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Friday, 31 December 2010

31 Dec - New Years Eve Party

hi everyone, really sorry but due to circumstances beyond my control i will be away over new year. Ill hold a summer BBQ instead.

Thanks Claire

Sunday, 26 December 2010

26 Dec - Boxing Day Walk/ winter skills training

I am planning an ice axe and crampon training day near Red Tarn, Helvellyn.
Also for those brave enough to build a snow cave and spend a snug night in it.
You will need ice axe and crampons, old waterproofs for sliding in, gaitors, plenty of warm layers, hot drink etc. If you plan to stay over night thermarest warm sleeping bag, bivvy bag, candles, head torch, stove, food, snow shovel or saw if you have one and a gsoh.

Meet at 11am in Glenridding
Walk up to Red Tarn and find suitable snow slope for training, possibly slopes of Catsycam. People not staying over can make their own way back to Glenridding, the rest will make a snow cave and come down the next day.

Contact Rob if you would like to attend
0777 398 6512

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Photos from Orrest Head

Some photos from Dan's walk on Sunday

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Sun 19 Dec - Wander above Windermere

Start Point: Windermere train station car park (££ if you park there!) (G.R.- SD 414 986) @ 10.00

Description: A gentle saunter up Orrest Head, the Dubbs Road, Longmire Road, Far Orrest & Elleray Bank.

Distance: 7.25 miles (11.7 km)

Total Ascent: 281 metres (919 ft.)

High Point: 'Top' of Dubbs Road - 275 metres (902 ft.)

Time: 3 - 4 hours

Grade: 2

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.40

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

Monday, 13 December 2010

Photos from Helm Crag

Dan's photos from Paul's Helm Crag walk.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Sun 12 Dec - Grasmere

The walk on sunday is from the large layby on the left of the Ambleside to Keswick road. Near Grasmere just before the Travellers Rest at 9:30am. I will select the walk on the day depending on the weather. It will not be a long or hard walk. Not sure of the time for the walk but probably only about 4-5 hours. It is an early start in case the layby gets full. I have no back-up parking if it does get full unfortunately. The options are up towards Easedale Tarn, Helm Crag or the hills to the east. It does depend on the weather though. The eastern option is Stone Arthur, High Rigg, Fairfield, Down to Grisedale Tarn and down past the tongue and back along the path on the road to the cars. The only part I am unsure of is the steep descent to Grisedale Tarn. That is slippy in winter and is north facing so could be icy.
Leader: Paul (07752116979)

Saturday, 11 December 2010


This years Christmas meal will be at
On Sat 11h December 7.30 pm
Cost £17 for 3 courses. xmas menu will appear on their website at the end of September
We have got the upstairs of the restaurant with 20 covers.
Bring a secret santa present for about £5,the funnier the better.
To book email

- – - TO BEGIN – - -
Cream of Parsnip & Apple Soupbread roll & butter
Chicken Liver Pate with Mojos own Christmas Chutney & Finger Toast
Fanned Melon accompanied by a sweet Martini & Raspberry Coulis
- – - TO FOLLOW – - -
Poached fillet of Salmon coated with Prawn Citrus Butter
Char Grilled Turkey Escalope with sauce of Madeira & Cranberry
Braised Beef & Mushrooms topped with Herb Scones
Leek and Cheddar Cheese Pancakes with Red Pepper Pesto
- – - TO FINISH – - -
Fruit Pavlova
Piping Hot Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce
Cheese & Biscuits

Friday, 10 December 2010

Photos from Coniston - Tarn Hows

Dan's photos from Alister's walk - route amended due to snow in the car park.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Sun 5 December - Holme Fell

Holme Fell, Black Crag and Tarn Hows

This walk takes in the modest peaks of Holme Fell (317)and Black Crag (322), which despite being relatively small give great views of their more loftier neighbours and Windermere, Coniston Water and Esthwaite water on a clear day.
The walk will also take us up Holme Fell and down past the dramatic old quarry at Hodge Close, continuing north to Colwith Force waterfall and then turning south to Iron Keld and Tarn Hows via Black Crag and down to Tom Gill through some attractive woodland passing some waterfalls.

Start : Tom Gill Car park on the A593 to Coniston about 0.5 km past Yewtree Tarn. SD 322 999. This is a National Trust car park with limited parking. £4.50 for over 4 hrs I think. There may be a few spaces alongside Yewtree Tarn.

Time : 9.30

Length : About 7.5 miles

Duration : 5 hrs

Grade : 2

Leader : Alister 0776 1433437

Saturday, 4 December 2010


If you are going to the Ceilidh, please text Paul on 07752116979 ASAP, so we have numbers and can reserve a table. Otherwise, you'll probably be standing all evening. Paul's phone number is 07752116979.

Christmas Ceilidh.

Venue:- Kendal Parish Hall
Date:- Saturday 4th December, 2010
Time:- Doors open at 19:30 pm (please note NOT before this)
Price:- Adults £8, Youths at school £6
Band:- Tumbling Tom
Callers:- Fiona Rigg and Les Ord
Refreshments:- Mulled wine and mince pies.

To get your tickets email
Book now to avoid dissapointment. they were sold out last year in October.