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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Feb 26 - Dove Crag - High Hartsop Dodd

Note this walk is dependent on the weather and could change. Whichever route we go we will be leaving from Cowbrige car park (Brothers water), Patterdale (NY 403 134) at 10:00. Please can you text me if you are planning to come along (number below).

Planned walk: Leaving Cow Bridge car park and walk up to Dove Crag. Then walk along towards Little Hart Crag and back down the pass, passing High Hartsop Dodd and back towards the car park.

Total ascent 790m (Grade 3 with a short but steep ascent to Dove Crag), distance 8 miles.

07557191167 - NB change of number, please use this one for contacting Lisa about the walk.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012

Photos from Hartsop

Dan and Neil's photos from Howard's walk:

Photos from Bow Fell

A bit late, but here's Rob's photos from Bow Fell:

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Feb 19 - Black Combe

A circuit over the most southerly fell in the Lake District, involving a noticeable amount of ascent (and descent!) on grassy paths.

A short road section leads to an old path, before starting the ascent up White Combe, which eventually flattens and the going becomes easier. After reaching the col at Whitecombe Head, further ascent takes us to the shelter cairn and trig point of Black Combe. On a clear day, this offers wonderful views of Morecambe Bay and the Isle of Man. The descent down the eastern flank of the combe is on close-cropped grass, and is steep (and possibly slippy) in places.

An alternative route may be taken if the weather decides to be unfriendly.

Distance: 6 miles
Time: 4.5 hours
Total ascent: 600m
Grade: 3
Start: 10 am at lay-by on the A595 at Beckside . Grid ref. SD 153847.
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Sat 18 Social - Pizza and beer at the brewery

We should have recovered from xmas by now so its time for a social. I know its last minute but I feel like a beer and pizza at the moment. So plan is to meet at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal at 6:30 this Saturday. No need to pre-book but will be nice to know who's coming so we can wait for you and know how big a table we need to grab.

Organiser Matthew: 07878352150

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Feb 12 - Elterwater, Little Langdale & Skelwith Bridge - Ladies Day

A ladies only walk starting at Elterwater car park across from the Britannia Inn.

This is a mainly low level walk with just a few modest climbs, through a pleasant lanscape of fields, woods and waterfalls at the lower end of the two Langdales. Two waterfalls are passed and the end is a classic Lake District view, looking across Elterwater to the distinctive outline of the Langdale Pikes.

Distance: 6 miles
Time: 3 - 3.5 hours
Grade: 1

Start time: 11am

After the walk there will be the opportunity for lovely cake and hot drinks at Chesters at Skelwith Bridge. New members very welcome. Hope to see you there.

Leader Linda: 07717 313073

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sun 5 Feb - Muncaster Stroll

Start Point: Ravenglass Station c.p. (G.R. SD 085 964) @ 10.00
Description: Roman Bath House / ponds (On L & R) / Home Farm / Fell Lane / Muncaster Tarn / Muncaster Fell summit / Rabbit How / Bankend Wood / Eskdale Green (LUNCH or Drink at the George IV pub) / Forge House / Muncaster Head / High Eskholme / A595 (for a whole 300m'ish!) / Hirst Lodge & Park / past Muncaster Castle (200m'ish away) / Croft Coppice / follow the River Esk (for about 1km) / Newtown Knott (up 30m'ish ??) / Newtown / Roman Bath House (again) & back.
Distance: 12.25 miles (19.7 km)
Total Ascent: 306 metres (1004 ft.)
High Point: Muncaster Fell summit - 231 metres (758 ft.)
Time: 7 hours
Grade: 2 - 3
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832 840 [eves.] or 07919 831 237)