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Monday, 27 June 2011

Photos from Hadrian's Wall

Dan's photos from yesterday's Hadrian's Wall walk.

Photo from Glaramara

Dan's one photo from Emma's Glaramara walk:

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Sun 26 Jun - Hadrian's Wall

A varied circular route taking in the most beautiful part (in my opinion) of the Hadrians Wall Path as well as the Pennine Way. We will start by heading west to Cawfield Crags, before heading north east to admire the craggy north face of the wall. Once we meet the Pennine Way it will take us back to the wall just west of Housesteads Fort. The route will take us past the famous “Robin Hoods Tree” (Sycamore Gap).

Start: 11am Steel Rigg car park Grid Reference: NY 751 676 (OS Outdoor Leisure 43). 30 minutes from M6 Junction 43 Carlisle. Take the A69 east to Greenhead and the A6318 Military Road signed Chollerford to Once Brewed. At the Youth Hostel turn left and head up the hill until you reach the Steel Rigg car park on the right. Parking £3 for the day.
Car share from Carlisle at 10am - call leader to arrange.

Walk time 5.5 - 6 hours
Distance 12 miles
Highest Point 345m
Grade 2-3 (undulating but 3 due to distance)
Please bring plenty to eat and drink as well as clothes for all weathers as the terrain can be quite harsh. If the weather is really bad we will have the opportunity to cut the walk down in length.

Opportunity for drink afterwards at the Twice Brewed Inn.

Leader: Linda (07717 313073)

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Sat 25 Jun - Social in Carlisle

I have booked a table for 12 people at 7pm at Alexandros Greek Restaurant on Warwick Road in Carlisle. I have been there a few times before and it's really nice. The restaurant require us to pre-order so i have provided a link to their website below:

If you would like to come along please let me know asap on 07717 313073 or drop me an email on along with your menu choices. This booking cannot be increased (due to a another large party being booked in that night) so these places will be given on a first come first served basis.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Photos from Kentmere

Some photos from last week's Kentmere walk:

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Tue 21 Jun - Evening Walk Gummers How

Gummers Hows and Simpson ground reservoir
4.6 miles
400m accent
Take about 2 Hours
Meetup at 7 at Fellfoot

Leader: Matt 07878 352150
Checking with boss if we can use my workplace for parking

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Sun 19 Jun - Glaramara

Distance: 16km

Grade: 3 / 4

Start: By the school at Stonethwaite, GR: 259 140
Take the B5289 out of Keswick, travel south, down the eastern edge of Derwentwater. 10km from Keswick take the turning for Stonethwaite on the left hand side. School is a couple of hundred metres down this lane.

Plenty of parking all along the side of the lane, or can use the school playground for a small donation.

Start time: 9am. 7.5 - 8hrs

Starting height 10m. Skirt around the bottom of the fell, then steep climb up to Thornthwaite fell and onto Glaramara, (783m). Its then very undulating across the top of the fell to Allen Crags, (785m). Drop down to Angle Tarn, before a long descent down the Langstrath Valley to the tea shop in Stonethwaite, (if its still open, otherwise there will be an alternative refreshment stop)

Contact: Emma 07773 202845

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Sat 18 June - Wild Camp

18th June - opportunity for a wild camp by Derwentwater, (very weather dependant!!)

This will be a good 'taster' for anyone thinking of trying a wildcamp. The club does have some tents that people can borrow, will need to get in touch with Rob to arrange this. Must get in touch with Emma by Wednesday 15th June if interested. Possibility of some communal cooking with everyone making a contribution towards cost. Parking will be a problem so will need to do as much car sharing as possible.

Contact: Emma 07773 202845

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Sun 12 June - Kentmere Horseshoe

Start point: Kentmere church (free) or field slightly to South of river (small fee, honesty box) (GR 456042) @ 9:30am

Description: A classic lakeland horseshoe, climbing Yoke, and then along the ridge to Ill Bell, Froswick, and round to Mardale Ill Bell and then southwards over Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike and Shipman Knotts

Distance: 12 miles

Total ascent: 1100m

High point: Harter Fell (880m ish)

Time: 8 hours

Grade: 4, a long but rewarding day

Leader: Howard (0789 195 2813)

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Sat 11 Jun - Kentmere Bunkhouse

I have booked Magg's Howe camping barn ( for the Sat 11th June. Sleeping up to 12 people, cost max £15 per head depending on numbers + food.

Places allocated on a first come first served basis. I need numbers by 31st March and without sufficient interest this event will need to be cancelled.

Leader: Howard (0789 195 2813)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Photos from Reston Scar

Phil's photos from yesterday's walk:

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Photos from Rannerdale

Phil's photos from his Rannerdale walk a few weeks ago.

Tue 7 June 2011 - Evening Walk - Reston Scar

The prominent peak of Reston Scar is one of the most recognisable sights when travelling between Kendal and Windermere, and walking to the top is a pleasant way to spend an evening.
A short ascent on tracks and grassy paths soon takes us to the summit and a great viewpoint for such a small hill. Descending through fields, a little further on is the lower peak of Hugill Fell. The path returns us back into Staveley where welcome refreshment awaits.

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 1.5 hrs
Total ascent: 170m
Grade: 1
Start: 7.00 pm at Wood Mill yard car park, Staveley. Grid ref SD470984
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Sun 5 June - Water Yeat

Start Point: Water Yeat (G.R. SD 288 891) @ 11.00
Description: Water Yeat / Nibthwaite Grange / Bell Wood / Hill Park Wood / Sayles Farm / Bridgefield / Lowick Bridge (+ Red Lion Inn) / Tuto Moss / Lin Crag Farm / The Low / Greenholme Farm / Water Yeat
Distance: 7 miles (11.3 km)
Total Ascent: 242 metres (794 ft.)
High Point: above Hill Park Farm - 160 metres (525 ft.)
Time: 4.5 - 5 hours
Grade: 2
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Sat 4 June - Social - Artisan Restaurant

Saturday 4th June 7.30pm
Booths Artisan Restaurant Kendal
Can you let me know numbers by the 21st May
Organised by Peter: 07884408269,

Sat 4 Jun - Bike Ride– Iron Keld & Tilberthwaite

We make a gentle start down the river from Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge, then meander along lanes to Knipe Fold. A long, steady climb on byway and forest track to Iron Keld is rewarded with 2km of flowing downhill. Briefly onto the A593, then track down through Hodge Close quarry and up to High Tilberthwaite. Next comes the only challenging offroad climb on the route, but the fast rocky descent into Little Langdale more than compensates. After a potential stop at the Three Shires, follow the ‘challenging option’ signpost before taking the slightly more challenging option of the rutted, rooty descent through Sawrey’s Wood. Wind down with an easy loop up Great Langdale past Oak Howe and back to the Britannia.

Start: Meet at Britannia Inn, Elterwater (NY328048) 10:30am
Distance: 26km / 16 miles: 7 miles road, 9 miles offroad
Ascent (and just as importantly, descent): 700m / 2,300ft
Time: 3–4 hours
Grade: Red
Organiser: Aled: 07825050897

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Photos from Hart Crag

Alister's photos from Hart Crag last Sunday: