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Saturday, 31 March 2007

Summitt Good Social 31st March

Friday 31st March and every last Friday of the month

Meet at the brewery arts centre, vats bar in Kendal

From 8pm, this is now a no smoking bar

A chance for new members to meet existing members

If you are new and don't know anybody in the group call me first

Rob 0777 398 6512

Sunday, 25 March 2007

Rainbow Over Catbells

Walk for 25th March


Catbells & Borrowdale - I like to do this walk at least once a year - Good views but without too much hard work! May get some snow left over!

Leader James Richardson: (0777) 9936378

Start: 08:45 Morrisons Kendal or

10.00 at walk start: NY 247 212 - Take A66 West and take first left passed Keswick towards Portinscale, through village and bear left (not taking Ullock road) left again and park before cattle grid - again recommend car share as not a lot of space.

Difficulty: Around 3.

Starting bellow North end of Catbells following the ridge to Maiden Moor and High Spy. Down into Borrowdale to range (cup of tea/ice-cream if open) and back along the lake side.

Approx. 11 k

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Walk Sunday 18th March

Sunday 18th March

Skiddaw via Longside Edge

For those who aren’t doing their Mother’s Day duty, this is a stunning walk up the 4th highest peak in England. It avoids the tourist path and follows a far more interesting route up Longside Edge.

Distance: 6.5 miles

Time: 4 – 5 hours

Ascent: 800 metres!

Grade 3

Start: 10:30am @ the wee layby on the Orthwaite road 500 metres north of the junction with A591. Grid ref NY 237 311

Car Share: 9:30am @ Low Wood Hotel

Leader: Jeremy 07899 923019

Sunday, 11 March 2007

Walk for Sunday 11th March

Wansfell Pike / Woundale / Red Screes

Start Point: in Ambleside (beside the River Rothay / opposite the park / by the footbridge)

(G.R. NY - 371044 @ 09.30)

Description: After walking through the park & Ambleside centre (food re-supply possible?) we head E, up beside Stock Ghyll (& look at Stock Ghyll Force). After crossing the Ghyll (twice) we'll end up heading up Wansfell Pike, before turning NE'ish to follow the wall along the ridge. Once we reach the A592, we turn right & do about 450m on the road, & then left, to carry on up to St. Raven's Edge. We then descend down to Kirkstone Pass (liquid break time?). Next we climb again to reach the top of Red Screes. The path then leads SW, past a tarn, back down the ridge towards Ambleside. Once we reach the struggle, we only follow the road for about 200m, before turning left towards Roundhill Farm. Just before the farm we turn right through a kissing gate, then go down the field to Low Grove. We then cross Stock Ghyll again to reach Stock Ghyll Lane (again) and down to Ambleside.

Distance: 9.75 miles (14.9 km)

Total Ascent: 1000 metres (3281 ft.)

High Point: Red Screes - 776 metres (2545 ft.)

Time: 7 hours

Grade: 3 / 4

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.00

Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

Sunday, 4 March 2007

Walk Sunday 4th March

Grizedale and Deepdale
Moderate - hard, about 16km, 3000ft ascent
Flat walk up Grizedale leads us to the east ridge of Nethermost, a steep ascent of which gives access to the Helvellyn ridge (we will visit the summit time allowing). South over Dollywaggon to Grizedale tarn then a short climb to Deepdale Hause leads to a long decsent through Deepdale.
Starting point is the car park at the George Starkey Hut in Patterdale (grid ref 397160), on the right as you drive north through the village.
Some very mild scrambling, but no major difficulty. I am a slow walker so the pace will be easy for anyone to keep up with. We will be out high, so please come prepared with full waterproofs and warm clothes. NO JEANS AND PLEASE BRING A TORCH.

Grade: 4
Meeting time: 8.30 AT THE LOWWOOD HOTEL