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Sunday, 28 June 2009

Sun 28th June - Fairfield, Dollywagon Pike & Helvellyn

Starting at Patterdale in the carpark on the opposite side of the road to the Patterdale Hotel (pay and display unfortunately). We will be heading up Birks, St Sunday Crag and on to Fairfield. Once at Fairfield we bag Seat Sandal then head up over Dollywagon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Helvellyn Lower Man. After a quick run up Raise and down Sticks pass we have the option to take it easy and head back to the cars or add on Sheffield pike and Glenridding Dodd. A pleasant view of Ullswater and Glenridding to end the day. If people want to we can tag on Birkhouse moor on the way back to the cars, which is another Wainwright.

We will hopefully be doing between 8 and 11 Wainwrights depending on the choices made on the day. For those with a desire for a challenge I can direct you to Arnison Crag at the start of the walk for an extra Wainwright, you can then catch the rest of us up on Birks or St Sunday Crag (cutting the corner off).

Total length: - map distance is approximately 13.7 miles (depending on the extras).
Ascent: - 1807m or 5928 ft (depending on the extras).
Difficulty: - 4
Start time: - 9:30am
Parking options: - Pay and display opposite the Patterdale Hotel, free layby opposite the White Lion (if spaces available) or parking spaces in front of the hall a short way north of the Patterdale Hotel on the right. Meet at the pay and display carpark NY 396 159.

As there will be a late finish Paul has suggested a meal post walk in potentially The White Lion (other suggestions welcome). Please contact Paul if you are interested.

Leader: Paul - mobile 07752 116979

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Sun 21st June - Dale Head, Hindscarth & Robinson

Sun 21st June - Dale Head, Hindscarth & Robinson

A lovely walk in the Newlands valley, including ascents of Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson. Fairly long but nothing too technical (just a short scramble down Robinson).

Distance : Approx. 10 miles
Ascent: Approx. 1000m
Grade 3
Time : About 6 hours
Car Share : Meet at Kendal Morrisons at 9:00am (without leader)

Walk Start : 10:00 at small car park on the left just down the hill through Little Town, OL4 GR NY 233194.

Leader: Vicky 07835 416262

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Photos from Blencathra

Sun 14th June - Blencathra

Leaders: Helen & Keith - mob 07753 160831 (Helen)

Start point - meet outside Mungrisdale Village Hall/Parish rooms at 10:30am. (Outdoor Leisure NE area - 364303)

From there we will walk a few hundred metres up the road to pick up the footpath that follows the River Glenderamackin around the base of Bannerdale Crags. Crossing the footbridge we'll start to climb up Scales Fell to the cairn on the top of Blencathra. If the weather is suitable, there will be an optional diversion to the top via Sharp Edge. (Please note that this will not be led by a Ramblers member - so at your own risk unless a Rambler wants to volunteer on the day!)

From the top we'll head back down via Atkinson Pike, picking up the path down to Mungrisdale. We'll then head back down the footpath back down the River Glenderamackin past a disused lead mine and back to Mungrisdale.

Walk length - 13km
Height gain est 600m
Est walk time 4-5hrs
Main walk - Grade 3, diversion Grade 4 due to technical scramble

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Thursday 11th June:Mountain Warehouse exclusive discount evening...

Thursday 11th June from 7.30pm
In Bowness on Windermere next to Tesco

We have been invited to the above evening.

This exclusive opportunity entitles us to a 20% discount on all products instore. We will get expert advice and information regarding the products whilst enjoying refreshments in a relaxed environment.
Ask for Steve and mention Summittgood to claim your 20% discount voucher.

If you would like to attend let me know so i can let the shop know how many will be going.

Rob 0777 398 6512

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Sun 7th June - Sunnybank & Coniston

Start Point: Parking area opposite the Landy garage @ the top of Sunny Bank (nr. Torver)
(G.R. SD 287 932 @ 11.00)

Description: Torver Back Common / beside Coniston Water / Torver Common Wood / Torver (+ Church House Inn?) / Undercrag & Brocklebank Farms / Torver Tarn / past Anne Riggs / up the 2nd ½ of Sunny Bank (back to the start)

Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Total Ascent: 195 metres (640 ft.)
High Point: by Torver Tarn - 140 metres (460 ft.)

Time: 4 hours
Grade: 2

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 10.20 (without leader!)

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

Photos from Sunnybank and Coniston

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Sat 6th June - BBQ in Waterhead

Details have been sent to known Summit Good member email addresses.

If you haven't received it and would like to go please contact Esther for more info.

If the BBQ is cancelled due to bad weather, Esther will email the group.

Contact number:07949 164823