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Saturday, 28 February 2009

SUMMITT GOOD 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

SATURDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2009

SUMMITT GOOD WILL BE 5 YEARS YOUNG IN FEBRUARY

I HAVE BOOKED THE JOSHUA TREE IN KENDAL (just behind paolo giannis, down the alley way by the book shop)

I NEED £5 DEPOSIT AND YOUR CHOICE OF MENU BY FRIDAY 20TH FEBRUARY
PLEASE EMAIL CHOICES TO ROBMILLIGAN@UKONLINE.CO.UK
OR BY TEXT TO 0777 398 6512
OR BY POST WITH DEPOSIT TO 17 THORNTHWAITE ROAD LA23 2DN

WE HAVE THE DOWNSTAIRS PART OF THE RESTAURANT TO OURSELVES

7.15 FOR 7.30PM

THE MENU IS 2 COURSES..£12.95 / 3 COURSES..£15.95

S1 HOMEMADE CREAM OF CELERY SOUP
S2 PRAWNS & SMOKED SALMON PARCELS (G.F)
S3 ARDENNES PATE WITH FRUITY CHUTNEY AND TOAST
S4 BAKED PORK, PRUNE & APPLE MEATBALLS
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M1 STICKY ROAST LAMB WITH HONEY & TERYAKI (G.F)
M2 LUXURY FISH PIE; PRAWNS, HADDOCK & SALMON WITH CAPERS & EGG, TOPPED WITH CREAMY MASHED POTATO (G.F)
M3 HAM & SPINACH STUFFED PORK LOIN WITH HERB GRAVY
M4 HALF ROAST DUCK WITH CUMBERLAND SAUCE (G.F)(supplement of £2.50)
M5 MUSHROOM,COURGETTE & ROASTED PEPPER LASAGNE
ALL SERVED WITH FRESH VEG & POTATOES
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D1 APPLE, ALMOND & MINCEMEAT CRUMBLE TART
D2 STICKY TOFFEE AND DATE PUDDING
D3 MINI FRESH RASPBERRY & ELDERFLOWER PAVLOVA (G.F)
D4 CHOCOLATE & BRANDY CHEEESECAKE WITH BAILEYS CREAM
D5 A SELECTION OF CUMBRIAN CHEESES & BISCUITS
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FRESHLY BREWED COFFEE & CHOCOLATES


WE WILL BE DOING A SECRET SANTA LIKE WE DID LAST XMAS
JUST BUY A WEIRD OR USEFULL GIFT FOR ABOUT £5, WRAP IT UP AND PUT IT IN SANTAS SACK WHEN YOU GET TO THE RESTAURANT, LATER ON WE ALL PICK OUT A GIFT AND OPEN THEM !

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Sunday 22nd Feb THE HOWGILLS

THE HOWGILLS

Leader Alister, Mobile 077 614 334 37
car share (Morrisons, Kendal, 9.15.)
Distance 12 miles, 5 or 6 hours
Grade 3

Meet at Joss lane Car park at 9.45 Sedbergh (to start walking at 10am). The car park is a pay and display but people may find free street parking. There is another p&d car park on Loftus Hill road. Links to a street map and how to get to Sedbergh can be found on the following link:

http://www.sedbergh.org.uk/

The walk is around 12 miles long. We follow the track up that skirts around Winder and up to Arant Haw (605m) We then carry on up to Calders ( 674m) and the Calf (676m) we then double back along the track slightly and follow Red Gill Beck down to the top of Cautley Spout, We head down the side of the Spout in the valley and then head back to Sedbergh along parts of the old drove road and foot path that skirts the foot of the Howgills. This last 5 miles is fairly flat walking.

Walking time should be around 5 hours depending on pace and how long we stop for lunch

There should be time to partake in the usual refreshments in Sedbergh at the end of the walk.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Thu 19th - Sun 22nd Feb - Last 2 Days of the West Highland Way

A two day walk with one nights Camping following the last two days of the West Highland Way in Scotland.
The plan is to drive up on 19th Feb, take a few cars to Fort William (the end of the walk) and return to Glen Coe Youth Hostel for Thursday night (cost about £15). On the Friday and Saturday we will Walk the last 2 days of the West Highland Way with one nights rough camping in between (Friday Night). On the Saturday night we will stop in Glen Nevis Youth Hostel at the end of the walk (cost about £15). Returning home and collecting cars on the Sunday 22nd Feb.

Total distance will be roughly 25 miles over 2 days.

Final details TBC

Although the walk is fairly low level, it will be a moderately difficult walk as it is in the winter. Although people are not expected to bring winter mountaineering gear (Ice Axe Crampons), it will be necessary to have clothing and equipment suitable for winter camping. It is advisable to have some knowledge of camping in cold weather.

DEADLINE FOR BOOKING 31st Jan 2009 (to allow enough time to organise the event)

For further details or to let me know you want to come please contact Malcolm 07826486155 or email chsd@tesco.net

Photos from the West Highland Way










Sunday, 15 February 2009

Sunday 15th Feb - Ambleside / Jenkin Crag / Wansfell Pike

Sunday 15th February

Start Point: Roadside parking beside the River Rothay / Rothay Park, Ambleside (G.R. NY 371044 @ 11.00)

Description: The park & Ambleside centre (food re-supply possible) / Skelghyll Wood / Jenkin Crag / High & Low Skelghyll farms / Hundreds Road / Wansfell Pike / Stockghyll Park & Falls / Ambleside

Distance: 6 miles (9.7 km)
Total Ascent: 467 metres (1532 ft.)
High Point: Wansfell Pike - 482 metres (1581 ft.)
Time: 3.5 - 4 hours
Grade: 2

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 10.40

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

Photos from 14th Feb - Rydal Water





Saturday, 14 February 2009

Saturday 14th Feb - Grasmere & Rydal Water

Start Point: Grasmere Pay & Display (by the Garden Centre)(G.R. NY 336074) @ 11.30am
(parking also available at the school round the corner)

Description: A fairly gentle walk covering some of the paths and scenery most familiar to Wordsworth. Stock Lane, Grasmere / Dove Cottage / Rydal / Pelter Bridge / Loughrigg Terrace / Lakeshore / Grasmere Village

This additional walk has been scheduled to support the Ramblers Association Themed Walks programme for Valentines Day. All members, new joiners and visitors welcome.

Distance: 5.5 miles (8.9 km)
Time: 2.5 - 3 hours
Grade: 1-2

Car Share: Meet at the Morrisons in Kendal @ 10.30am (leader won't be there)

Leader: Linda 07717 313073

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Sunday 8th Feb - Bowfell, Eskpike, & Langdale Pikes

BOWFELL, ESKPIKE & PIKE OF STICKLE

(i reccied this walk on sunday 1st feb and is only suitable for people with crampons and ice axes) if you are not a winter mountaineer and still want to walk we will appoint a leader to do a low level walk starting at the same place


START 9.30 AM AT THE NEW DUNGEON GHYLL NATIONAL TRUST CAR PARK GR 295064

MEET AT THE LOW WOOD HOTEL FOR CAR SHARE 9 AM

THIS WALK ASCENDS THE BAND LEADING UP TO BOWFELL 902M, WE WILL GO VIA BOWFELLS GREAT SLAB IF DRY. ONCE BOWFELL IS GAINED WE HEAD UP ESK PIKE 889 M, THEN ONTO ESK HAUSE. HEADING SOUTH EAST TO ANGLE TARN FOR LUNCH. WE THEN MAKE OUR WAY TO PIKE OF STICKLE 709M VIA MARTCRAG MOOR BEFORE STARTING OUR DECSENT TO THE STICKLE BARN TAVERN FOR REFRESHMENTS.

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU ICE AXES, CRAMPONS, HEAD TORCHES,FULL WINTER CLOTHING AND FOOD AND HOT DRINK FOR THE DAY.

THERE WILL BE A FOUL WEATHER ROUTE IF NEEDED.

GRADE : 4/5
DISTANCE : 18KM 11 MILES
DURATION : 7 HOURS APPROX

Leader: Rob - mob 0777 398 6512

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Sat 7th Feb - Mardale Round

Niall and Ruth are going to do a version of the Mardale Round. Rough plan starting from Haweswater to Gatescarth pass - Harter Fell (778 m) - Maredale Ill Bell (760 m) - High Street (828 m) - coming down Kidsty Pike (780 m). Approx total km = 13. Approx time = 6-8 hrs. Starting Grid Reference: 469107 - Haweswater Carpark at 10 am.

If the weather is poor or the snow is still deep (above fences last week on Harter Fell) we will do an alternative route. This will also start from 469107 at 10 am.

Please contact us if you are interested as plans may change. Ruth 07950085070. Niall 07816921156.

Bring winter weather gear, plenty of food and a head torch.

Grade = 4

Photos from Harter Fell, and videos of Bowfell















Sunday, 1 February 2009

Sunday 1st Feb - Arthurs Pike, Loadpot & Wether Hill

This relatively leisurely walk takes in some sites of historic interest, including standing stones, shake holes and stone circles. Although this walk is not technically difficult and has no steep ascents, it is relatively long (12 miles, taking 6+ hours incl. rest stops).

On a clear day, we should get some great panoramic views of Ullswater, the Pennines, Blencathra and the eastern Lakeland fells.

From Askham, the route takes us first to The Cockpit (an ancient stone circle). From here, we have a gentle ascent of White Knott, Barton Fell and Arthur's Pike (1,747 ft) and from there onto High Street Roman Road and Loadpot Hill (2,204 ft).

From Loadpot, the route takes us over to Wether Hill, before we descend via Fusedale and Howtown.

Please bring plenty of warm, waterproof clothing, solid boots and enough food and drink (including emergency food if possible). NO JEANS!

Distance: Approx. 12 miles
Ascent: Approx. 1,800 ft
Time: 6+ hours

Starting point: the public car park behind the "Queens Head Inn" in Askham

Start time: 10.00 AM

For car sharing, meet at Morrison's car park (Kendal) at 09:00.

Leader Anne 077 299 03 852

More pictures from High Street