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Sunday, 31 January 2010

Sun 31st Jan - Lingmoor Fell

The route takes us through the quiet woods of Little Langdale and on to Blea Tarn. We will pass through the insanely narrow squeeze on Side Pike and scramble to the summit of Lingmoor Fell. The return to Skelwith Bridge will be through the rolling landscape around Colwith.

Distance: 8.5 miles

Time: about 5.5 hours

Height Gained: 400m

Grade: 3

Start: 9:30am @ the bridge, Skelwith Bridge, NY 344 034

Car Share: Morrisons car park, Kendal @ 8:45am

Leader: Jeremy 07899 923019

Friday, 29 January 2010

Fri 29th Jan - Comedy Night Social - urgent reply by 12th Jan

There are 12 tickets reserved for the Barrel of Laughs comedy night in the Brewery, Kendal. Starts 8pm and costs £10 each. Tickets are only reserved until 12th Jan so please contact me before then or the tickets will return to general sale. Vicky (07835 416262)

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sun 24th Jan - Haystacks & Fleetwith Pike

A circular walk in the Northern Fells to complete two Wainwright peaks and a visit to the Innominate Tarn. Meeting in Buttermere we walk along the side of Buttermere and then up the Scarth Gap Pass before a steep climb to the top of Haystacks (597m) before walking past the tarn to ascend Fleetwith Pike (648m). We will then come down Fleetwith Edge before coming back along Buttermere. If the weather is bad or it is very icy underfoot we will complete a shorter walk around Buttermere and climb Rannerdale Knots.
Grade 3
Distance: 8 miles
Duration: 7 hrs
Start time: 9.30 am
Meeting point: parking either by Buttermere church in free layby (Grid ref: NY176170); alternative parking in pay and display National Trust car park along B5289 (NY174172)
Leader: Vicky (07835 416262)

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Sun 17th Jan - Kendal to Windermere or winter skills training

Kendal to Windermere


Start Time: 9:30am

Meeting Place: Lay-by on Brigsteer Road by footpath to Scout Scar, just west of Kendal (502918)

We will walk over Scout Scar then head west towards Crook, and then pick up the Dales Way into Windermere. This will be followed by a well deserved drink before hopefully catching the 1500 train back to Kendal (later train at 1600 if required - cost £3.90). We will then walk approx 2 miles back to the car.

Leader: Howard (0789 1952813)

Also if anybody interested Rob is willing to take anyone with ice axe and crampons into the mountains for a day of ice axe training, snow shelter building and general winter skills.
call Rob if interested o777 398 6512

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Sun 10th Jan - Windermere

A Gentle Ramble around the outskirts of Bowness and Windermere
6 Miles
Grade 1 easy
3 hours or more depending on cafe stops.

Start 10am outside Bowness Tourist Info centre on the Glebe
Heading along the Rayrigg Road to Queen Adelaide Hill and the lake shore, up towards Windermere, onto Orrest head to see fine views of lake Windermere and the mountains.
Lunch in The Lighthouse cafe in Windermere
Returning to Bowness via School Knott and School Knott tarn.
More cafes in Bowness at the end of walk.

Leader: Becky (07768 480 454)

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Sun 3rd Jan - Beatrix Potter Walk

Start Point: Parking area between the road & the lake (N of ferry landing)

(G.R. SD 389 964 [?] @ 11.00)

Description: Lakeside / Belt Ash Coppice / Harrow Slack / Far Sawrey (Claife Crier Bar?) / Near Sawrey (Tower Bank Arms? & Hill Top - Beatrix Potter's house) / Dub How Farm / Garnett Wood / Town End / Jemmy Crag (on Lakeside again) & back

Distance: 5.5 miles (8.9 km)
Total Ascent: 210 metres (690 ft.)

High Point: nr. Mitchell Knotts - 170 metres (558 ft.)

Time: 3 hours

Grade: 1

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 10.30

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

Friday, 1 January 2010

Fri 1st Jan - New Years Day Walk

Walks for 01/01/10 (NYD) Note - from Ambleside Backpackers hostel (walking with the Notts and Derby 20 to 30's group)

Short Ambleside, skelgyll wood, robin lane, troutbeck (pub)nanny lane, wansfell pike, stockgyll force, ambleside 6 miles grade C/D start 10.30 to 11am approx

Long You guessed it - the fairfield horseshoe 12 miles grade C start 9am approx

Walks for 02/01/10 (with clear heads)
Short (from Grassmere) Grassmere, helm crag, gibson knotts, calf crag, steel fell, helmside, grassmere 7.5 miles grade C
Long Scafell pike from either Langdale or seathwaite 10-12 miles grade B - note; this will be an early start and will involve a drive to the start point of up to 25 miles