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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Walk for 30th November - Sca Fell Pike

Sunday 30th November 2008 - Scafell Pike via Corridor Route

Meet at 10.00am at the free parking area Wasdale Head SD 187084
Car share from Low Wood Hotel - suggested meet time 8.30am (I will not be there)

Grade 4 - Distance 12 km (7.5miles)
Time 6-7 hours
Total Ascent 978m

Route: Wasdale Head, Sty Head, Corridor Route, Scafell Pike, Lingmell return to Wasdale Head

In the event of very bad weather I may modify the route.

Any new members please remember to bring plenty of food and warm clothes as it is likely to be cold on top. Please remember to bring a headlamp or torch

Leader: Malcolm 07826486155

Friday, 28 November 2008

Social 28th November - Penrith

Social in Penrith. I have booked a table at The Courtyard, a Chinese restaurant for 7:30pm.
Please contact Helen (mob 07753 160831) if you would like to come so I can be sure I have the right number of seats!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Walk for 23rd November - Fairfield Horseshoe

Start: 10am - meeting at 9.45am (grid ref NY 369052)

We will be starting from Ambleside Cricket Club which is a 5 min walk to the start of the walk at Heron Pike. They have kindly let us park there and I have made a donation.

From Kendal go through Ambleside and over Scandale Bridge. The turning for the cricket club in on your left with a blue carpark sign

From Keswick go through Rydal. Pass the Crow How hotel. The turning is immediately after on your right. There is no carpark sign this direction. The drive up to it is approx 50m and looks like a bridleway.

Ambleside Cricket Club - Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag -Dove Crag - High Pike - Ambleside.

Drink in Ambleside after or even fish n chips. Aim to be finished before dark.

The walk back to the car is 10 min.

Distance is approx 10 miles
Time - approx 6 hours
High Point - Fairfield 873m
Total Ascent - 3400 ft
Grade 3

Walk leader : Claire D 07511 259 791

P.S. I've got a continency plan for Sunday if the weather is bad which would be going to Great Rigg and back to Grasmere via Stone Arthur.

Alister's Photos from The Fairfield Horseshoe

These are just a sample of Alister's photos. He has sent me 13 fab pictures in all - please let me know and I'll forward them on to you. Helen (

Monday, 17 November 2008

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Walk for 16th November - High Street & The Knott

Start Point: Free car park at end of road in Hartsop (GR 409131)
Start time: 10am (Low Wood at 9:30 to car share, I won't be there)

Grade: an easy 3
Distance: 8km ish
Ascent: 650m ish
Time: 4 - 5 hours

Description: A gentle start along Pasture Beck, before steep but short climb up to the beacon at Thornthwaite Crag. Along the ridge to High Street and The Knott before dropping down Hayeswater Gill to Hartsop.

Leader: Vicky mob: 07835 416262

Friday, 14 November 2008

Social 14th November - Concert and Meal

Visit to see Ruth in the Royal Liverpool Phil at the Sands Centre, Carlisle playing Beethoven and Brahms plus a Carlisle Social.

Tickets are now booked for the nine attendees, plus a meal at 6pm at Adrianos. Late comers are still welcome - tickets can be obtained from The Sands ticket line 01228 625222. Please let Helen (07753 160831) or Vicky (07835 416262) know if you need adding onto the table.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Walk for 9th November - Ullswater & Remembrance Day

Hallin Fell and Place Fell

Just to confirm details of my walk on Sunday 9th November:

Meet at 9.45 (to start walking by 10) by the Patterdale Youth Hostel - there are car parks in Patterdale and Glenridding but I will try to find somewhere free to park vaguely nearby and walk over.

Walk will probably be about 16km heading up to Boredale Hause, up Place Fell, along the ridge, down to Ullswater, nip up Hallin Fell for fine views of the lake then walk back along the lakeside path to Patterdale.

Grade 3
Time 6 Hours approx

Leader: Ruth 07891 186 774

NB This is also the Sunday for the Remembrance Day walk up Great Gable. Kate will be setting off from Wasdale, please contact her on 07970 665 554 if you are interested.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Friday 7 November - Fireworks in Kendal

Fireworks display organised by Lakeland Radio, with all proceeds going to the Mountain Rescue Teams.

Location: Station Inn, Oxenholme, (Just outside of Kendal)
Time: 7pm
Entry fee: £2.50
Parking: I would suggest as much car sharing as possible, as parking may be difficult

Contact Emma, 07773 202845 if interested

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Walk for 2nd November - Cartmel/Cark

Start Point: parking in/by Cartmel Racecourse
(G.R. SD 377 787 @ 11.00)

Description: racecourse / Lane Park / Low Bank Side / Cark (Rose & Crown?) / Holker / Cistercian Way / Burns Farm / Hill / Walton Hall / racecourse

Distance: 6 miles (9.7 km)
Total Ascent: 215 metres (705 ft.)
High Point: on The Cistercian Way between Bigland Scar & Mount Barnard -100 metres (328 ft.)
Time: 3.5 hours
Grade: 1
Car Share: Meet at the Kendal Morrisons car park @ 10.15 (without leader!)

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