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Friday, 20 July 2012

Fri 20 Jul - Sat 21 Jul - Black Sail

Stay at this remote & isolated shepherds bothy at the head of Ennerdale which is accessible only on foot. Now a 16 bed YHA.
Meet: 18:00hrs at small pay & display car park at Gatesgarth Cottages, Buttermere (NY 194149). There is also some roadside parking.
Ascend to Black Sail YHA via Scarth Gap Pass
Distance: 2.5 miles
Ascent: 300m
Time: 1.5 hrs
Cost: £21.40 per person per night
There are self catering facilities but the YHA can provide meals if required. However they need to be booked in advance (Breakfast - £4.95; Lunch - £5.75; Evening meal £7.50 - £11.95)

Sat 21st July 2012 - Pillar from Black Sail YHA

Ascent of Pillar (892m) from Black Sail YHA via the famous Pillar High Level Path. This route takes in spectacular crag scenery without having to resort to scrambling. It does however require a head for heights. And weather permitting fantastic views of Pillar Rock rising 150m out of Pillar Cove. Then a return to Gatesgarth Cottages via Scarth Gap Pass.
Meet: 10am Black Sail YHA
Contact: Babs (07843567097)

One male place is now available for Black Sail Youth Hostel. Please contact Barbara for details.

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