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Sunday, 27 January 2008

Walk for Sunday 27th January - Barbon and Casterton Fells

Barbon and Casterton Fells
Not Strictly in the Dales National Park but pretty much on the edge,this walk takes in some of the lesser known fells to the south of theHowgills. Nothing too challenging, but if the weather is good and thereis time the walk can take in a bit of extra height so as to admire theview across the Lune valley. Starting at Barbon Church and heading upBarbondale, then over towards Bullpot Farm, a centre for caving, down tothe small limestone "gorge" of Easegill Kirk and then possibly a look atsome Andy Goldsworthy "sheepfolds" or a small stone circle.

Car Share : Morrisons, Kendal 9.00am
Walk start : Barbon Church 9.45, on-road parking G.R. SD630 825(Explorer OL2 - Y.Dales south and west) There is also a large layby asyou turn into Barbon off the main roadjust before the bridge.
Grade : 2/3. Apart from a few bits of steepish gradient nothing tootaxing - probably be boggy in parts after all the rain.
Length : Approx 8 miles
Time : 5/6
Leader : Alister 0776 1433 437

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Walk for Sunday the 20th January - Easedale

Sunday 20th January
Walk up Easedale from Grasmere,maybe going via Helm Crag, depending on the weather and snow line (Grade 2/3).
If poor weather, alternative low level walk will be arranged on the day starting from Grasmere, probably the old coffin route to Ambleside, and then back again alongside Rydal water (Grade 1).
Remember to bring plenty of warm clothes (hat, gloves etc), waterproofs, a packed lunch and a camera.
We will probably go to a local pub or Grasmere Garden Centre for refreshments after the walk.
Meet at Low Wood Hotel car park at 9.30am for car share.
Alternatively meet at Grasmere National Park car park at 10am. Free parking is available in the school playground, or on the road near the church (although it is a Sunday, so likely to be full). The National Park car park will be empty, although it is quite expensive.
Length approximately 7 miles
Total ascent approximately 600m
Duration approximately 5-6 hours
Please contact Kate on 07970 665554 if you would like to come.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Photos from Sunday 30th December 2007

Walk for Sunday the 13th January - Lingmoor

Dow Bank & Lingmoor, Langdale
A walk up past Megs Gill waterfall, on the northern fells of Great Langdale, a return to the valley bottom to reach Side Pike, and then through The Squeeze and a mild scramble over Lingmoor Fell to return to Elterwater.
Car Share: 9:30am Low Wood Hotel
Start: 10:00am @ free car park on the edge of Elterwater village NY 330 051
Grade: 3
Distance: 7 miles
Time: about 5 hours
Contact: Jeremy 07899 923019

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Walk for Sunday the 6th January - Dow Crag

Sunday 6th January
Ascent of Coniston Old Man

The route will be dependant upon weather conditions, but may include a scramble and also a chance to explore an old copper mine, so bring a torch.

Car Share: 9:15am Low Wood Hotel
Start: 10:00am @ Walna Scar Car Park, Coniston NGR: SD 289 971
Grade: 2-3
Time: about 5 hours
Contact: Barbs 07843 567097