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Sunday, 30 January 2011

Sun 30 Jan 2011 - A round from Oxenholme

Start Point: Lay-by about 100m along Sedbergh Road near Station Inn (G.R. SD 536 901 @ 10.00)
Description: Head north from Station Inn to Windy Hill Farm before crossing fields to Hawkrigg farm before working our way South to Blease Hall Wood until finally crossing the Helm.
Distance: 7.5 miles (12 km)
Total Ascent: Approx 300m 
High Point: The Helm, 185m
Time: 4 hours
Grade: 1
Leader: Vicky (07835416262)

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Sun 23 Jan 2011 - Fairfield

Walk for 23 January - Fairfield Horseshoe

Walk starts with track through fields to Rydal, then a steep ascent up Nab Scar, onto a broad ridge including Heron Pike and Great Rigg and up to the summit of Fairfield. On the far side of the horseshoe, we descend steeply from Hart Crag, ascend Dove Crag, then it's a gradual descent all the way to Ambleside. Stunning views all round, weather permitting!

Distance: 10.5 miles/17km
Time: approx 6-7 hours
Total ascent: 1050m
Start: suggest parking by the wall under Loughrigg, near the River Rothay and Rothay Park, meet 9:15am for 9.30am start
Car share: 8.30 morrisons Kendal (I will not be there)

Leader: Rob 0777 398 6512

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sun 16 Jan 2011 - Grasmoor (possibly Whiteside and Hopegill Head)

This walk is a relatively short but high level walk and is suitable for people with winter walking experience and gear.
Route: Gasgale Gill to Grasmoor (a fairly gradual ascent), May ascend via Whiteside and Hopegill head but only if conditions are reasonable. Route of descent depends on the conditions also. I reserve the right to change the walk if the conditions are extremely bad.
Start point: free car park at Lanthwaite Green Farm, NY 158207
Start time: 10am
Distance: 6-7 miles
Grade: 4
Time: 4.5 - 6 hours
Car Share: Low Wood suggested time 9am (I will not be there)
Leader: Malcolm 07826486155

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sun 9 Jan 2011 - Lancaster - Kendal Canal / River Kent Stroll

Start Point: Lay-by about 200yds (183m!) North of junction of A6 by Levens Hall (G.R. SD 496 853 @ 11.00)
Description: Footpath // to River Kent / Sedgwick / Wilson Place / beside river again / Hawes Bridge / former canal towpath / Levens Park / back
Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Total Ascent: 70 metres!! (230 ft.)
High Point: Lancaster / Kendal Canal - 44 metres (144 ft.)
Time: 3.5 - 4 hours
Grade: 1
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832 840 [eves.] or 07919 831 237)

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Vicky and Howard's Big Thank You

We would like to say a massive thank you to all who contributed to our wedding gift and signed our card. Its a really generous gift and we are looking forward to getting stuck into gardening in the spring time. Thanks again!

Photos from Brunt Knott

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Sun 2 Jan - Brunt Knott and Wilf's

A moderate walk over the outlying fells, with a well-earned visit to Wilf's cafe afterwards. Leaving Staveley via a short section of road, we soon arrive on a grassy path that leads to Potter Tarn and the famous "wall through a pool". This is followed by a long climb to the summit of Brunt Knott where you are rewarded with excellent views of the high fells of the Lake District. We then descend a grassy route into a dip before a short ascent to an unnamed summit, before returning via Gurnal Dubs back to Potter Tarn and the warmth of Wilf's cafe.

Distance: 6.5 miles
Total ascent: 500m
Time: 4.5 hrs
Grade: 2
Start: 10 am. Parking in Wood Mill Yard car park, Staveley (SD 470984) next to Wilf's cafe.

Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

PS Rob is also holding a winter skills day and sleepover in a snow hole for those winter mountaineers. Same details as 26th December