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Sunday, 29 July 2007

Walk for Sunday 29th July - Fairfield Horseshoe

Walk details Sunday 29th July - Fairfield Horseshoe

Distance: 11 miles

Walking time: 7.5 hrs

Highest point: 873m

Ascent: 950m Grade 4

Meet at the Lowwood at 9:00 or at St Martins College Car park, Ambleside at 9:30

This is a long and strenuous walk so be well prepared with water, food, equipment and plenty of energy!!!The walk starts in Ambleside leading out along Smithy Brow road then up Sweeden bridge road past some cottages. We will follow a stony track to Scandale Beck. From here we will continue up and join a path that leads alongside Scandale Tarn. We go NW along a fence to join a steeper climbwith views of Helvellyn. We then climb up some rocks to Heart Crag. We will next ascend the Eastern arm of Fairfield to reach the summit. We descend southwards onto Heron Pike for a bit of a ridge walk. Following this we descend steeply in a zigzag motion and finally reach Rydal mount. We turn left along the road and back into Ambleside.

Walk Leader: Clare Addison

Mobile: 07729 021 534

It is also the Windermere air show and Fairfield will be a great spot to see it from.

Friday, 27 July 2007

SuMMitt Good Social - Friday 27th July

Friday 27st July and every last Friday of the month

Meet at the brewery arts centre, vats bar in Kendal

From 8pm

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, 22 July 2007

Walk for Sunday 22nd July - Eskdale Valley / Devoke Water / Muncaster Fell Loop

Eskdale Valley / Devoke Water / Muncaster Fell Loop

Sunday 22nd July

Start Point:

Car Park near to Dalegarth Hall in the Eskdale Valley (G.R. NY 171003) @ 10.00

(reached by turning right [when travelling East up Eskdale] onto the small lane just before the end of the L'all Ratty tracks & Boot village)

Description: From the car park we head South up onto Birker Fell (just 190m-or-so of climbing). After we cross the Birker Fell lane, and pass Devoke Water, it's about 3 miles of gentle downhill towards the coast. Once down we follow the A595 (unfortunately necessary) for just about ½ a mile, before turning back up Eskdale again. Then, rather than just following the bridleway along the valley bottom, we bear off a bit to ascend Muncaster Fell (just 210m high). We then get a very gentle 'ridge run', before popping out at Eskdale Green (re-hydration / food at the King George IV??). From there it's only about a mile and three-quarters, alongside the river, back to the car park.

Distance: 14 miles (22½ km)

Total Ascent: 445 metres (1460 ft.)

Time: 7 hours

Grade: 3

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.00

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

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Walk for Sunday 15th July - Winster Valley

Walk for July 15

Winster Valley

Length approx 7.5 miles (easy walk, little ascent)

Start: Lay-by next to Ghyll Head Reservoir, (GR399925) 11.00

Or meet at Morrisons, Kendal at 10.40 am to car share.

Leader: Lucy (Tel: 01539 739951 or 07929125587)

Beautiful varied walk through woods and pasture land past several small tarns and with views across Windermere and the added attraction of a stop at the Brown Horse pub half way. Although only a mile or so from Bowness, this is a quiet, unspoilt area of enormous charm. Follows good paths or lanes almost all the way.

Set off through woods to Rosthwaite farm. Crossing over the A5074 we follow a loop along Green Lane past Stonehills tarn and Knipe tarn. A gentle ascent brings us back to the A5074 south of Winster. At this point we can make a quick diversion to the Brown Horse. The return route passes Birket houses and Winster House before leading back to Ghyll Head reservoir.

Monday, 9 July 2007

Dalehead and Hindscarth Photos

Some spectacular views from Sunday's walk from Alister. I couldn't choose between them so have posted them all! Enjoy
















Sunday, 8 July 2007

Walk for Sunday 8th July - Helvellyn and Fairfield

Sunday 8th July 2007,

Helvellyn and Fairfield linear starting at Wythburn Church car park at S end of Thirlmere

Start : 9.00 a.m. at Wythburn church car park

Car share Low Wood at 8.15 A M

Walk finishes at Rydal Mount so some cars to be left there en route. More details of GR and length/ascent to follow.

Walk Leader Simon: 07791 006 232

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Planning Meeting 07/07/07 - Windermere

07/07/07

PUT THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY
SUMMITT GOOD PLANNING MEETING 7PM
IN WINDERMERE (ALISTAIRS HOUSE) LA23 2DN
TO PLAN WALKS AND SOCIALS FOR AUGUST TO DECEMBER.
EVERYONE WELCOME TO ATTEND (BRING A PUDDING) AND A LIST OF WALKS AND DATES YOU WANT TO LEAD.
IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND AND WOULD LIKE TO LEAD A WALK PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH DETAILS
THANKS
ROB

Sunday, 1 July 2007

Walk for Sunday 1st July - Arthur's Pike and Loadpot Hill

Arthur's Pike and Loadpot Hill

This relatively leisurely walk takes in some sites of historic interest, including standing stones, shake holes and stone circles. Although this walk is not technically difficult and has no steep ascents, it is relatively long (12 miles, taking 6+ hours incl. rest stops)

On a clear day, we should get some great panoramic views of the Pennines, Blencathra and the eastern Lakeland fells, and enjoy the sights and sounds of dozens of skylarks!
From Heltonhead, the route takes us first to Moor Divock and The Cockpit (an ancient stone circle). From there, we have a gentle ascent of White Knott, Barton Fell, Arthur's Pike (1,747 ft), the two "pillars" of Bonscale Pike (1,718 ft), and from there onto High Street Roman Road and Loadpot Hill, the highest point on our walk at 2,204 ft.

Distance: Approx. 10 miles
Ascent: Approx. 1,800 ft
Time: Approx. 6 hours

Starting point: just beyond Heltonhead SW of Askham, GR 503218 (Follow the steep road running up from Helton onto the moor).

Start time: 10.00 AM

For car sharing, meet at Morrison's car park (Kendal) at 09:00.

Leader Anne 077 299 03 852