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Saturday, 31 January 2009

ceilidh : saturday 31st January

(Fundraising for British Retinitus Pigmentosa Society- Fighting Blindness)

Staveley Village Hall

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Tickets: Adults: £6 (£7 on door),
Children (under 16): £3 (£4 on door)
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) : £15
(Not available on door)
Tickets available from: Staveley Pharmacy, Steve Bateman c/o Staveley School or Tel: 01539 821358

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Photos from Sunday 25 January 2009 walk

Sunday 25th Jan - Buttermere and Rannerdale

This is a low level walk around Rannerdale and Buttermere of approximately 8 miles.
Meet at 10am at the National Trust car park (NY173172) on the left just out of Buttermere as you head NW to Crummock Water.

From there we'll head up the road for a short bit, then pick up a footpath around Rannerdale Knotts, heading round and up Squat Beck. We'll climb (a little!) up the valley, then drop back to the car park. From there the plan is to do a circuit around Buttermere - clock/anti-clock to be determined.

This should be a relatively easy walk. If the views are clear, then we can divert up Rannerdale Knotts as opposed to around it.
Estimated time 4-5hrs

Leader: Helen - mob 07753 160831

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Sunday 18th Jan - Bowness-on-Windermere

A gentle walk around Bowness and Windermere.
First we walk up School Knott, past School Knott Tarn, Onto Brantfell and Post Knott, then to Lake Windermere around Cockshot point into Bowness for refreshments, towards Windermere, along Sheriffs' walk for views of a waterfall, to the lake shore and returning to Windermere.
6 Miles
3 Hours
Grade 1 easy. Ideal for all abilities and new members
Start 11 AM
Meet outside windermere Tourist Information Centre (near railway station)
You can park on the street in Windermere.

Leader: Becky - mob 07768 480 454

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Saturday 17th Jan - January Social

Meal out in Kendal

Gianni's Italian
21 Stramongate, Kendal, LA9 4BH

Food must be pre-booked - menu can be viewed on

Table has been booked for 7.30pm

Please get in touch with either Emma, 07773 202845 or Claire D, 07511 259791 ASAP with order. Some overnight accommodation can be offered.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Sunday 11th Jan - Torver & Dow Crag

Torver (nr Coniston) and Dow Crag

Start time: 10:00am Prompt
Distance: 8 or 11 miles (depending on weather)
Grade: 4
Grid Ref (Start and finish): 284 942 Pub carpark on junction.

Torver - Walner scar road - Brown Pike - Dow Crag -
At the Goats Hawse there is the possibility of including the Old
Man of Coniston and descending through slate quarries before
returing to Torver.
Otherwise return via Goats water.

Leader: Clare A : Mob 07729 021 534

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Sunday 4th Jan 2009 - Central Lakes

Sunday 4th January
Red Screes and Scandale Valley

Walk date: Sunday 4th January
Start time: 9.00am

Meeting Point Grid Reference NY 371 044
Car park on minor road parallel to the River Rothay. To get to this road, as you leave Ambleside on the A593 going towards Coniston/Langdale, go over a narrow bridge and take the first turn on the right. Drive down this road for about 600m, where you can park on the right by the river for FREE!

Walk description
This walk begins in Ambleside. The route passes High Sweden Bridge then follows Scandale Beck on good paths to reach Scandale pass which leads to Patterdale. From here, there is a moderately steep ascent that takes us to the summit of Red Screes. A gradual descent with good views of the southern Lake District lakes and fells takes us back to Ambleside. The Apple Pie shop is always a welcome stop after a walk on a cold winter day, where we can warm ourselves with a big mug of hot chocolate!

Walk length: 14km (9 miles)
Total ascent: 730m (2400ft)
Walk duration: 5-6 hours including stops

What do I need to bring with me?
Warm, windproof clothing (no jeans)
Waterproof outer clothing
Fell walking boots with a good sole (no trainers)
Spare warm clothing
Ample food and drink to last a full day

For further information contact:
Kate Woodrow
07970 665554

More photos from Red Screes

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Thurs 1st Jan - New Years Day walk

Meet point and parking: Birthwaite Road, off the A507, Windermere GR: 412 983
Start time: 9.45am for a 10am start

Gentle walk over Orrest Head and then across fields, tracks and lanes to Ings

Lunch at the pub at Ings - aim to be here for 12.30pm for anyone who wants to join us for lunch.

Length: Upto 15km, afternoon route will depend on how long we spend in the pub!!

Please ring before hand to ensure walk going ahead

Leader: Emma 07773 202845