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