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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Photos from High Cup Nick

There are more of Paul's photos. If anyone would like them please drop me an email -

Sun 31st May - High Cup Nick from Dufton

High Cup Nick is a classic U-shaped valley high on the western flanks of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

A deep chasm on the Pennine fellside, this famous nick, a dramatic geological formation at the top of High Cup Gill is part of the well-known Whin Sill, and overlooks the best glaciated valley in Northern England. Here you can see the grey-blue dolerite crags which also form High Force and Cauldron Snout.

High Cup Nick is on the Pennine Way and can be reached from Cow Green on the border of Cumbria and County Durham, or Dufton in the Eden Valley.

10.30 AM MEET IN DUFTON CAR PARK BY TOILETS AND CAMP SITE GR688252 (3 miles north of Appleby)
Leader: Rob 0777 398 6512

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Sun 24th May - Hartsop, High St, Angle Tarn

There's an easy walk from Hartsop along Pasture Bottom to start, then quite a steep ascent to Threshthwaite Mouth, onto Thornthwaite Crag, and finally up to High Street. Hopefully there will be good weather and wonderful views for the walk along the top, overlooking Hayeswater. We leave High Street at the Straits of Riggindale, walk over or round The Knott, then descend gently to Angle Tarn. Another lovely ridge takes us to Boredale Hause and views of Ullswater. The initial descent from there is quite steep but soon becomes an easy walk back to the car along the valley bottom.

Start: 10am at car park north of Brothers Water, grid ref NY 403134
Car share: suggest 9:30am at Low Wood but I won't be there

Distance: approx 10 miles
Total ascent: around 3600ft
Grade: 3/4 (not a difficult walk under foot though quite long)

Time: I 'recced' this walk in just over 4.5 hrs but with a group it's likely to take 5.5-6 hrs.

Leader: Ruth L 07950 085070

Rob and Alex are planning to wild camp at Angle Tarn on Sunday night (weather permitting) Meet in Patterdale, park opposite the White Lion Pub in layby or carpark.
We can have a meal in the pub early about 6pm then walk up to Angle Tarn about 1 hour to wild camp. Then head back down Monday morning.
Interested? call Rob 0777 398 6512

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Photos from Hadrian's Wall

The start

I believe there's a carving in there somewhere....

Pay attention at the front - Vicky instructs.

These are just a sample of the photos that Paul has forwarded to me. Please let me know if you'd like me to email them on - Helen T (

23rd May - 27th May - Hadrians Wall Path

Hadrian's Wall Itinerary

Saturday 23rd May: Heddon on the Wall to Chollerford (15 miles)
Sunday 24th May: Chollerford to Once Brewed (13 miles)
Monday 25th May: Once Brewed to Backs (13 miles)
Tuesday 26th May: Banks to Carlisle (13 miles)
Wednesday 27th May: Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway (14 miles)

Due to this being half term the bunkhouse beds will get booked up early, therefore I would like to get our names down by mid January.

If you are interested in all or part of this trip, please contact me by 11th January so I can make the reservations.

Leader: Vicky mob: 07835 416262

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Photos from Coledale Horseshoe

Sun 17th May - Coledale Horseshoe

One of the classics. Starting and finishing near Braithwaite (130) just off the A66 past Keswick,including the peaks
of Grizedale Pike (791), Hopegill Head (770), Crag Hill (839) Sail (773) and Causey Pike ( 637)

Distance : Approx. 10 miles

Grade 3/4 Nothing too technical, just a fair bit of ascent up Grisedale Pike
Time : About 5/6 hours

Car Share : Meet at Low Wood Hotel, nr Ambleside 8.30am (without leader)

Walk Start : 9.30 at small car park on the left just up the hill through Braithwaite on the Winlatter road ( B5292) GR NY 226 237.

Leader: Alister 0776 1433 437

Sunday, 10 May 2009

10th May - Photos from Great Dodd

Alister's photos - these are just a selection, please email and I can forward all ten.

Dan's photos:

Sun 10th May - Great Dodd & Stybarrow Dodd

Ascent of Great Dodd (858m) & Stybarrow Dodd (846m) from Dockray. Descent via Sticks Pass, Sticks Gill & the Glencoyndale Miners Path.

Start: 10.15am Dockray (393216 OL5)
Limited car parking at southern end of village opposite telephone box. Some off road parking also available on the road from Dockray to High Row.
Car share: 9am Morrisons car park in Kendal.

Distance/Ascent: 9.5 miles/ 700m
Approx time: 5 hours

Leader: Barbara (07843 567097)

Monday, 4 May 2009

Mon 4th May - Bank Holiday Monday walk

Starting from the carpark in Dunnerdale (grid reference SD235,995) or copy and paste this link into your browser:|SD235995&zoom=16

Walk up Harter Fell and then go down into Eskdale. From there we walk up Hardknot pass to the Roman Fort. After looking around we'll stick to the footpath and carry on to top of Hardknot pass, turn left and back into Dunnerdale via Black Hall and walk back to the cars via the River Duddon.

Start: 10:30
Distance: 6.5 miles
Total accent: 840 m
Time walking: 4 1/2 Hours
Grade: 3 (though path up Harter Fell is screeish)

No phone signal in valley so no help in navigating to carpark on day.

Leader: Matt 0787 835 2150

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Sun 3rd May - Wray Castle walk

Start Point: roadside verges by Wray Church
(G.R. NY 371 007 @ 11.00)

Description: pass Randy Pike(!?) / Renny Park Coppice / Brathay Quarries / Dan Beck / Outgate Inn (lunch?? [v. good food]) / Hole House / Blelham Tarn & back

Distance: 6 miles (9.7 km)
Total Ascent: 160 metres (525 ft.)
High Point: nr. Brathay Quarries - 100 metres (328 ft.)

Time: 3.5 hours
Grade: 1

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 10.30

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

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Sat 2nd May - My Fair Lady

Trip to see Esther in My Fair Lady at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.

Esther suggests booking tickets in small groups.

For more info see