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Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Years Eve cocktail party

"Time to drink champagne and dance on the table "
Rob and Becky invite you to a New Years Eve cocktail party at their house in Windermere.
Please phone for more details
0777 398 6512

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Tue 27 Dec - Scout Scar, Cunswick Scar and Serpentine Woods

Start: Large verge on side of road just outside Kendal by foot of Scout Scar (SD 503 918) at 11:00
Distance: 5 miles
Time: 3 hours including a Christmas cake and tea stop at our house
Ascent: 200m
Grade: 1

A local walk in the festive period designed to get us out for some fresh air and welcome new members to the group. We begin by walking up to the mushroom on Scout Scar before going on to Cunswick Scar and then across the golf course and through Serpentine Woods. We will then be popping into our house for home-made Christmas cake and then walking back up through Kendal towards the cars.

Leader: Vicky and Howard (07835 416262 and 0789 1952813)

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Photos from Windermere

Dan's photos from his Wander above Windermere on Sunday:

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Sun 18 Dec - Winter Wander above Windermere

Start Point: Windermere train station car park (££ if you park there!) (G.R.- SD 414 986) @ 11.00
Description: A gentle saunter up Orrest Head / the Dubbs Road / Longmire Road / Far Orrest / Elleray Bank.
Distance: 7.25 miles (11.7 km)
Total Ascent: 281 metres (919 ft.)
High Point: 'Top' of Dubbs Road - 275 metres (902 ft.)
Time: 3 - 4 hours
Grade: 2
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Sat 17 Dec - Pumpkins Christmas Meal

We have booked a table at Pumpkins Bistro in Kendal for 7pm. Price for 3 courses is £14 and £11 for two courses. If you would like to come please email me by the 30th November with your menu choices.

Cream of Parsnip Soup with roll and butter (V)
Home made chicken liver pate with toast and apple chutney
Prawn platter with salad garnish
Dolmades, vine leaves stuffed with rice, mint and spices and salad

Main course (all served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables):
Roast farm fresh turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce and chipolata sausage
Home-made game pie with rich red wine gravy
Salmon roulade with prawn in a white wine and lemon sauce
Pumpkin nut roast served with Provencal sauce (V)

Traditional Christmas pudding with rum sauce
Home-made toffee pudding and butterscotch sauce
Apple, cinnamon and raisin crumble and custard

All followed by coffee and mints

We will also be doing a secret santa on the evening. Please bring a present for up to £5 in value to be chosen by someone else at random and you can then select a present for yourself.

Leader: Howard (0789 1952813,

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Sun 11 Dec - Scafell Pike (via corridor route)

Route: Wasdale Head, Sty Head, Corridor route, Scafell Pike, Return to Wasdale Head via Shoulder of Lingmell.
Meeting time: 10.15 am
Suggested meeting time for Low Wood: 9am (I will not be there)
Starting point: (free) parking area at Wasdale Head
Grid Reference: SD 187 085
Distance: approx 8miles
Time: 6 Hours

Owing to the time of year headlamps or torches considered essential in case of late descent into valley. If the conditions are wintry winter walking gear will be necessary. I reserve the right to modify the route if conditions are bad.

Contact Mobile Number: Malcolm 07826486155

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Photos from Skiddaw

Alister's photos from last week's attempt at Skiddaw:

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Sun 4 Dec - Castlerigg Stone Circle and Latrigg

A low level walk with some steep ascent, that brings you from the lakeside to a Neolithic stone circle, and then on to the summit of Latrigg for a rewarding view of Keswick and Derwent water.

From Keswick town centre, the walk takes us up to the top of Castlehead, then down to the lakeside and on to Friar's crag. Crossing into Great wood, ascending the forest track to Castlerigg farm then leads us into fields and eventually to Castlerigg stone circle. After pausing to explore this ancient monument, we then stroll down country lanes to the A66 underpass and start the ascent of Latrigg. This route is highly recommended for those who have been only been to Latrigg from the nearby car park, and gone away disappointed, as this brings a new perspective to such a little hill. Descending along the Cumbria Way and through Fitz park takes us back to the start point.

Distance: 9 miles
Time: 4.5 hours
Total ascent: 450m
Grade: 2.5
Start: 10 am at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery on Station Road. Grid ref. NY 269237. Free parking on Brundholme Road (a few yards down the road from the Museum).
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Sat 3 Dec - Ceilidh

Book your place soon-it's very popular and sells out very quickly!

DATE: Sat 3rd Dec







No tickets ! Wrist bands will be distributed to you in advance of the event. You fix around your wrist on the day before you arrive and so entry will be simpler and quicker.

Reserve your wrist band by e-mailing Martyn (mention that you belong to Summitt Good walking group):
You can also do this by phone to 01539 720551.

Contact Charlotte (07580722866) for more information.