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Saturday, 24 July 2010

Sat 24th & Sun 25th Jul - Central Lakes Expedition

2 Day Central Lakes Expedition (incl. 13 Wainwrights!)

Start Point:

Roadside parking beside the River Rothay / Rothay Park, Ambleside - G.R. NY 371044 @ 09.00


DAY 1:- Ambleside / Red Screes / Kirkstone / Stony Cove Pike / Thornthwaite Crag / High Street / Angletarn Pikes / Boredale Hause / Patterdale Y.H.A. (or poss. Helvellyn Y.H.A. - up the Glenridding Valley)

DAY 2:- Patterdale Y.H.A. (or …) / Striding Edge / Helvellyn / Nethermost & Dollywaggon Pikes / Grisedale Tarn / Fairfield / Hart & Dove Crags / High & Low Pikes / Ambleside

Distance: DAY 1:- 12.5 miles (20.2 km)
DAY 2:- 12.25 miles (19.8 km)

Total Ascent: DAY 1:- 1400 metres (4593 ft.)
DAY 2:- 1500 metres (4921 ft.)

High Point: DAY 1:- High Street's Summit - 828 metres (2717 ft.)
DAY 2:- Helvellyn's summit - 950 metres (3117 ft.)

Time: DAY 1:- 8 hours
DAY 2:- 8 hours

Grade: 4?


Since i received no response to my request for possible numbers to stop in one of the youth hostels, during this walk, that option is now 'closed'!

We'll be stopping in Side Farm Campsite (cost £6pppn) after the T junction at the White Lion.

The walk will carry on as planned on the sunday, starting with striding edge (to wake people up).

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

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Sun 18th Jul - Corney Fell & Dunnerdale

Corney Fell / Ulpha Park / Millbrow / Ulpha / Beckfoot

Start Point: Lay-by on LHS of road (between Duddon Bridge & Corney Fell) where Duddon Hall is on RHS (G.R. SD 192 895 @ 11.00)

Description: Beckstones / Logan Beck Bridge / Ulpha Park / Frith Hall / Ulpha Mill / Rainsbarrow Wood / Ulpha / Stonegarth Wood / Middle Park / Beckfoot

Distance: 6.25 miles (10.1 km)

Total Ascent: 210 metres (689 ft.)

High Point: Ulpha Park - 185 metres (607 ft.)

Time: 4 hours

Grade: 1 - 2

Leader: Dan (on 01229 832 840 [eves.] or 07919 831 237)

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Sun 11th Jul - Moffat Hills

The Wiss from Tibbie's

A varied route taking in part of the Southern Upland Way which climbs 2 rounded peaks (The Wiss 589m & Peniestone Knowe 551m), with an enjoyable return by the Loch of the Lowes.

Start: 11am GR237204 at the carpark across from The Glen cafe between St Mary's Loch and the Loch of the Lowes. From Cumbria take the M6 north onto the M74 and leave at the junction for Moffat. Take the A708 for Selkirk. The start point is about 30 mins from the motorway junction.

Car share from Carlisle at 9am - call leader to arrange.

Walk time 4.5 hours
Height gain 600m
Distance 13km
Grade 2-3

Opportunity for drink afterwards at the Tibbie Shiels Inn

Leader: Linda (07717 313073)

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Sun 4th Jul - Jack's Rake & The Langdale Pikes

Ascend Pavey Ark via Jack’s Rake, which is a grade 1 scramble. This route is exposed in some places and care and a good head for heights is essential. The walk continues to take in the tops of Harrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle. The decent is by the path next to Dungeon Ghyll. Evening meal at the pub to finish, if anyone fancies it.

Start: 2pm National Trust Car Park at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. NGR: NY 296 064 (Note the late start time. Apologies, but I’m at a wedding the day before and can’t make it earlier.)

Time: about 4 hours

Leader: Barbara 07843567097