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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sun 31 July - Kentmere Horseshoe

Start - Kentmere church  (456041) at 9:30

Distance - 12 - 13 miles

Ascent - 1136 metres

Grade -  4 / 5

Time - 5 - 7 hours

Description - A hilly and strenuous walk but very rewarding. Weather looks good too! Shipman Knotts, Kentmere Pike, Harter Fell, Mardale Ill Bell, Froswick, Ill Bell ..... Back to Church.

Clare A - 07729021534

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sun 24 July - Cross Bay Walk

Can everyone who is doing the cross bay walk please email me (Claire) about transport arrangements. If you want to do it but haven't entered please do so as soon as poss as we need to organise car shuffles.

Thanks Claire 07511259791

Join us for the famous Cross Bay Walk with Cedric Robinson and the Bay Search and Rescue.

The walk is approximately 8 miles - for more information and booking see

The cost is £10 for the charity so you can raise this in sponsorship.

Photos from Helvellyn

Phil's photos from his walk yesterday:

And some more photos from Dan:

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Sat 23 July - Helvellyn

One of the classic walks in the Lakes, Helvellyn via Striding edge is an unforgettable experience. Starting from Glenridding, we pass by Lanty's Tarn and start the long climb to Birkhouse Moor, to reach the top at 718m. After walking past Hole-in-the-wall we soon reach the beginning of Striding edge. In places there are significant drops on either side, but nowhere on the ridge do you need to suffer exposure that makes you feel uncomfortable as there are many paths at lower levels. The final ascent of Helvellyn is steep but eventually rewarding (summit at 950m). Descent via Swirral edge and Catstye Cam to Greenside Road and back to the car park.

This is a high level walk with significant exposure - fell-walking experience and a head for heights is essential! The route is weather dependent and an alternative route will be followed in the event of poor conditions.

Distance: 7.5 miles
Time: 5 hrs
Total ascent: 830m
Grade: 4
Start: 10.00 am at Tourist Information Centre car park, Glenridding. Grid ref NY386169
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Photos from Black Fell/Tarn Hows

Photos from Alister's diverted Wetherlam walk last Sunday:

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sun 17 Jul - Wetherlam, Swirl How, Great and Little Carrs and Wet Side Edge

Start: Low Tilberthwaite car park@ 9.30 Grid ref. NY 306 009 Turn sharp right off the A593 Ambleside to Coniston road about 1.5 miles before Coniston (second right after High Yewdale farm) Sign posted Tilberthwaite.
Length: 8.5 miles
Total Ascent: 900+ metres
Duration: About 6 hours
Grade: 3/4 fairly strenuous at times and involving a bit of scrambling up Wetherlam Edge. If bad weather an alternative lower level walk will be done instead.
Contact: Alister 0776 1433 437

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Photo from Kirkby Lonsdale

Paul's photo from yesterday evening's walk

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Photos from Stony Cove Pike

Dan's photos from the walk on Sunday

Tue 12 Jul - Evening walk around Kirkby Lonsdale

Start: Meet 7pm at Devil's Bridge (SD 618 782) - plenty of free parking.
Description: Walk across the fields to Sellet Mill trig point and then down into Whittington before joining the rive Lune and returning to Kirkby for a refreshing drink.
Distance: Approx 5 km
Time: Approx 2 hours
Leader: Vicky (07835 416262)

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sun 10 July - Stony Cove Pike, Troutbeck Valley & Wansfell

This is a reasonably long, but very varied, walk that starts with an ascent from the Kirkstone Pass , via St Raven’s Edge, to Stony Cove Pike. A steep descent from here leads into the tranquil and gentle surroundings of the Troutbeck Valley which we follow to Troutbeck village. Another climb is required to Wansfell and Baystones and from there we drop down to the track that parallels, and eventually joins, The Struggle. A section of road returns us to The Kirkstone Inn and refreshments ahoy!

Distance: 12.25 miles
Time: about 8 hours
Ascent: 740 metres
Terrain: pretty much every type of terrain found in the fells: steep ascents and descents on rough ground in the high fells, valley bog with no footpaths, but also well-defined stone tracks and paths in some places. Bon voyage!
Start: Kirkstone Pass Inn car park NGR: NY 401 081 @ 9:30am
Contact: Jeremy 07899 923019

Monday, 4 July 2011

Photos from Eden Valley

Dan's photos from yesterday's Eden Valley walk

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Sun 3 July - Eden Valley - Kirkby Stephen to “Giants Graves” & Smardale Fell

Distance: Approx 9 miles
Grade: 2
Start: Meet at supermarket end of Morrisons car park, Kendal, for car share at 9.30 or at free car park on Silver Street, Kirkby Stephen (next to Secondary school) at 10.15.
Description: This is a technically straightforward walk across meadow, old railway line and fell, very scenic with lots of variety and great views. Leaving Kirkby Stephen we cross fields to intersect with the disused Tebay branch line, now Greenriggs Nature Reserve. Follow the line to Smardale Hall and then rejoin as it becomes Smardale Gill nature reserve passing under a viaduct of the Settle- Carlisle line. We leave the old railway line to climb toward Smardale Fell passing the “Giants Graves” (prehistoric burial mounds). A gentle climb over the open fell before descending back across fields into Kirkby Stephen in time for refreshments in the town.
Contact: Lucy 07929125587

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Sat 2 Jul - Bike Ride - Around Bampton & Askam

A loop on quiet lanes and with fine open scenery from Askam to Bampton Grange and back to Askam.
Lunch stop half way at the Crown & Mitre Inn in Bampton Grange.

Start 11am Askam Village car park (NY513237)
Distance: 9 miles (a short one as I know some of you are busy later in the day)
Level: Easy

Organised by Linda (07717 313073)