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Sunday, 28 October 2007

Walk for Sunday 28th October - Glaramara / Allen Crags / Sty Head / Borrowdale


Glaramara / Allen Crags / Sty Head / Borrowdale

Start Point: Seatoller car park

(G.R. NY - 245 137 @ 10.30)

Description: From Seatoller we head up onto Thornythwaite Fell, before climbing more to reach the summit of Glaramara (which one of the two cairns??). We'll then continue SW, between the bogs & pools for another 2km, until Allen Crags rocky 'cluster' is reached (highest point of the day, just!). We carry on just a short way until we reach the spaghetti junction of paths at Esk Hause (this is because it's a joining point for paths from Eskdale, Wasdale, Borrowdale & Langdale!). There is a big stone cross windbreak here, so it may be a possible lunch stop location? After that we turn NW to pass under the cliffs of Great End, past Sprinkling Tarn & down to Styhead Tarn. Next we turn NE by the tarn, to follow Styhead Gill (on its RHS when the path splits) down to cross Stockley Bridge. We then follow the 'growing' river down to Seathwaite (coincidentally - this is said to be the wettest inhabited place in England!!) & follow the obvious (virtually flat) path, // to the road, back along Borrowdale to Seatoller once more.

Distance: 9.5 miles (15.3 km)

Total Ascent: 800 metres (2625 ft.)

High Point: Allen Crags - 785 metres (2575 ft.)

Time: 6 - 7 hours

Grade: 3 / 4

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.00

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

Friday, 26 October 2007

SuMMitt Good Social - Friday 26th October

Friday 26th October 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, 21 October 2007

Walk for Sunday 21st October - Mitredale, Scafell and Wastwater

21st October - Mitredale, Scafell and Wastwater
22km, 1200m.
Meet in the car park at Mitredale (Eskdale), grid ref146012,
at 9am. We walk up Mitredale to Burnmoor Tarn, then onto Scafell via Hardrigg Gill. Descent to Wasdale down the E flank of Scafell, then along the SE shore of Wastwater to Easthwaite. Back to the starting point by bridleway through forests. This is a tough walk with lots of ascent, and the path along the shore of Wastwater is very rough. Bring lots of food and headtorches please!

Jane 07733 22 82 02

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Walk for Sunday 14th October - Walk Cancelled

Sorry this walk has been cancelled.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Walk for Sunday 7th October - Wythburn Wanderer and Steele Fell

Start Point: Dob Gill Car Park - about 1km from the S. end of Thirlmere

    (G.R. NY 316140) @ 09.30


Dob Gill / Wythburn Fells / Ullscarf / High Raise / Sergeant Man / Grasmere Common & Steel Fell

Distance: 10 miles (16 km)

Total Ascent: 875 metres (2870 ft.)

High Point: High Raise - 762 metres (2500 ft.)

Time: 7 / 8 hours

Grade: 4

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel at 09:00

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

Route Details:

  • from c.p. head SW on S side of Dob Gill
  • by Harrop Tarn turn SE onto Birk Crag
  • S, SW, then W to cross Wythburn Fells & ascend Ullscarf
  • S & SSW up High Raise
  • SE to Sergeant Man
  • NNE over Codale Head
  • N down Mere Beck
  • E to Calf Crag
  • NE & E to Steel Fell
  • Down N ridge to Wythburn