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Sunday, 26 April 2009

Sun 26th April - Two Alternative Walks - Howgills and/or Grasmoor

Due to a late submission of details, there are 2 walks on this weekend - Ruth P's and Malcolm's.

Ruth P:

Howgill Fells

Meet at 9.30am at the Cross Keys - SD 697 967

An exploration of some of the lesser known hills of the Howgill Fells

Cross Keys, Wardale Hill, Grere Fell, Green Bell, Randygill Top, Kensgriff, Yarlside - possibly up to The Calf - down via Cautley Spout

8-10 miles

Leader Ruth P 07891 186 774


Whiteside-Hopegill Head- Grasmoor with the option of Whiteless Pike.

10am start time at Lanthwaite Green Car Park (free) NY159208

Grade 4 (ish)

Distance 10-13km depending on whether we come down by Whiteless Pike or straight down from Grasmoor.

Total height gain approx. 1,200m.

Approx. 6hrs walking.

Leader: Malcolm

Mobile number 07826486155

Disclaimer 1: the times,heights and distances are estimates!


Saturday, 25 April 2009

Photos from Go Ape

Sat 25th April - Trip to Go Ape at Whinlatter

Would you like to come and swing from the trees on a high wire activity course, involving zip wires, rope bridges and Tarzan swings? We will be Going Ape on the morning of SATURDAY 25th April in Whinlatter forest at 10:30am.

There are five routes of increasing difficulty and once you are in you can go on each of the routes as many times as you would like.

Groups of up to 14 are 'released' onto the course after a simple safety briefing at half hour intervals. I would estimate 2-3hrs to complete the course - longer if you want to repeat routes.

Full details of what is involved (and details of sensible clothing - you need not to mind getting a little dirty should you land on your bum at the end of the zip-wires and you will need to be able to move about freely on the high wire course) can be found on the Go Ape website

If you would like to come please let me know - the cost is £25 per person. At present 10 have booked, and there is space for 2 more people on the 10:30 slot.

Please email me on or call on my mobile 07753 160831 if you are interested!


24th/25th/26th April - Munroe Madness

I am planning to bag a load of monroes this weekend, I will be staying at Loch Lomond syha on friday and saturday nights at £17 per night tel:01389 850 226. If anyone is interested in doing some monros let me know. I will already be in Scotland so you would have to make your own way there, i will put you in touch with anyone else who is going so you can car share. If you want to go please book the hostel yourself, you can do it online if you like.
Munros to do in this area:

If you are interested please contact Rob on 0777 398 6512.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Sun 19th April - Longsleddale

Description: From Sadgill, we head up to Shipman Knotts, Kentmere Pike, and Harter Fell, then descend to Gatescarth Pass, up to Branstree, then return along the valley bottom.

Grade: 4

Distance: 9 miles

Time: 5-6 hours

Total Ascent: 800 m

Start: 0930 at Sadgill, at end of tarmaced road, at the northern end of Longsleddale, Grid Ref NY 483056. Click here for a map. Parking is limited, so please car-share if possible.

Car Share: Kendal Morrisons, 0900

Leader: Tom 07884 493081

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Sat 11th /Sun 12th April - Easter Wild Camping Lake District

Wild camping on Saturday and Sunday night.
Saturday night at Scales tarn near Sharp edge, Blencathra.
Sunday night Bowscale tarn, north of Blencathra.
I will be leaving Windermere at 5pm approx and driving to Scales on the A66, then walking up to Scales tarn, should be there by 7.30pm at the latest. If any one wants to meet in Windermere let me know otherwise i will meet you at Scales tarn.
Sunday i plan to do Blencathra then walk over to Bowscale tarn via any tops and ridges near by.
Monday will be an easy walk back to the cars.
Rob Mobile 0777 398 6512

Sun 12th April - Melbreak, Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell

Loweswater Fells followed by drinks at the Kirkstile Inn.

Leader: Anne mob: 07729 903852


Start: Loweswater Village, Kirkstile Inn (NY142209)
Start time: 10AM
Length: approx. 8 miles
Approx. time: 6-7 hours
Ascent: 915m / 3,000 ft

Car sharing: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.00

This walk to the summit of the Loweswater Fells provides excellent views of Crummock Water, Buttermere and the surrounding fells.

The walk involves some steepish ascents, mild scrambling over scree and bogs.

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 Top(the "actual summit").

Leaving the South Top, we head W down steep grassy slopes into Mosedale. We then walk past the solitary holly tree (mentioned on OS maps!) and pick up the main path to the other side of the valley crossing a bridge over Mosedale Beck on our way. Our next Wainwright is Hen Comb, which we ascend by climbing the steep grassy slopes next to Thrang Crags.

After a short stop we descend SW from the summit of Hen Comb and then cross White Oak Moss (might be very wet and boggy). Eventually we reach a fence which we then follow over White Oak and onwards to the summit of Gavel Fell.

Continuing to follow the fence we head towards Blake Fell - the highest point of the day at 573 metres. From the summit of Blake Fell we can either walk to Carling Knott and Loweswater End, where we should have a great view of Loweswater, or head straight down to High Nook Farm, Maggie's Bridge and back to Loweswater Village and the pub!

More photos from Melbreak

These are just a selection of Dan's pictures - please email me if you want me to forward them on.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Easter weekend - Proposed trip to Scotland

If anyone is interested in a trip to Scotland on Easter weekend please contact Peter on 01772 725934 for more details.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Photos from Sunday 5 April 2009

Sunday 5th April - Latterbarrow and The Sawrey Tarns

Start Point: Red Nab Car Park (G.R. SD 385 993 @ 10.00)

Description: Red Nab c.p. / Belle Grange / Scab Moss / Waterson Intake / Latterbarrow / Long
Height / past Wise Een & Moss Eccles Tarns / Far Sawrey (Claife Crier??) / Claife Heights

Distance: 8 miles (12.9 km)
Total Ascent: 370 metres (1214 ft.)
High Point: Latterbarrow's summit - 244 metres (800 ft.)
Time: 5 hours
Grade: 3

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.30

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

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Sat 4th April - Windermere Social

The Lighthouse in Windermere
7.30 pm
please pre book from the munu below by wednesday 1st April and email or text your choice to :
Rob Mobile 0777 398 6512