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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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November 2015

8 October and Dave Robinson and James Pierce were soaring on Great Gable in the Western Lakes. The view is looking to the SW with Wast Water in the centre of the picture. Photo by Dave Robinson

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October 2015

September saw a tragedy in that one of our club members, Mark "Patty" Paterson was killed in a paragliding accident on Fleetwith Pike. Becky, Patty's partner sums up our thoughts best "It’s hard to believe one person managed to cram so much into life, but Patty did. Not only did he avidly pursue his hobbies with great skill and energy, but he was also an amazing and proud daddy.." To honour his memory, a large number of pilots from CSC and other clubs congregated on Jenkin Hill on Saturday 26 September to participate in a mass flydown. From the High Flight poem "Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; "

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September 2015

This picture wasn't taken in August but it's good to see a picture of one or our less photographed sites. This is St Bees Head on the west coast of Cumbria and is the only real sea cliff scenery in Cumbria. The date is 29 May and this is the 3rd task point for the A comp in the 2015 Lakes Charity Classic.Take off was at the Haig Pit near Whitehaven which is to the north of St Bees. Photo by Dave Ashcroft

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August 2015

July 2015 has been a month of strong winds and showers. Chris Tyson and Mark "Patty" Patterson slogged up the Wastwater Screes only to cower under a rock to escape the rain. In a gap, they managed to escape off the hill for a flydown in one of the Lake District's most spectacular valleys. Great Gable dominates to the centre right with Kirk Fell and Yewbarrow to the left. Lingmell to the right. The pilot is Patty and Chris took the photo on 24 July.

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July 2015

Saturday 30 May on the LCC weekend saw fairly strong winds. The B comp and the coaching group walked to the top of Buttermere Moss and decided not to fly. Meanwhile the acro pilots decided to show us what they could do. The view is northwest from Buttermere Moss. Crummock Water is the first lake with Loweswater in the distance. Photo by Mike Harper.

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June 2015

Paraglider meets Kettle! This year's Lakes Charity Classic competition had to work with strong wind conditions. Fortunately we managed to fly on both days with the Saturday A comp having a task from Swinside to Buttermere. On Saturday 30 May, the B comp and the coaching group went to the coast at Lowca. LMS Jubilee Class 5699 Galatea heads south from Parton station with the southbound Cumbria Coast Express while we breath in the wonderful smell of steam oil!

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April 2015

On the 27 March, the wind was stronger the further east you went. Rick Livingstone and Chris Field flew the only piece of real cliff coastal scenery in Cumbria at St Bees, just south of Whitehaven and north of Sellafield. Rick is the pilot and Chris took the photo looking south to St Bees bay. Pity they don't paint the caravans with camouflage paint!

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March 2015

Although the flying season is not far away now, winter flying can provide some superb moments. Mike Harper took this picture while flying on Clough Head on 8 February. The pilot is Mark Lennon on his Mentor 3. The cloud trail marks a temperature inversion where the air at ground level is colder than higher up (which is normally the reverse). Blencathra dominates the picture with Blease Fell on its left hand side. Jenkin Fell and Skiddaw are to the left of the photo

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February 2015

Winter flying in the Lakes is cold but can provide some of the most rewarding flights in your flying career. Malcolm Grout is the pilot in this photo taken on January 22 2015. Take off was on the summit of Blease Fell NE of Keswick on the Blencathra ridge. The photo looks south to the Helvellyn massif with Clough Head on the middle right and Wolf Crags to its left. Malc says "I had only 34 minutes soaring the summit ridge, as cloud cover was increasing and the wind becoming more SW all the time. It was very much a down wind run to Blencathra summit; interesting when enveloped in thin cloud! Not a long flight but well worth it for that ethereal atmospheric feel". The photo was taken by Sean McMahon who has a great photo diary of Lake District fell walks at http://www.stridingedge.net/

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January 2015

Mike Harper took this photo of Jackie Knights on Clough Head on Sunday 28 December. Jackie says "Very little wind, North westerly so the two of us took an early hike to the very top of Clough Head in the snow. Despite the sun being very hot and the wind blowing about 10 mph on take off (plus wind chill making it seem like about 15) we could pick up nothing on the cliffs - but the views were stunning and the fly down lasted nearly 15 mins."

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