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Monday, 27 September 2010

Photos from Fairfield and St Sunday Crag

A few pictures from Dan's walk yesterday.

Alister's photos:

Dan's Photos:

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Sun 26th Sep - St Sunday Crag & Fairfield

Start Point:

Cow Bridge @ 10.00 - between Brothers Water & Patterdale (GR NY 403134),


We can either follow the road for the first 1¼ mi., to Patterdale, or we can walk to Hartsop & go down the little lane / bridleway past Dubhow, Beckstones, Crookabeck, Rooking & across to Patterdale.

Turn left, from the main road (SW) opp. The White Lion pub & pass the public toilet block!

After the second kissing gate, walk // to the drystone wall, then bear uphill.

At a metal gate & wooden stile on the right, look left for an indistinct path heading up.

Follow it & endure all of the false summits onto St Sunday Crag! (St Sunday is an alternative name for St Dominic, a 12th century Spanish saint, but ?? why this fell's called that!!)

From St Sunday Crag there are great views of the Helvellyn ridge (NW) & High Street (E).

Then head down the path to Deepdale Hause (it's Grisedale Tarn @ the head of the valley)

From the top of Fairfield follow the ridge E, then SE as far as Hart Crag.

Next head ENE along the ridge of Hartsop above How (for 'bout 3mi.'ish) to the edge of Low Wood.

Head down towards Deepdale Bridge, but follow perm. F.P. / wall (on right at start of woods) to footbridge (by the road).

Finally follow perm. F.P., alongside road, back to Cow Bridge.

Distance: 9 miles (14.5 km)
Total Ascent: 950 metres

Time: 6-7 hours

Grade: 4

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel at 09.30

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

Saturday, 25 September 2010

25th / 26th Sep - Wild camp (provisional)

A few of us are thinking of doing a wildcamp around the Back o' Skidda' on the Saturday 25th / sunday 26th of this month. Tom, me and Emma are so far interested subject to weather. I think Tom was thinking of doing the walking on the saturday, camp up there then drop down to the cars and on to do Dan's walk on the Sunday perhaps. I am not sure and might stay that way on the sunday.

If anyone is interested please contact Paul B (07752 116979)so that he can let you know if it is on or off.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Fri 24th Sep - Karaoke at Churchills

Who dares to sing? Karoke at Churchills, Ambleside. Option of food - very tasty burgers for a decent price! No need to pre-order food. Just turn up. 7.30pm onwards. Pub stop serving at 9pm.

Organiser: Claire D

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Sun 19th Sep - Kentmere Horseshoe

Description: Kentmere horseshoe, starting from Kentmere village, and heading round in an anti-clockwise direction, taking in the summits of Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street (optional), Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell and Kentmere Pike.

Grade: 4

Distance: 12-13 miles

Start: 09.20, Kentmere Church, GR NY456040. Click here for a map. Parking spaces are available outside the church and village hall, but are limited. Car sharing strongly recommended - we will discuss this at pudding and planning meeting for those of you there.

Leader: Tom 07884493081

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Sat 18th Sep - Pudding & Planning Party

At Dan's house in Barrow - start time 7pm. The walks for the next 6 months will be planned first with puddings afterwards.

Please contact Dan for directions/address details(on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237).

He has some bedroom space and lots of outside space if anyone wants to camp out.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Sun 12th Sep - Ennerdale Valley & Pillar

Ennerdale Valley and Pillar summit from Buttermere

Start Point: Car park at Gatesgarth Farm (£3.00 pay and display) at Southern end of Buttermere (NY 195 149)

Description: We will begin by climbing over Scarth Gap and descending to the Black Sail Hut before crossing the River Liza and ascending to the summit of Pillar. We then descend steeply into Ennerdale Forest before walking through the valley before we ascend once again over Scarth Gap and back down to Buttermere. This is a walk with plenty of ascent that will only be completed if the weather is pleasant. If there is low cloud or rain we will go over Scarth Gap for a valley bottom walk in Ennerdale before climbing back over to Buttermere.

Start time: 9:30 am
Distance: 15.5 km (9.6 miles)
Total Ascent: 1200 metres
High Point: Pillar – 892 metres
Time: 7 – 7 ½ hours
Grade: 3 – 4
Leader: Howard (0789 195 2813)

Monday, 6 September 2010

Mon 6th Sep - Pub Quiz at the Brewery

Meet 8pm at Vats Bar in the Brewery, Kendal
Pub Quiz. Please bag table if first to arrive!

Organiser: Claire D

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Sun 5th Sep - Loughrigg Fell & Tarn

Start Point: Roadside parking beside the River Rothay / Rothay Park, Ambleside

(G.R. NY 371044 @ 10.20)

Description: We'll walk, from beside the Rothay, up, past Lily Tarn, onto the S end of Loughrigg Fell. After reaching the trig. point at the summit (335m), we'll descend (beside a wall) to the lane at the 'back' of Red Bank. After turning L, we follow the lane only for 250m'ish to a footpath on the L. We follow that around the N side of Loughrigg Tarn to a path / b-way jcn. We turn L then follow the b-way all the way back to the lane beside the Rothay.
Distance: 5 miles (8 km)
Total Ascent: 425 metres (1395 ft.)

High Point: Loughrigg Fell - 335 metres (1100 ft.)

Time: 4 hours

Grade: 2

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 10.00

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

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Sat 4th Sep - Maize Maze & Pub Lunch

The plan is to go for pub lunch at The Strickland Arms, Sizergh at 12:30 before going to the maize maze at Sedgwick (Raines Hall Farm, Sedgwick, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 0JH).

The maize maze takes approx 2 hours and is a bit of childish fun, it costs £5.95 for each adult entry.

More details can be found at If you are planning on coming please let me know by Wednesday 1st September so I can reserve a table for lunch.

Organiser: Howard (0789 195 2813)

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Thu 2nd Sep - Bombs per Minute

An extraveganza of sound, light and fireworks to open Mintfest 2010
Westmorland County Showground
Entry £2
Door open from 7.30pm, performance at 8.30pm

If anyone interested in going call Emma 07773202845 to organise meet up