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Sunday, 25 April 2010

Sun 25th Apr - Elterwater

START: Elterwater, car park north of B5343, (free). GR: 329 051
START TIME: 9.30am
DISTANCE: 16km. 6hrs + pub stop

Car park, (65m) --> Dow Bank, (270m) --> Swimescar Pike, (400m) --> Blea Rigg, (530m) --> Sergant Man, (700m) --> Thunacar Knott, (723m) --> Dungeon Ghyll Force --> Pub stop --> Cumbrian Way, via Baysbrown --> Elterwater

No toilets at start, nearest in Elterwater
Bring packed lunch

Contact: Emma 07773 202845

Friday, 23 April 2010

Fri 23rd Apr - Mexican Night at Wilfs in Staveley

Organiser: Charlotte (07704 103572)

I've been in touch with Wilfs and booked a table for 14 (14 is the max no. they'll allow for a group). If anyone would like to come you need to text/email me. You can contact me anytime before the 23rd. ( The lady I spoke to said at the time there is still quite a lot of availability for that night so they can be a bit more relaxed about booking regulations!) I'll check if Wilfs can still fit you in and I will then confirm my address so you can send me a cheque for £5 for a deposit. They don't need anyone to pre-order.

Once I know who wants to come, I'll see if anyone wants to share taxis.

The price is £19.95 per person and it is bring your own booze.
For more info visit:

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Sun 18th Apr - Carlingill & The Howgills


This is a top walk following the remote V-shaped valley of Carlingill into the Howgills. We ascend beside The Spout, an impressive waterfall, and onto the central fells of The Howgills – Docker Knott, Bush Howe & the highest of them all, The Calf (676 metres high). We drop into the Lune Valley and return on paths above the river. It should be noted that the path through Carlingill is narrow and steep in a couple of places, but is not beyond the capabilities of most fell walkers.

Start/Car Share:
Meet at the small car park on the start of the track to Borrowdale, on the west side of A685 (opposite the turning to Low Borrowbridge). NGR: SD 607 014. We will need to car share from this point to the start of the walk because of the limited parking at Carlingill.

Start time @ Car Share Point: 9:30am
Distance: 11 miles
Time: up to 7 hours
Height Gained: 600 metres
Grade: 4

Leader: Jeremy 07899 923019

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Sun 11th Apr - Scafell Pike

Sunday 11th April 2010 - Scafell Pike via Corridor Route

Meet at 10.00am at the free parking area Wasdale Head SD 187084
Car share from Low Wood Hotel - suggested meet time 8.30am (I will not be there) Grade 4 - Distance 12 km (7.5miles)
Time 6-7 hours
Total Ascent 978m

Route: Wasdale Head, Sty Head, Corridor Route, Scafell Pike, Lingmell return to Wasdale Head. In the event of very bad weather or excessive snow I may modify or reverse the route. As there has been recent snowfall and the paths are still covered in snow in many parts, winter walking gear (Crampons or instep crampons, Ice Axe) are advisable. Any new members please remember to bring plenty of food and warm clothes as it is likely to be cold on top. Please remember to bring a headlamp or torch.

Leader: Malcolm 07826486155

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Sun 4th Apr - Coniston / Tarn Hows / Yew Tree Tarn / Yewdale

Start Point: Main Coniston car park (by T.I.C.) (G.R. - SD 303975 @ 11.00)

Description: Coniston Village / Tarn Hows / Yew Tree Tarn / Yewdale loop

Distance: 8 miles (12.9 km)

Total Ascent: 270 metres (885 ft.)

High Point: path nr. Howgraves (above Tarn Hows) - 230 metres (755 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)

Sun 4th Apr - Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Ideal training walk for those doing the keswick to barrow or for those who want something a bit different.

Start: Ribblehead Viaduct free parking. Map OL2 GR Ref 734792.
Take A65 to Ingleton then second left turn in village sign posted Hawes. Follow B6255for approx 6 miles to Station Inn pub and Viaduct which is easy to see on approach.

This walk is the famous circuit of the Yorkshire 3 peaks - Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside which we will be completing in this order. We will be following the traditional route used by most three-peakers. To reach Pen-y-ghent we will cross fields walking on some of the dales way. This is 8 miles and our longest section. On leaving the summit we descend down the steep side of Pen-y-ghent into Horton in Ribblesdale. Crossing the railway line we ascend a gentle path over little Ingleborough to the summit of Ingleborough. Another steep descent takes us to Chapel-le-dale where the ascent of our final summit Whernside starts which is also the steepest. A gradual descent returns to the car at the Viaduct. We are aiming to complete between 10-11 hours.

Option of meal in Station Inn after. Not too expensive and good quality.

Start - 8.30am

Leader: Claire D - 07511259791

Friday, 2 April 2010

Fri 2nd Apr - Good Friday Road Walk

Good Friday road walk

Vicky and Howard will be doing a 25(ish) mile road walk on Good Friday. We will be leaving from the car park by Cunswick Scar mast (489924) on the outskirts of Kendal at 9am.

If you wish to walk with us please contact me before hand so I have an idea of numbers.

Leader Vicky (07835416262)