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Sunday, 28 December 2008

Walk for 28th December 2008 - Lakeside Walk

Start Point: Parking area between the road & the lake (N of ferry landing)(G.R. SD 38844 96760 @ 11.00)

Description: Lakeside / Ash Landing / Fellborough / Cunsey Beck / Rawlinson Nab / Hammer Hole / Low Cunsey Farm / Iron Forge (on LHS - been there since 1623!) / Eel House & Bridge / Bishop Wood / Sawrey Church (+ ½ mile 'detour' to the Claife Crier Bar in Far Sawrey!?) / Bryers Fold / f.p. by road towards the ferry (or Bridleway down?) / Lakeside & cars

Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Total Ascent: 130 metres (427 ft.)
High Point: Bryers Fold - 115 metres (377 ft.)
Time: 3 - 3.5 hours
Grade: 1
Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 10.30

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

Friday, 26 December 2008

Boxing Day Walk for 26th December

The weather forecast looks OK, so we will do the full 8 mile walk. Starting from Gosforth, we will head into Blengdale Forest, and return via Hall Bolton. The walk is fairly low-level, but there will be a bit of ascent (just short of 200 m in total, but fairly gentle). It's likely to be muddy in a couple of places, so gaiters are a good idea. We should be finished in 4 to 5 hours

Meet at Gosforth village car park, NY067035 at 10.00 am

Leader: Tom 07884493081

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Tues 23rd Dec - Red Pike, High Stile & High Crag

Me and Paul B were discussing going up Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag on Tuesday 23rd Dec anybody interested, setting off from the bottom of Newlands Pass at 10am NY 176171. Weather permitting. We will be expecting wintery conditions. Contact Malcolm 07826486155.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Walk for 21st December - Coniston Fells

Start Point: Layby, on E side of A593, to NE of Torver & Crook (G.R. SD 287 946 @ 10.00)

Description: Little Arrow / follow Torver Beck / Big Hole (a disused flooded quarry with a good waterfall at the far end) / Walna Scar Road / down metalled lane / @ switchback bends take F/P (on L) / Miners Bridge / turn L up the Coppermines Valley / wide rising track on R / ignore Red Dell path on L / shortly, ignore path straight on to a quarry & bear L / follow slate path up the valley side / Hole Rake (old packhorse route) / pass tarn / good view ahead of the Fairfield Horseshoe, Seat Allen & Loughrigg / Tilberthwaite Gill / near the bottom - ignore the steps & carry on down the grassy slope to the R / walk // to the A593 / @ Far End contour above the houses / turn R up the Coppermines Valley / Miners Bridge (again) / Dixon Ground / Sun Inn (?) / follow the line of the old Coniston Railway track back to the cars
(BRING TORCHES AS THIS IS THE SHORTEST DAY OF THE YEAR!)

Distance: 10 miles (16 km)

Total Ascent: 578 meters (1896 ft.)

High Point: top of Hole Rake - 410 meters (1345 ft.)

Time: 6 hours

Grade: 3

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.15 (without leader!)

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

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Walk for 14th December - Melbreak and Buttermere

Melbreak and Buttermere fells, followed by drinks at the Kirkstile.

Leader: Anne mob: 07729 903852

LATEST UPDATE: IF THE WEATHER IS BAD, I'LL PUT ON AN ALTERNATIVE WALK FROM LOWESWATER (MELLBREAK IS NOTORIOUSLY BOGGY!)

Start: Loweswater Village, Kirkstile Inn (NY142209)
Start time: 10AM
Length: approx. 5 miles
Approx. time: 4-5 hours
Ascent: 595m / 1,950 ft

Car sharing: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.00

This walk to the summit of Mellbreak provides excellent views of Crummock Water and the surrounding fells.

It follows the main ridge of Mellbreak and involves some steepish ascents and mild scrambling over scree.

Taking a 'head-on' approach from Loweswater Village, the path leads up steeply to the open shoulder of Mellbreak. We climb through scree and heather, until the first (and lower) of Mellbreak's two summits is reached.

On a clear day, we should get a superb panorama in all directions.

Heading south, an obvious path winds its way along the fell to the south summit (the "actual summit"). From here we descend to the bridleway through Mosedale and continue to the shores of Crummock Water.

The return route is easy, following the shoreline. There are a few sections where the path is boggy.

If you'd like to have a meal at the Kirkstile, please let Anne know beforehand (preferably a week or so in advance) and she'll book a table.

Photos from 14th Dec - Melbreak




Sunday, 7 December 2008

Walk for 7th December - Dunnerdale

Meet at Morrisons Kendal for car share at 9.45 am
Meet for start of walk at 10.45 at Froth Pot Car Park, Dunnerdale (GR235995)

Scenic and varied low level walk at the top of the Duddon valley with around 250 m of ascent. Around 6 miles - 3.5 hrs.

Through Dunnerdale Forest, crossing fell to Wallowbarrow crag before crossing the river Duddon and heading past Seathwaite. Back via High Tongue.
Contact Lucy at lhrwildman218@yahoo.co.uk or 07929125587.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

CHRISTMAS CEILIDH

CHRISTMAS CEILIDH
SATURDAT 6TH DECEMBER 2008
KENDAL PARISH HALL
8PM TO 11.15 ISH !
A Feast of festive delights with ;
*mulled wine and mince pies
*traditional english carols
*entertainments
*dancing and music from TUMBLING TOM CEILIDH BAND

B Y O B

car parking on site with overspill near by

Order tickets from Martin at blackhat@ukf.net
01539 720 551
Ticket only admittance at :-
Adults - £8
Under 18's - £5
Family tickets on application
Tickets are limited to 150

If anyone needs a place to stay after the ceilidh in Kendal please contact Claire D - mob. 07511 259 791

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

TICKET GOING FOR CEILIDH

Hello all,

I'm unable to make this Saturday's Ceilidh unfortunately, so have a spare ticket.

If anyone's interested, please let me know!

Anne