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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Sunday 27th Sept 2009 - High Raise and Ullscarf

Description: From Rosthwaite we head up to Dock Tarn, then head on up to Ullscarf, and on to High Raise then via Sergeant Man to Thunacar Knott. From there we will return via Sergeant's Crag and Eagle Crag.

Grade: 4

Distance: 13 Miles

Time: approx 6-7 hours

Total ascent: 800 m

Start: Rosthwaite village hall car park, or the adjacent National Trust car park, 09.30, NY257148. Click here for a map.

Leader: Tom (mob 07884 493081)

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Sunday 20th September - Harter Fell & Hardnott Fort

Harter Fell and Hardnott Fort

Starting from the (Free!) carpark in Dunnerdale (grid reference SD235,995) or copy and paste this link into your browser:

We walk up Harter Fell and have a nosy look down on Hardnott fort from above. From there we walk down into Eskdale and 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: 10:30am
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 unfortunately no help in navigating to the carpark on the day.

Leader: Matt 0787 835 2150

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Sunday 13th September - Skiddaw

The ridge of Ullock Pike and Longside is steep, but a great way to climb to the summit of Skiddaw for cracking views of Back o’ Skiddaw and the Solway. We descend via Birketts Edge to Whitewater Dash Waterfall. Skiddaw can be a hard mountain to tame – inclement weather has defeated the group the last three times we’ve attempted to summit her, so be prepared for snow and hurricane force wind.

Length: 8.5 miles

Time: about 6 hours

Ascent: 800 metres

Grade: 3

Start: 10:00am at the tiny layby on the road to Orthwaite 0.25 miles north of the junction with A591. NGR: NY 237 311

Leader: Jeremy 07899 923019

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Saturday 12th September - Pudding and Planning

Sunday 12th September - Pudding and Planning

To be held at Vicky's house in Carlisle.

Start time 7pm.

Please bring a pudding and any walk ideas etc.

Hopefully there will be a guest speaker to represent LDSAMRA.

Please contact Vicky if you need directions etc. (07835 416262)

Bed / floor space available if required, just ask. Please can everyone bring their Ramblers membership card if they plan to volunteer to lead walks.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Sunday 6th September - Gawthwaite / Lowick / Spark Bridge

Start Point: by the phone box (on the W side of Gawthwaite)
(G.R. SD 271 848 @ 11.00)

Description: Gawthwaite / High Stennerley / Everard Lodge / Lowick Bridge / Lowick Church / Lowick Green / Spark Bridge / Beck Bottom / past Lowick Beacon / Knapperthaw / Keldray / Gawthwaite
(if you don't want to bring a packed lunch [for a change!] we'll be stopping [depending on the time] at either [or all of ?] The Red Lion @ Lowick Bridge, The Farmers @ Lowick Green or The Royal Oak @ Spark Bridge, as they're all within a mile and a bit of each other)

Distance: 7 miles (11.3 km)
Total Ascent: 210 metres (690 ft.)
High Point: above Gawthwaite - 175 metres (574 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)

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

LDSAMRA thank you letter


On behalf of LDSAMRA may I offer you and your companions a very big "congratulations" on your achievement and an even bigger thank you for all the money you have raised for Mountain Rescue in the Lake District. I have just checked your page and I calculate you have raised a total of £3,219.74; an incredible amount.

Would you please pass on a very big thank you to everyone who took part in the Wainwright Challenge, both as participants, supporters or sponsors. It is something of an achievement and I don't think anyone has used AW's books in quite such a novel way.

If you could let me have details of your meeting on 12 September I will try to organise someone to come along and say a few words.

Many thanks and best wishes to you all.

Richard Longman (Treasurer)