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Friday, 28 August 2009

Chalet Weekend. 28th to 30th August

Chalet Weekend Bank Holiday August. ( There are still 6 places left as at 4th august)
Fri, Sat & Sun nights.
At the Gordon Walker Chalet, Stair, Newlands near Keswick.
This chalet is at Stair GR237212 NW sheet. 3 miles south of Keswick.
The ascents of Catbells, Maiden Moor, Causey Pike, Hindscarth,and Robinson all
start within 30 minutes walk of the chalet,also Derwent Water is in easy reach on foot.
The chalet sleeps 8 males and 8 females
Cost is £8 per night (R.A menbers only)
No pets allowed in the building.
Please pay me by 10th August, as I have to pay for the chalet in advance which could be £384 if full.
Rob 0777 398 6512

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Photo from Ennerdale Horseshoe

Sunday 23rd August - Ennerdale Horseshoe

The start point is at approx. GR number NY 0850 1536 at the carpark at the end of Ennerdale. Turn right where there is a forestry sign for Broadmoor after the turning from Ennerdale Bridge.
The idea behind this is to provide a challenging walk that will not be beyond the fitter members of the group. It will consist of the hills that form the Ennerdale skyline. Total distance has yet to be determined as there are a few route options ranging from 22 miles up to 29 miles. The current intention is to go for 23.5miles and 10,000 feet of ascent.
Please note the idea behind this walk is to present the group with a challenge.
Anyone present on the day should be prepared for this with appropriate clothing and equipment. You should have your own map and be prepared to use it. There will be options for people to drop out, however they must be prepared to navigate themselves back to the start point.

Leader: Paul B (mob 07752 116979)

Due to the challenging nature of this walk, on this occasion please contact the leader for start time and full details.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Sunday 16th August - High Stile

Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag

Distance 8-9 miles

Grade 3-4

Highest point 807m (High Stile)

Start Point at the foot of Newlands Pass NY 177 171. There is free parking by the roadside just as you begin to climb Newlands Pass or alternative pay and display parking can be found in Buttermere Village.

Start time 9.30am

Meet at Low Wood 8.30am (suggested time, I will not be there)

Time 5-6.5 hours

This is a moderately strenuous walk with stunning views over Buttermere and Ennerdale. Provided that the weather is reasonable, Niall will make a second attempt at the Buttermere Horseshoe see description 25th July 09.

Leader: Malcolm (07826486155 or email

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Sunday 9th August - Witherslack and Bowland Bridge

Start Point: Witherslack Hall School (parking space on the grass verges by the school gates)
(G.R. SD 435 859 @ 11.00)

Description: Witherslack Hall Farm / Knott Wood / High Low Wood / Pool Bank / Cowclose Wood / Swallow Mire / past St. Anthonys Church / Pool Garth / Mill Bridge / Bowland Bridge (brill food in the Hare & Hounds) / Lobby Bridge / Broomer Dale / Pool Bank (again) / Low & High Park Woods / Witherslack Hall

Distance: 8 miles (12.9 km)
Total Ascent: 221 metres (725 ft.)
High Point: High Park Wood - 100 metres (328 ft.)

Time: 4.5 hours
Grade: 2

Car Share: Meet at the Kendal Morrisons car park @ 10.20 (without leader!)

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

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Sat 8th Aug - Social picnic

Hi everyone,
Come and join us on a summer picnic, with views looking over Lake Windermere, on Queen Adelaide Hill near Bowness on Windermere. Bring your own food and drink or even disposable bbq. If it happens to be a warm summer evening you can cool off in the lake.

You can use the park and ride carpark which is free after 6pm, situated on Rayrigg Road (Between Bowness and the Cooks Corner roundabout at the bottom of the Kirkstone Pass Road)

Meet at 6.30 pm

If you need further information call Rob on 0777 398 6512

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Sunday 2nd August - Moffat Hills

Come and explore part of Scotland you probably haven't seen before but that's practically on your doorstep. We will start by climbing alongside the Grey Mare's Tail (one of the finest waterfalls in Scotland)on a good path, continuing along the burn to Loch Skeen (a gem hidden high up among the hills). We will then follow a narrow ridge to ascend Mid Craig (729m), head up to Lochcraig Head (800m) and back along the plateau to reach the summit of White Coomb (821m). On a good day this walk offers fine views of the Lakes, West Highlands and Edinburgh.

We might see feral goats, peregrine falcons and the rare vendace fish in the loch.

Meet: 10.30am at the National Trust car park (GR186145) at the bottom of the Grey Mare's Tail.

Time : Approx 5 hours
Distance about 13km
Car share: 9.00am from Linda's in Carlisle (please phone in advance to arrange)

Grade: 3

Leader: Linda (mob 07717 313073)