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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Sun 25th Oct - Fairfield Horseshoe

Start: 9:30am, Pelter bridge carpark - 365059
We will walk past rydal church and back towards Ambleside
on the footpath that goes though Rydal park. We will then
asend past low and then high sweeden bridge. High Pike,
Dove Crag, Hart Crag before reaching Fairfield. We will then
descend via Great Pike, Heron Pike and back down to rydal hall
where there is tearoom so let's hope it is open.
Grade:3 in book but I would say 3/4
Ascent: 950m
Time: 7 1/2 hours
Tel - 07729021534

Leader: Claire A (07729 021534)

Friday, 23 October 2009

23rd - 28th Oct - Cateran Trail Wild Camp

Travelling to start evening of Friday 23rd after work returning Wednesday 28th.

Planning to camp with possible bothy on first night. The route is 58 miles long and is covered by the Explorer Maps 381, 387, and 388.

Anyone interested please contact Emma or Vicky on 07773202845 or 07835416262.

We would appreciate being able to borrow the maps if anyone has a copy or mapping software for Scotland!

Can anyone that wants to walk the Cateran Trail please let Emma or Vicky know for definate by the 1st October as we need to sort out numbers for the first nights accommodation. This will be a B&B, cost may be in the range of £30 / £40.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Wed 21st Oct - Of Mice & Men - Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

Trip to see 'Of Mice and Men' at the Dukes theatre in Lancaster
Performance starts 7:30pm, tickets £14 (Let me know by Wed 7th if you want me to get you a ticket.)

Meeting for a meal in 'Quite Simply Food', Lancaster, 5:45pm (to order before 6pm for £6 meal)

Contact Ruth (07950085070)

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Sun 18th Oct - Kentmere Valley

A gentle walk with great views in the Kentmere Valley. Exploring the West side of the valley before passing through Kentmere with a tea and cake stop at Magg's Howe. Then moving onto Skeggles Water and back down into the valley.

Distance: 13km
Height gain: 350m
Time: 4 1/2 - 5 1/2 hours with tea stop
Start time: 10:00am
Meeting place: Lots of on road parking by factory works entrance on road into Kentmere, NY 457019

Leader: Vicky (07835 416262)

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Sun 11th Oct - Place Fell 2154ft

Start 10.00 AM at Patterdale, parking in layby or carpark opposite phone box and opposite White Lion P H

Distance 8 Miles (13km)

Duration 5 hours Grade 2 easy to medium.

Ascent 2000 ft

Car share meet at Morrisons car park in Kendal at 9am (leader not there)
Windermere station 9.15am for anyone in Windermere area (phone if you want a lift)

Place Fell 657m lies on the eastern side of Ullswater near the head of the lake, easily seen and easily accessible from Patterdale. The climb to the summit is not too strenuous and the views from it are dramatic and extensive. From the top we continue along the edge of the lonely, quiet valley of Boredale, overlooked by the bare slopes of Martindale Common, before dropping to the lake at Sandwick. The final section, along a path above the shores of Ullswater, one of the lovliest walks in the Lake District, taking us back to Patterdale.

Leader: Rob (0777 398 6512)

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Sun 4th Oct - Kentmere/Sallows/Garburn

Start Point: beside Kentmere Church (G.R. NY 456 041) only room for about 10 cars - so, if full, there are a few spaces beside the farm @ NY 460 040 that's about ½ mile away @ 11.00

Description: Kentmere church / Kentmere Hall farm / Whiteside End / thru 2 gates / past bog & rushes (on R) / grass (on R) / when B/W climbs turn R & go up slope / at about ½ way along the grassy hollow turn L (straight uphill) to a gate & stile / quarry & tractor tracks // to each other / follow tractor one / just after crossing stream turn R (goes uphill & follows tractor track again) / fellside becomes pathless but aim for a gap between 2 craggy outcrops / pass to R side of L one (Long Crag) / at clearer path continue climbing L / pass grouse butts / summit of Sallows / well before the craggy outcrops (on L) turn R (on narrow path) / down & R of conifer plantation / stile / gate / turn R & descend Garburn Pass to Kentmere

Distance: 5 miles (8 km)
Total Ascent: 371 metres (1217 ft.)

High Point: Sallows - 516 metres (1693 ft.)

Time: 3 - 3½ hours

Grade: 2 - 3

Car Share: Meet at Morrisons, Kendal @ 10.15

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