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Monday, 29 October 2012

Photo from Coniston

Just the one photo from yesterday's walk.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Sun 28 Oct - Coniston Loop

Start Point: Walna Scar Car Park, Coniston (GR: SD 289 970) @ 10.00
Description: Walna Scar / Brown Pike / Buck Pike / Dow Crag / Goats Hause / Old Man / Brim Fell / Levers Hause / Levers Water / Crowberry Haws / Big Hill (!) / Walna Scar c.p.

We first ascend the Walna Scar road (track). We then follow the ridge over Brown Pike, Buck Pike & Dow Crag (778m) before descending to Goats Hause. Next we climb back up to reach the summit of Coniston Old Man (803m). From here we head North along the ridge to Brim Fell (796m) before descending to Levers Hause. Here we drop down steeply to Levers Water and through Boulder Valley. Beside Crowberry Haws we join the 'main' Old Man path to return to the Walna Scar c.p.

Distance: 7.5 miles (12.1 km)
Total Ascent: 754 metres (2474 ft.)
High Point: summit of Old Man - 803 metres (2635 ft.)
Time: 5 hours
Grade: 3
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832 840 [eves.] or 07919 831 237)

Monday, 22 October 2012

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sun 21 Oct - Levens/Sizergh

Start Point: Low Sizergh barn (farm and farm shop) Link to directions and map: There is plenty of parking.
Start time: walk - 11.00 am
Description: Take the farm trail path through nearby woods then by the river Kent towards Levens Park. Follow the river through the park where there are deer and goats grazing. Back along the opposite side of the river to 'Force falls' where if we are lucky we may see the salmon leaping. It's then back to the farm shop for a cup of tea. It's a level path all the way with no difficult sections so it is perfect for new members or members with small children (N.B. There are a few stiles and dogs need to be on a lead in the park).
Distance: 3.5 miles
Time: 2.5 hours
Grade: 1
Leader: Charlotte (07580722866)-text if you want to car share from Kendal

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sun 14 Oct - Mardale

Steep ascent up Riggindale crag to high point of the day, the cairn on Racecourse Hill, 828m. Walk over to Mardale Ill then drop down to the shelter at the top of Nan Bield pass. Initially a steep, rocky descent down to Small Water then easing off as we head back to the cars.

Start: Mardale Head car park - GR: 469 107, (start height 252m)
Time: 9.30am
Distance: 9km (4.5 to 5 hours)
Grade: 3 - slow pace. This would be a good walk for those that want to try a harder walk but are worried about keeping up.
Contact: Emma 07773 202845

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sun 7 Oct - Langdale

Route includes Stickle Tarn, Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle

Start Point: Car park at the National Trust next left after the sign for stickle tavern Stickle Inn 10:00
Description: Walk along side Stickle Ghyll to the tarn and then take the path around the side of Pavey Ark to the summit. From here walk along the tops to Harrison Stickle ect. before descending back to the car park.

Distance: 5 miles (8 km)
Total Ascent: 750 metres
High Point: Harrison Stickle (736m)
Time: Approx. 4.5 – 5 hours
Grade: 3

Leader: Matt 07878352150

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Sat 6 Oct - Social - Brewery

Organised by Matt
Brewery Social and the last one for me before I go to Australia for 6 months
Meet from 7'oclock onwards in VATs bar, order pizza for those having it, and Drink! Drink! Drink! Alcohol & pizza optional.

Let me know if you are coming call me on 07878352150