Total Pageviews

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sun 26 Aug - Leader Needed

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

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sun 19 Aug - Loughrigg Fell

Start Point: parking beside the River Rothay / Rothay Park, Ambleside (G.R. NY 371044 @ 10.20)
Description: We'll walk, from beside the Rothay, up, past Lily Tarn, onto the S end of Loughrigg Fell. After reaching the trig. point at the summit (335m), we'll descend (beside a wall) to the lane at the 'back' of Red Bank. After turning L, we follow the lane only for 250m'ish to a footpath on the L. We follow that around the N side of Loughrigg Tarn to a path / b-way jcn. We turn L then follow the b-way all the way back to the lane beside the Rothay.
Distance: 5 miles (8 km)
Total Ascent: 425 metres (1395 ft.)
High Point: Loughrigg Fell - 335 metres (1100 ft.)
Time: 4 hours
Grade: 2 / 3
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Sun 12 Aug - Gragareth, Great Coum, Crag Hill Horseshoe

A great walk in a quiet area, on a clear day lovely views of the Yorkshire Dales, Lancashire and Cumbria.

STARTING POINT; SD 672787. OL 2.Yorkshire Dales,Southern & Western Area. Travelling from the Kirkby Lonsdale direction on the A65, turn left after the shop/cafe in Cowan Bridge sign posted Leck. Stay on this road through Leck for about three miles out on to the open Fell, and park in the first lay by on your left after going through a gate way which maybe open, but more likely to be closed.
WALKING TIME; 6 hours.
DISTANCE; 10.5 miles.16.8 km.
HIGHEST POINT; 687 m Great Coum.
GRADE; 3/4. indistinct paths, boggy in places,
LEADER; Peter 07884408269.

Please can anyone intending coming on this walk contact me before hand so that I know if the walk is going ahead.thank you.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Friday 10 Aug - Social - Lakes Alive

Water Fools (Fous de Bassin) 9:30 in Keswick - Free

"French alchemists, Ilotopie (France) have won hearts across the world with their        beautiful shows on the streets and waterways of cities and towns.
Now they weave their ingenious magic in one of the Lake District’s loveliest locations, transforming the surface of Derwentwater into a fantastical watery-wonderland.
A man’s humdrum life is turned upside-down when his head inexplicably bursts into flames and a kaleidoscope of extraordinary things begin to happen…
Upon the Lake, underneath the stars, everyday objects transform into surreal mythical creatures, cars pull caravans, gods march into battle and a 5-metre high Queen gazes over her magical aquatic kingdom from the seat of a giant penny-farthing."

Cost of show is Free
Show time 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Location - Keswick Theatre by the Lake with the best view from neighbouring Crow Park
Contact Matthew on 07878352150 to organise car shares or to arrange to meet up.
I will be leaving Kendal at 8pm
Kendal Rugby Club is operating overflow car parking for £3
Anyone who wants to meet up in Keswick I suggest meeting up on the pavement outside the Keswick Mountain Rescue between 9:10pm and 9:15pm before we head into Crow park for the 9:30pm performance

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sun 5 Aug - Calf Top from Barbon

The route takes us to the rarely visited hills between Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh. From Barbon, we will ascend via Eskholme Pike to Castle Knott (536 m) then head along the ridge to Calf Top (609 m). We'll then continue along the ridge before returning to Barbon along the Lune valley.

Grade: 4
Distance: 13.5 miles
Start point: Hodge Bridge, just off the A683, Grid ref SD623825. Click here for a map.
Start time: 10.00
Leader: Tom 07884493081

Friday, 3 August 2012

Cairngorms WolfTrek 3&4th August

Dear Summitt Good
We have just opened entry to our epic WolfTrek event and wanted to let your club know! The WolfTrek is a spectacular team walk, run or relay from Forres on the Moray Coast to Cairngorm Mountain that takes place over the weekend of August 4th and 5th. Plunging you into Scotland’s most beautiful scenery - including remote lochs, desolate moors, ancient Caledonian forest and the stunning Cairngorms National Park - the WolfTrek is an adventure not to be missed. I wonder if you would be so kind as to circulate the following info to your members and contacts? That would be very helpful.Celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year, the WolfTrek has been named one of ‘9 Events Everyone Must Do’ by Men’s Fitness Magazine and described as ‘Epic…One of a kind’ by Men’s Health Magazine (though of course nearly half of our participants are women!). The spectacular WolfTrek route was created by the WildHearts team (you won’t find it on any map) and due to the unique conservational sensitivities of the terrain it passes through can only be held on ONE weekend a year.In teams of 3 or more you will have 24 hours to wolf down the whole 45 mile challenge or you can choose to take part in a team relay, tackling a bite-sized 15 mile section of the route. Alternatively choose to take on the Midnight March, an 18 mile trek from Forres to the ghostly shores of Lochindorb. You can find out more at or via the flyer below.This year's event will be very special as it marks our 5th anniversary. We hope you can join us! Thank you so much.WildHearts