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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sun 29 Jan - Hartsop to the Knott and Angletarn Pikes

A change from the original plan as following very wet December it is too boggy above Derwentwater!

Start: Free car park at far end of Hartsop village (NY 409 132)
Distance: 7 miles
Time: 4 hours
Ascent: 2500ft
Grade: 3
Start time: 10:00

We will climb from Hartsop to Hayeswater and then steeply to the Knott. From here we walk North to Brock Crags and Angletarn Pikes before descending to Boredale Hause and walking back to Hartsop.

Leader: Howard (0789 1952813)

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Sun 22 Jan - Bow Fell & Eskpike

Leader: Rob .Sunday 22 Jan- Bowfell & Eskpike.
BOWFELL & ESKPIKE (This walk is only suitable for people with crampons and ice axes) if you are not a winter mountaineer and still want to walk we will appoint a leader to do a low level walk starting at the same place
START 9.30 AM AT THE OLD DUNGEON GHYLL NATIONAL TRUST CAR PARK
MEET AT MORRISONS KENDAL FOR CAR SHARE 8.30 AM (i will not be there.)
THIS WALK ASCENDS THE BAND LEADING UP TO BOWFELL 902M, WE WILL GO VIA BOWFELLS GREAT SLAB IF DRY. ONCE BOWFELL IS GAINED WE HEAD UP ESK PIKE 889 M, THEN ONTO ESK HAUSE. HEADING SOUTH EAST TO ANGLE TARN FOR LUNCH. WE THEN MAKE OUR DECSENT TO THE OLD DUNGEON GHYLL FOR REFRESHMENTS.
PLEASE BRING WITH YOU ICE AXES, CRAMPONS, HEAD TORCHES, SNOW SHOVELS(if you have ) FULL WINTER CLOTHING AND FOOD AND HOT DRINK FOR THE DAY.
THERE WILL BE A FOUL WEATHER ROUTE IF NEEDED.
GRADE : 4/5
DISTANCE : 13KM /8 MILES
DURATION : 7 HOURS APPROX
Leader: Rob - mob 0777 398 6512

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Sun 15 Jan - Fell & Coast - Hampsfell & Humphrey Head

It is unusual in Cumbria to have a fairly short walk that goes up a fell and along the coast in one, but this walk does this by visiting two landmarks on the edge of Morecambe Bay. Starting at Grange station the walk climbs through Eggerslack Woods to the top of Hampsfell. From there it descends into Allithwaite and crosses the fields to Humphrey Head. Following around the headland, the path crosses the salt marshes to Kents Bank and returns to the station via Grange Prom (passing the giant version of 'Bop It!' in the kiddies play area).

Start: Grange over Sands railway station forecourt (SD 4120 7815) @ 10am
Distance: a little under 10 miles
Time: about 5 - 5.5 hours
Terrain: woodland & fell paths, country roads, very soggy paths across fields (you have been warned), & salt marsh. There is 200m of ascent to reach Hampsfell, but otherwise there is little in the way of climbs.
Grade: 2
Leader: Jeremy 07899 923019

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Sun 8 Jan - Rydal/Grasmere New Members Walk

Rydal Water-Grasmere
A historical walk along the famous ‘coffin route’
A great opportunity for new members to come along and meet the group


The walk is relatively easy, but quite long. It starts at Rydal water where we walk alongside the lake and past Rydal caves. We then head to Grasmere for a tea stop and return via the Coffin route which passes both Dove cottage and Rydal Mount.

Walk time: 3-4 hours (depending on how long we stop in Grasmere)
Distance: approx. 6 miles
Highest point: 951 ft (it’s mainly low-level)
Grade: 2

Opportunity for a drink afterwards at the Badger Bar (Rydal)

Start time: 10am Pelter Bridge Car Park (free), Rydal Water NY 355062 (Turn off the A591 just before Rydal, and then to your right once over the hump back bridge; to your left is a car park). N.B. If this is full, try the Cricket club car park (near Ambleside)

Leader: Charlotte (+ Richard) 07580722866

Please text if you would like to car share.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Mon 2 Jan - Broughton

From Broughton we will head along the old railway towards Coniston. Then towards Woodlands. Remainder of route TBA.
Distance: 8 miles
Start: Outside the Manor Arms, The Square, Broughton-in-Furness, 1100
Leader: Tom 07884493081, tgrs013@yahoo.co.uk