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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Sun 28th Aug - Coniston Range (Avoiding the Old Man's tourists!)

Start Point: Coniston's main P & D car park, next to the T.I.C. (G.R. - SD 303 975) @ 10.00
Description: Coniston village / Coppermines / Levers Water / Swirl Hawse / Prison Band / Swirl How / Goat's Hawse / Goat's Water / Walna Scar Road / Sun Hotel (?)
Distance: 8 miles (12.9 km)
Total Ascent: 860 metres (2820 ft.)
High Point: Cairn / Path junction above Black Crag - 796 metres ( 2611 ft.)
Time: 6 hours
Grade: 3 / 4
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sun 21 Aug - Howgills

A good challenging walk in a lovely part of the Howgills with great views over the town and over to the surrounding Yorkshire dales and Cumbrian Fells (weather permitting) a nice change to the Lake district and a lot quieter A steep climb out of the town on well marked out paths of loose stone/gravel. Heading up to Scoolbank, Arant Haw, The Calf (highest point of the day) then dropping down the other side we head around the valley side, then as a extra treat a steepish walk back up and over Winder then we follow the main path back down the other side back down in to Sedbergh.

Starting time: 10.00am
Starting point: Sedbergh, at the the end of the main street go on Long lane below Westwood books, parking on the roadside (free parking). Grid reference 662-921 OS map Howgill fells & Upper Eden Valley. OL19.
Walking time: 6 hours.
Distance: 12 miles.
Highest Point: 676 metres (The Calf)
Grade: 3/4
Leader: Peter 07884408269.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sun 14 Aug 2011 - Whin Rigg and Illgill Head

Route: Irton Pike, along the ridge to Whin Rigg and Illgill Head, then down to Burnmoor Tarn, and back via Miterdale.
Start: 1000 at the car park at Irton Pike on the left of the road from as you head from Santon Bridge to Eskdale Green, NY122012. Click here for a map.
Distance: Approx 11 miles, total ascent approx 600 metres.
Leader: Tom (07884 493081)

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Sun 7 Aug - Lord's Seat and Whinlatter

Route: A visit to a quiet unfrequented area in the centre of the Lakes with views towards Skiddaw, Bassenthwaite and Grisedale Pike. Steep ascent to Barf, then easy walking along a grassy ridgeline to Lord's Seat, Broom Fell, and another short ascent through woodland to Whinlatter and return through Whinlatter Forest, with a stop for tea and cakes at the Visitor Centre.
Distance: 9 miles
Time: 5 hours + breaks
Grade: 3
Start: 10.00, Powter How car park (free) at NY220265, about 1 mile north of Thornthwaite
Leader: Claire D 07511259791