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Sunday, 26 October 2008

Walk for 26th October - Scandal Beck and Red Screes

Start point: Bridge House in Ambleside, NT property spanning Stock Ghyll on A591.
GR: 376 044

Start time: 10am
Meet Low Wood Hotel for car sharing: 9.30
Walk length: 11.5km
Est. time: 4-5 hours

Start height 60m. Gentle climb up Scandle Beck to Scandle Bottom, (350m), then steep (ish) ascent to Scandle Pass, (520m) and onto trig poing on Red Screes, (776m). Hopefully some good views here, then gentle descent back to Ambleside. Followed by a tea shop stop.

Valley bottom can be a bit boggy in places, plus need to cross one small ford.

Bring packed lunch and waterproofs.
Toilets at beginning and end

Leader Emma
Mobile: 07773 202845

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Photos from Skiddaw Walk

We didn't make it to the top, due to the wind, but here are a few pictures taken during our descent via Slades Beck.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Walk for 19th October - Skiddaw

Description: Ascent of Skiddaw, via Ullock Pike and Longside Edge, return via Bakestall and Whitewater Dash.

Grade: 3-4

Distance: 8 miles

Time: 5-6 hours

Total Ascent: 900 m

Start: 1000 at layby on unclassified road from High Side to Orthwaite, approx 1/2 km from junction with A591, Grid Ref NY 236310. Click here for a map.

Car Share: Low Wood, 0900 (I won't be there)

Leader: Tom 07884493081

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Walk for 12th October - Blencathra

Sunday 12th October 08
Blencathra (868m)
Start 10:00am at the car parking in Threlkeld at Grid Reference NY317 256
Car Share 09:00am at Morrisons in Kendal
Time: 5-6hrs
Grade 4

Ascent of Blencathra via Hall's Fell Ridge with some scrambling towards the summitt. If weather conditions permitt optional descent via Sharp Edge (an exposed knife-edge ridge scrambling grade 1).

Leader Barbara (07843567097)

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Walk for 5th October - Pool Foot/Bouth

Start Point: Big lay-by beside the Rusland Pool pub
(G.R. SD 327 842 @ 11.00)

Description: The Dixons (as was - now Rusland Pool) / Haverthwaite / Backbarrow / Brow Edge / Low Wood (village, not Hotel!) / Rusland Pool river

Distance: 6 miles (9.7 km)
Total Ascent: 65 metres (213 ft.) (?)
High Point: Low Brow Edge - 70 metres (230 ft.)
Time: 2.5 - 3 hours
Grade: 1
Car Share: Meet at the Kendal Morrisons car park @ 10.30 (without leader!)
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)