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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Photos from 27th Jun - Tebay Fells

Sun 27th Jun - Tebay Fells

A chance to get away from it all and explore the peace and quiet of some less frequented hills, just nextdoor to the M6.

After a quiet road section from Tebay to Gaisgill we turn off along Cowbound Lane to start the first big ascent, which will be Middleton. Carrying on up to Simon's Seat, we then continue along the ridge to Wethercalf Moss and Bleagill Head (option here to add on Wind Scarth) before skirting round to Over Sale and Docker Knott. Another steep ascent takes us to the summit of Uldale Head, followed by an easy stroll over to Blease Fell. A gradual descent over Powson Knott takes us back to Tebay.

Grade: 3/4

Distance: 11 miles

High point: Simon's Seat (587m)
Duration: approx. 6 hours

Start: 10.00am outside the The Old School Tearooms (from M6 Junction 38, turn right at roundabout onto A685 for Tebay, then left - teashop is on corner, free parking along road. Grid Ref NY 618044).

Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Sat 26th Jun - Social Zeffirelli's

Sat 26th June - Social at Zeffirelli's in Ambleside

Have booked tickets for a Meal and cinema deal. Our table is booked for 6pm and then we will see a film (yet to be decided) at 8pm.

A two course meal and cinema ticket will cost £17.95.

Please contact me if you are interested before the 21st June so I can confirm numbers.

Organiser: Vicky (07835 416262)

Sat 26th Jun - Yorkshire 3 peaks charity fundraising challenge

The walk is being organised by International Service - an overseas development agency with its head office in York.

It’s taking place on Saturday 26th June 2010.

The event starts at 6.30am outside the Pen-y-ghent café in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

Entry is free but walkers must register with us in advance to take part.

Please visit our website for full details and to download a registration form:

More information about International Service:

“International Service is an overseas development charity with its head office in York. We work in Latin America, West Africa and the Middle East to support people in practical ways to combat poverty and oppression. Human rights are at the heart of what we do. We believe that being denied basic rights is what keeps people in poverty. Our goal is to help people understand or exercise their rights so they can change their lives for the better.”

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Photos from 20th Jun - Dalehead

Sun 20th June - Newlands Round

Leader: Malcolm (07826 486155)

Newlands Round (Clockwise)

Maiden Moor - High Spy - Dale Head - Hindscarth - High Craggs

Start Point: Car Park (free) at NY 234 195

Meeting 9.30am for 9.50am set off (sometimes the car parking is busy on a nice day, so the early meeting time with later set off is to try to compensate for this a bit and allow people to find a space).

Suggested Meeting at Low Wood 8.40am (I will not be there)

Distance 8 Miles

Time 6-7 hours

Grade 4

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Sun 13th Jun - Cross Fell

Leader: Anne (075 988 77 938)


Cross Fell - The highest point in the Pennines (893 m). A very different landscape to the Lake District, with views of the Pennines to the East, and across to the Lake District to the West.

Route: Past Kirkland Hall, then up the old corpse road to Garrigill, then along the Pennine Way over the summit to Tees Head. Descent via Wildboar Scar, then return via the Hanging Walls of Mark Anthony.

Distance: Approx 10 miles

Time: 5.5-6.5 hours

Ascent: Approx 700 m

Grade: 3-4

Start: 10.00, Kirkland, Parking is available on the roadside verges near
the church, Grid Ref NY645325.,52550&st=4&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf&ax=364550&ay=532550

Car share: 09.00, Morrisons (Kendal)

Leader: Anne (075 988 77 938)

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Sun 6th June - Borrowdale (nr Kendal)

T`other Borrowdale

This walk follows the quiet and uncrowded "other" Borrowdale between Kendal and Tebay, along the southern ridge from the A6, taking in Ashstead Fell (469) Mabbin Crag (482) Castle Fell (478) and Whinfell Beacon (472) hopefully giving us good views towards the Howgills, Tebay and south beyond Kendal. We can either return up the valley bottom or along the northern ridge of Borrowdale Edge passing Winterscleugh (464) and Whinash (471).
If there`s time and that wasn`t enough, the walk can be extended to include Crookdale Crag and a drop down into neighbouring Bretherdale.
Alot of the terrain will be rough moorland following a slight track - it may be quite boggy in parts after wet weather and involves a fair bit of ascent/descent in total. If bad weather then probably stick to the valley bottom.

Start Point - Lay by just above Huck`s Bridge on the A6 NY 553 038

Time - 9.30am

Length - about 8 miles.12 miles if extended

Duration - about 6 hours

Grade 2/3

Walk Leader Alister 07761433437