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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)

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