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Monday, 28 February 2011

Photos from High Street

Dan's photos from yesterday's walk.

Some more photos from Phil:

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sun 27 Feb - High Street

This walk offers good views across the Eastern fells of the Lake District and the chance to see England's only Golden Eagle (hence the early start!)

Route description:

The start is the car park at Mardale Head (Grid ref. NY 468107).

The first part of the walk is an easy stroll along the lakeshore, until we gradually ascend Kidsty Howes and Kidsty Pike.

From Kidsty Pike, we head onto High Street and Mardale Ill Bell to Nan Bield Pass. One final “push” takes us up to Harter Fell, from where it is an easy descent back down to the car park via Gatesgarth Pass.

Please carry plenty of waterproof/winter clothing, food and drink (no jeans). If the conditions are icy/snowy, crampons are advised.

An alternative walk will be offered if the weathergods refuse to cooperate.

Starting point: Mardale Head car park (Grid ref. NY 468107)

Start time: 9am
Car share: 8am from Morrison’s car park, Kendal (I won’t be there)

Approx. length: 12 km / 8 miles

Approx. ascent: 2,800ft / 900 metres

Leader: Anne (07598877938)

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Sat 26th Feb - A lighthearted social

Message from Claire added 25/2/11:  No need to book in advance, just turn up on Saturday.

Anyone eaten in the fish express yet? Table booked for 7.30 followed by drinks and even maybe a bar in kendal. No need to preorder but restaurant need to know numbers by wed 23rd feb. We all could buddy up. Meal deal for 2 includes fish n chips, mushy peas, bread n butter and pot of tea or your own choices from menu. Local desserts. Children and babies welcome with special menu

Please let me know if you would like to come
Claire D 07511259791

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Photos from Alcock Tarn

Photos from Oxenholme

Sun 20 Feb 2011 - Crinkle Crags and Pike of Blisco

Starting point – At the bottom of the drive to the Old Dungeon Gill pub (will try to park in a lay-by near by as it is £5 to park there I think).
Start time – 10:00am
Route description – Walk through Middle Fell Farm, then a steady assent up the band to reach crinkle crags, descend via the ‘notorious bad step’ which requires sure footing and use of hands, however it is not a graded scramble.  People unsure of this on the day can be directed on an alternative route round the side. From this we pass great knott and red tarn before ascending Pike of Blisco. We then descend via Wrynose fell and Redacre gill. Finally a short walk along the road and back to the pub for a well earned refreshment (not a café in sight!)
Length – Approximately 9 miles
Grade – 3
Time – Roughly 5 hours
Leader - Clare A 07729021534

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Sun 13 Feb 2011 - White Moss Common / Alcock Tarn / Great Rigg / Rydal / Loughrigg Terrace

Note from Dan added 9 Feb: If the weather is as bad on Sunday as it's forecast to be, I'll be doing a lower level wander (just up as far as Alcock Tarn) that's a good bit shorter. It'll be starting from the same spot and time as before, but it might be worth mentioning on the blog so as not to disappoint anyone! 

Start Point: free car park (G.R. NY 345063) just 200 yards('ish) up the lane that starts beside the P. & D. White Moss car park & ends by Dove Cottage @ 10.00
Description: free c.p. / White Moss c.p. / Wood Close / Grey Crag / Alcock Tarn / Great Rigg (766m) / Heron Pike (612m) / Rydal (Badger Bar??) / over the Rothay / Loughrigg Terrace (incl. caves?) / Grasmere / past Dove Cottage / back

Distance: 9 miles (14.5 km)
Total Ascent: 1017 metres (3337 ft.)
High Point: Great Rigg - 766 metres (2513 ft.)
Time: 5 / 5½ hours
Grade: 3
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

Friday, 11 February 2011

Fri 11 Feb - Social - Soirée crêpes chez Nathalie !

Meet at my house on Friday 11th February at 7:30 pm.

Could you bring one filling each please (jam, chocolate spread, sugar, maple syrup, whipped cream and anything else you fancy).

And bring your own drinks.

I will provide a couple of savoury dishes.

If you are thinking of coming please let me know before Wednesday 9th February

and I will text you the address.


or phone 07518479409

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Photos from Fairfield

Some photos from last week's Fairfield Horseshoe walk.