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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Photos from Troutbeck

Dan's photos from last weekend's walk:

Sun 30 Sep - Scafell (possibly Scafell Pike also)

Scafell is a mountain that we rarely ascend. This walk offers the opportunity to tackle this interesting mountain. There are a few parts of the walk that some people may find difficult. Ascent via the grassy slopes on the west side of the mountain and descent via Foxes Tarn, and down from the Mickledore Ridge. Back to Wasdale Head. If weather permits and we are feeling energetic, there is the possibility of ascending Scafell Pike also which would add about an hour to the walk.

Start time: 10.05 am
Parking: at Wasdale Head Green (free) NY 187085
Distance: 6.25 miles - 7 miles (depending on whether we ascend Scafell Pike also)
Low wood suggested meeting time 9.05am (I will not be there)
Time: 4.5 - 6 hours (depending on whether we ascend Scafell Pike also)
Ascent: 1050m - 1200m (depending on whether we ascend Scafell Pike also)
Grade: 4

Leader: Malcolm 07826 486155

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Sun 23 Sep - A Troutbeck Round

Start: 9am outside Troutbeck church (NY414028) Please car share if possible as church goers trying to park too. There is additional parking on lane to left after bridge before church.
Length: Approx 9 miles
Ascent: Approx 550m
Time: 4.5 - 5.5 hours
Grade: 2 / 3

From the church we ascend to the Garburn pass. From here we ascend over Backstone Barrow to the summit of Sour Howes. Now we walk around the head of Park Beck to the summit of Sallows. We now desend gently down the Garburn pass to meet the Limestone track which we walk along to the bottom of Troutbeck Tongue. Now we climb steeply for a short time to the summit. We descend the South end of the tongue before returning along Ing Lane to Troutbeck and a well earned drink in the Mortal Man

Leader: Howard (07891952813)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Sun 16 Sep - Wray Castle

Start Point: roadside verges by Wray Church (G.R. NY 371 007 @ 11.00)
Description: pass Randy Pike(!?) / Renny Park Coppice / Brathay Quarries / Dan Beck / Outgate Inn (LUNCH [v. good food]) / Hole House / Blelham Tarn & back
Distance: 6 miles (9.7 km)
Total Ascent: 160 metres (525 ft.)
High Point: nr. Brathay Quarries - 100 metres (328 ft.)
Time: 3.5 hours
Grade: 1
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832 840 [eves.] or 07919 831 237)

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Sat 15 Sep - Pudding and Planning meeting

Pudding and Planning meeting at Dan's house at 19.30 to plan the group's winter programme.
There will be eating afterwards, so everyone please bring puddings and beverages

Dan's No. 01229 832 840 (mobile- 07919 831 237)

Dan has room if anyone wants to stop over. He has a double futon in a bed room, lots of floor space and a big green area out the back of his house if anyone wants to camp.

Full directions have been emailed to everyone on the group list. Anyone else wanting to come, please contact Dan.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Photos from Gragareth/Great Coum

Dan's photos from Peter's Gragareth walk.

Photos from Catbells

Phil and Dan's photos from Phil's walk from 29 July - apologies for the delay in posting.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Sun 9 Sep - Grizedale Forest Art Discovery

Grizedale Forest Art Discovery 
This is a trail to discover the artwork of Grizedale forest using a map and the sculpture guide it will interesting to see how many we can we see. 

Starting from the visitors centre at 10:30 we will head up to Carron crag at 314m we then head along the Silurian way to the south of the forest. we cross the road and head back up the west side past the Grizedale tarns, then back down to the Yam and the visitors centre. 

Theres a short and a long walk dependant on peoples ability. 
While the main walk is 10 miles - 5-6 hours long 
After Carron crag there is an option to leave the main group and go unguided for 3/4 mile following the red posts back down to the visitors centre for a total walk length of 3 miles (1.5 - 2 hours) walk

Leader: Matthew 07878352150
Car park charges
Up to 2 hours £3.20
Up to 4 hours £5.30
All day £6.90
Please phone leader to try and arrange car sharing.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Sun 2 Sep - The Corpse Road and Selside Pike from Mardale

Meet at the car park at Mardale Head at 10.00. The walk begins with a short stretch along the road before branching off along the old Corpse Road over Selside Pike. We then walk along to Branstree where (weather permitting) there are good views to the North Pennines, Howgills and Shap Fells as well as the High Street range. Return to the car park via Gatescarth Pass.
Length: 6 miles, 555 meters ascent.
Contact: Sarah - 07818 366665

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Sat 1 Sep - Social - Mintfest

Meet at 7pm in the Brewery Arts Centre gardens (text if you can't find us: Charlotte 07580722866)

Mintfest is Kendal's annual festival of street theatre and art. For more info see:

We will start off with drinks at the Brewery where there is live music and theatre (free) going on in the gardens and then walk down to Maude's meadow park to see the 'Fire Village' (£2 pay on the door). The park will be lit up with 'flaming installations and carnivalesque creatures who peform fiery rituals'.

An evening not to be missed!