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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Sun 30th May - Langdale/Oxendale/Bow Fell/Esk Pike/Mickleden

Start Point: O.D.G. (Old Dungeon Ghyll) Car Park, Langdale (G.R. - NY 286 061 @ 09.00)

Description: O.D.G. / Stool End Farm / Oxendale / Hell Gill / Buscoe / Bow Fell / Esk Pike / Esk Hause / Angle Tarn / Rossette Gill / Mickleden / O.D.G.

Distance: 8.5 miles (13.7 km)
Total Ascent: 910 metres (2985 ft.)

High Point: Bow Fell summit - 902 metres (2960 ft.)

Time: 7 hours

Grade: 4

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 08.30

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

Saturday, 29 May 2010

29th May - 3rd Jun - Skye Trip

For anyone who wants to go to Skye in May. There is now also the option for those who don't want to do the wildcamping trip to stay in Portree Hostel and do day walks, see However accommodation is being quickly booked up even at this early stage, (the hostel that was going to be used is already full!). If anyone wants to come and needs accommodation, this year £14 per night, please get in touch with Emma, 07773 202845 ASAP. (Also if anyone doing the wildcamping trip and wants a night in a bed on the Saturday when we arrive pls get in touch).

Leaders: Paul B (07752 116979) & Emma (07773 202845)

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Photos from 23rd May - Coledale Round

Sun 23rd May - Coledale Round

Causey Pike, Sail, Crag Hill Sand Hill, Hopegill Head, Grisedale Pike

A really popular walk The Coledale Round but in a clockwise rather than anticlockwise direction.

Start Time 10.00am
Parking at the (free) car park near the bottom of Whinlatter Pass Grid Ref: NY 227 238 alternative parking in Bassenthwaite Village.

Low Wood car share suggested meeting time: 9.00am (I will not be there)

Distance approx 9 miles.
Time 6-7 Hours
Total Ascent roughly 1200m
Grade 4 Fairly Strenuous

In foul weather I may alter or shorten the route

Contact Malcolm 07826486155

Friday, 21 May 2010

Fri 21st May - Social in Penrith

Giannis - Friday 21st May at 7pm

I have booked a table for 12 based on the numbers at the last social, hopefully this number will be negotiable if we need more seats. The food will have to be pre-ordered so to view the menu log onto you can also find a map on their website.

PLEASE CONTACT ME (MALCOLM) WITH YOUR ORDER BY 12 NOON WEDNESDAY 19th MAY AT THE LATEST. It may be easier to email your order to avoid any mistakes, alternatively give me a ring or 07826486155.

I look forward to seeing you there! Malcolm

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

19th - 23rd May - Keswick Mountain Festival

Just thought I'd mention the KMF has navigation skills workshop for £3.50 a head. It runs from 19th to 23rd May.

Plus there's a triathlon for any of those getting into running!

For more info visit:

Paul B.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Sun 16th May - Coniston Old Man

Start: 10:00 at John Ruskin School car park in Coniston (£2 honesty box) (G.R. SD 303974)

Description: After a steep climb up the road we continue along the Walna Scar road (track) and eventually climb up to the ridge to walk over Brown Pike and Buck Pike to Dow Crag (778m) before descending to Goats Hause. We then climb back up to reach the summit of Coniston Old Man (803m). From here we continue along the ridge to Brim Fell (796m) before descending to Levers Hause, here we drop down steeply to Levers Water and then gently back into Coniston for a well earned drink.

Distance: 11 miles
Total Ascent: 900 metres
Time: 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours
Grade: 3
Leader: Vicky (07835 416262)

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Sun 9th May - Cartmel / Cark

Start Point: parking in / by Cartmel Racecourse (G.R. SD 377 787 @ 11.00)

Description: racecourse / Lane Park / Low Bank Side / Cark (Rose & Crown?) / Holker / Cistercian Way / Burns Farm / Hill / Walton Hall / racecourse

Distance: 6 miles (9.7 km)

Total Ascent: 215 metres (705 ft.)

High Point: on The Cistercian Way between Bigland Scar & Mount Barnard -100 m (328 ft.)

Time: 3.5 hours

Grade: 1

Car Share: Meet at the Kendal Morrisons car park @ 10.15 (without leader!)

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

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Sat 8th May - Keswick to Barrow Walk

I have now submitted the team for the K2B. No spaces left.

update on transport details.
Some people have offered to drive. These are the following arrangements
Paul B to collect Jeremy, Firoz and Rob if needed
Phil to collect Tom and Steve
Amy to take Claire and other non summit good members.
We are all getting the bus back. Please bring £5 for the fare.

If anyone wishes to leave a change of clothes in my work oncall room which is 5 mins walk from the finish please let me know and ill arrange to collect your bag on the friday evening and take it to barrow.

Linda and Clare A are providing support at Grasmere.
Matt and Dan are providing support at Lowick
There is a food stop just after Coniston. If anyone needs to retire here Matt will collect you

We will be having a meal at the Brewery once back in Kendal
Please all try to attend Dans walk on sunday. Any questions????

Claire D - 07511 259791

Monday, 3 May 2010

Mon 3rd May - Fairfield Horseshoe

I am planning on doing the fairfield horseshoe this Monday 3rd May.
Starting from Pelter Bridge, a free carpark on the edge of Rydal Water, at 9:30.

If anyone fancies joining me please send me a text or ring - 07729021534 01539561845 If the weather looks very bad I may change plans.
Clare A

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Sun 2nd May - no leader

Volunteers welcomed - please email Linda if interested in leading on this day.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

1st-3rd May - Bob Graham Round

Option 1

I am planning to do the Bob Graham round over 3 days in comfort mayday bank holiday weekend. This is 42 fells and approx 25 miles a day.
Plan is start in Wasdale maybe overnight stay at YHA, first night at a YHA in Keswick and 2nd night at a YHA in Grasmere. Will be taking bags with change of clothes, shower equipment etc to the hostels on the friday night so to carry as little weight as poss on walk days. Will be eating out in the evening.

Please contact me for more info.
Everyone to book their own accommodation.

Claire D - 07511259791

Option 2

I intend to do the BGR at the same time as Claire's group but staying up in the fells for the whole round, wildcamping that is.
Its something I've wanted to do for a couple of years after Rob suggested it on our round a couple of years ago. I intend to do it as light as possible using just a bivvy and a tarp. If it is warm enough I won't be taking a sleeping bag! People interested can bring whatever gear they want but must be aware it will be about 25 miles walking per day for three days. That means carrying your own gear at pretty much daywalk pace for 3 days. I'd advise anyone interested to consider their gear carefully. My tarp is big enough to provide shelter for 2 people so can share if the weather turns and the other person only has a bivvy.
My suggestion is bivvying it but I have a tarp so will take that as well. I suggest a pack weight should be less than 10kg for comfort.

Paul B (07752 116979)