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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sun 29 Apr - Dentdale to Ribblehead Linear Walk

We start at Ribblehead Station with a 10 minute train ride on the Settle Carlisle railway. This crosses the Ribblehead Viaduct to Dent Station. The walk is a linear walk back to our start point and commences from Dent Railway Station (the highest station in England!), crosses upper Dentdale and Blea Moor, ascends the summit of Whernside, and drops down to finish at Ribblehead Railway Station. The cost of the train ride is currently £3.10.

Start: We catch the 10.27 am train from Ribblehead Railway Station, NGR: SD 765 789. Meet on platform 2 (northbound for Carlisle ) of Ribblehead Railway Station at least 5 mins beforehand and don’t be late! The cost of the train ride is currently £3.10. There is loads of free parking in the area, although it does get busy on nice days.

Distance: 10.5 miles
Terrain: quiet country roads, boggy paths over Blea Moor, stone paths gradually climbing up and down Whernside
Ascent: 590 metres
Time: about 5.5-6 hours
Grade: 3/4
Leader: Jeremy 07899 923019

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Sun 22 Apr - Leader Needed

Contact Tom if you are able to lead a walk on this date.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Fri 20 Apr - Comedy Club, Kendal Brewery Arts Centre

Meet: 19:30hrs at the Brewery for a 20:00hrs start
Tickets £12 from or the box office on 01539 725133
Contact: Babs (07843567097) or Jeremy (07899923019)

Monday, 16 April 2012

Photos from Potter Tarn

Dan's photos from yesterday's walk:

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Sun 15 Apr - Potter Tarn

Start Point: Wilf's cafe, Mill Yard, Staveley (Grid Ref: SD 471 984) Link to map and cafe details:
Start time: walk - 10.30 am (With the option of meeting for breakfast at Wilf's at 9.30)
Description: Take the (fairly steep) path near Barley Bridge up to Littlewood farm (with great views of the nearby fells) and then on to Potter tarn. We then follow the river Kent to Staveley where we have 2 pubs, a brewery and a cafe to choose from! There are a few steep sections, but none are difficult, and this is a fairly gentle and very pleasant walk in some beautiful countryside. As always, new members are very welcome.
Distance: 5 miles
Total Ascent: 395 metres (1300 feet)
High Point: Potter tarn
Time: 3.5 hours
Grade: 2
Leader: Charlotte (07580722866)-text if you want to car share

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sun 8 Apr - Leader Needed

Contact Tom if you are able to lead a walk on this date.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Photos from Aye Gill Pike

Phil's photos from Aye Gill Pike:

Photos from Nine Standards Rigg

Phil's photos from Nine Standards Rigg:

Sun 1 Apr - Bike Ride to Staveley

Note from Emma, added 27 Mar: Lay by suggested for free car parking has been closed due to all the road works, please ring Emma, 07773 202845 if you would like further suggestions.

Start: Rifleman's Pub, Greenside, Kendal, LA9 4LD
Start time: 10am
Distance: 20 miles
Lunch at Wilf's Cafe, Staveley
Steady pace, with some hills

Contact Emma for further details 07773 202845, (parking is permit only in this area, if you want free parking I would suggest the layby, just off Plumgarths roundabout, turning off the A591 onto the Winderemere road, A5284 and its on the left - distance from start point 1.5 miles).