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Sunday, 30 September 2007

3 Passes/4 Valleys

Walk for Sunday 30th September - 4 Passes/3 Valleys

8.30 AM Meet at the Low Wood Hotel Near Ambleside for Car Share

9.30 AM Meet in Seatoller National Trust Car Park Borrowdale GR 244138

Grade 4

Time 8 Hours

Total Ascent 1500 Metres Approx

Distance 18km

Although this is a long walk it is fairly easy as the ascent is spread out during the day.

We start at Seatoller following the coast to coast path to Honister Pass, on to Haystacks, down Scarth Gap Pass to Ennerdale passing Black Sail Hut Youth Hostel, up Black Sail Pass, down into wasdale head for a quick liquid refreshment, we then make our way up to sty head pass the last incline of the day then returning to cars via Seathwaite Valley.

We did this walk 3 years ago and every one thoroughly enjoyed it

Highly recommended

Leader Rob 0777 398 6512

Friday, 28 September 2007

SuMMitt Good Social - Friday 28th September

Friday 28th September 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, 23 September 2007

Walk for Sunday 23rd September - Scafell via Corridor Route

Sunday 23 September 2007
Scafell Pike via Corridor Route
Seathwaite (Borrowdale) - Stockley Bridge - Sty Head - Lingmell (via Corridor Route) - Scafell Pike - Great End - Esk Hause - Grains Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite

Total distance 9.0 miles (equivalent distance approx. 16 miles)
Total ascent 3,600 feet
Start point: Seathwaite farm, Grid ref. NY 236122
Start time: 10.00am, meet at Low Wood at 09.00am for car sharing
Brief description:
This route is recommended by Wainwright and is said to be the most scenic way to ascend Scafell Pike. It takes us up the main valley path to Stockley Bridge and on to Styhead Tarn. The onward path by the Corridor Route is amazing. On a clear day, we should enjoy some great mountain scenery, including views of Great Gable, Kirk Fell, Pillar and Red Pike (Wasdale). Aiming for Lingmell Col, we cross a number of ravines, of which Piers Gill is the most spectacular.
This is a reasonably long walk. In theory the fell can be tackled by anyone with some experience and a good level of fitness.
Just give us a shout if you'd like me to add / delete anything!
All the best,


LEADER ANNE 07729 903 852

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Walk for Sunday 16th September - Gatescarth and Kentmere

'Pass Fest !' (Gatescarth, Nan Bield & Stile End B.O.A.T.)

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Start Point: Sadgill Farm, Longsleddale

(G.R. - NY 483 057 @ 09.45)

Description: At the end of the tarmac (by Sadgill Farm [195m / 640ft.]) we first head N up Longsleddale, 'avoiding' the Mosedale turnoff, to reach the Gatescarth Pass. From the top (590m / 1935ft.) we descend NW down towards Haweswater. Before reaching the car park we turn WSW (260m / 853ft.) to climb past Small Water, before veering S up onto the Nan Bield Pass. Once at the shelter on the top (630m / 2067ft.), rather than continuing down into the Kentmere Valley, we turn E & then SE to climb Harter Fell (778m / 2552ft.). Next we follow the ridge S & then SE to climb Kentmere Pike (730m / 2395ft.) then continue towards Goat Scar. The path then drops steeply S, over Shipman Knott (587m / 1925ft.) down to the Stile End Farm B.O.A.T. From there it's just a case of following the B.O.A.T. E & then N, past Sadgill Wood, back to Sadgill Farm.

Distance: 11 miles (17.7 km)

Total Ascent: 1067m (3500ft.)

High Point: Harter Fell - 778 m (2552ft.)

Time: 6 / 7 hours

Grade: 4

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.00

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

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Walk for Sunday 9th September - Keswick

Keswick – Theatre by the Lake, Castle Head, Walla Crag, Ashness Bridge, along Derwent Water back to Keswick.

Starting Point – outside Theatre by the Lake at 10.30am
Parking – Lakeside Car Park (unfortunately you will have to pay)

Distance – 6.5 miles
Ascent – 1,083ft (330m)
High Point – Walla Crag (1,234ft)
Time – 3 hours
Grade - 2

Leader - Sam B (07890 961 482)

Additional information;

Starting Point - Theatre by the Lake @ 10.30am (Grid Ref: NY 265229)

Distance is actually 7 miles and will take 4 hours.

Starts with a walk through Cockshot Wood (opposite landing stages at Derwent Bay), cross the Borrowdale Road and gentle ascent through Castlehead Wood up to Castle Head. Descend to Springs Road and on through Springs Wood. Steeper assent up to Lady's Rake and up to Walla Crag. Traverse the head of Cat Gill and descend past Great Wood to Ashness Bridge. Return with an gentle walk through Great Wood and along the lake back to Derwent Bay.


Sunday, 2 September 2007

Walk for Sunday 2nd September - Coniston and Seathwaite

Description: Ascent of Consiton Old Man and Dow Crag from the less frequently visited Dunnerdale side, avoiding the old quarries on the standard route.

Route: From the start point, we head up to Seathwaite Tarn, then on to Goat's Hawse. We then take in the summits of Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man, Dow Crag, Buck Pike and Brown Crag, before returning via the Walna Scar Road, followed by refreshments in the Newfield Inn in Seathwaite.

Grade: 3

14 km (9 miles)

Total Ascent: Approx 800 m

Time: 5-6 hours

Start: 10.30 Lay-by to the East of the Dunnerdale road, approx 1 mile north of the Newfield Inn, Seathwaite. Grid reference SD230974. Click here for a map.

Leader: Tom 07884493081