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Friday, 29 February 2008

SuMMitt Good Social - Friday 29th February

Friday 29th February 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, 24 February 2008

Photos from 24th February 2008 - Coniston, Yew Tree Farm

Walk for Sunday 24th February - Coniston, Yew Tree Farm

Coniston / Tarn Hows / Yew Tree Tarn / Yewdale
Sunday 24th Feb.
Start Point: Main Coniston car park (by T.I.C.)
(G.R. - SD 303975 @ ) 10.30 a.m.
Description: Coniston Village / Tarn Hows / Yew Tree Tarn / Yewdale loop
Distance: 8 miles (12.9 km)
Total Ascent: 270 metres (885 ft.)
High Point: path nr. Howgraves (above Tarn Hows) - 230 metres (755 ft.)
Time: 4 hours ??
Grade: 2 ??
Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 10.00 a.m
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

cross Shepherd Bridge (on the NE side of Coniston Village) which crosses Yewdale Beck.
After approx ⅓ of a mile fork right, to pass through Guards Wood
L & R by Boon Crag Farm, then up 100m'ish to Tarn Hows Cottage
R then L, on lane, up to path/ road jcn. above Tarn Hows
After going round Tarn Hows follow Tarn Hows Beck (?) down towards Yew Tree Farm
Follow path, beside road, N to N end of Yew Tree Tarn
Around Tarn (but fork into woods at NW end) & down to Yew Tree Farm again
R before Farm & road, then follow path to Hodge Close road
L on lane & L again on A593 (for 100m'ish) then R onto path to Low Yewdale
L on B-way, cross Beck again, & take next path on R (part of Cumbria Way)
Rejoin path from start back into Coniston

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Walk for Sunday 17th February - Upper Eden Valley

Walk for 17 February 08
Upper Eden Valley
Length: 6.25 miles
Grade: not more than 2
Time: around 3/4 hours
Start times: Car share from Morrisons car park, Kendal at 10.15
Meet outside the Black Bull, Nateby (about a mile from Kirkby Stephen) at 11.00
Leader: Lucy Tel:07929125587
Much of this walk follows this quiet and picturesque part of the river Eden. It also takes in the ruins of Lammerside and Pendragon castles for anyone who likes a bit of history.
From Nateby we head across the River Eden to pass the historic Wharton Hall and then follow the course of the river Eden passing Lammerside Castle and probably arriving at what’s left of Pendragon Castle at about lunch time. We turn to head back up the Eden moving away from the river to pass through Dalefoot. The walk rises a little through pasture and woodland before heading back into Nateby to finish.

Photo from 17th February 2008 - Upper Eden Valley (Pendragon Castle)

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Walk for Sunday 10th February - Hawes

Walk for Sunday 10th February 2008
Start: 10:30 Hawes large car park at the National Trust Visitor Centre.
Distance: 7 – 8 miles.
Time: 4 hours walking.
Fairly easy walk which starts at the upper end of Hawes following a river path. We then have a bit of a climb to Hardraw Force and then to the pretty Hamlet of Sedbusk. The route continues to reach the river again and finish up in Hawes for tea and cake or whatever you might fancy. Sorry I can’t give you more details, I have done part of the walk so can describe that but not the other part. Should be a fairly easy walk but bring all appropriate gear as normal. Hope to see lots of you there and hope the location doesn’t put you off.
Leader: Clare
Mobile: 07729021534
Home: 01748 812210


Sunday, 3 February 2008

Walk for Sunday 3rd February - Loughrigg

Loughrigg Fell & Tarn
Sunday 3rd Feb.
Start Point: Roadside parking beside the River Rothay / Rothay Park, Ambleside
(G.R. NY 371044 @ 10.20)
Description: We'll walk, from beside the Rothay, up, past Lily Tarn, onto the S end of Loughrigg Fell. After reaching the trig. point at the summit (335m), we'll descend (beside a wall) to the lane at the 'back' of Red Bank. After turning L, we follow the lane only for 250m'ish to a footpath on the L. We follow that around the N side of Loughrigg Tarn to a path / b-way jcn. We turn L then follow the b-way all the way back to the lane beside the Rothay.
Distance: 5 miles (8 km)
Total Ascent: 425 metres (1395 ft.)
High Point: Loughrigg Fell - 335 metres (1100 ft.)
Time: 4 hours
Grade: 2
Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 10.00
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)