Sunday, 29 July 2007
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
Friday 27st July and every last Friday of the month
Meet at the brewery arts centre, vats bar in Kendal
A chance for new members to meet existing members
If you are new and don't know anybody in the group call me first
Sunday, 22 July 2007
Eskdale Valley / Devoke Water / Muncaster Fell Loop
Sunday 22nd July
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
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 July 15
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
Monday, 9 July 2007
Sunday, 8 July 2007
Sunday 8th July 2007,
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
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
Sunday, 1 July 2007
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
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
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