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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sun 25 Nov - Keld Chapel and Shap Abbey - Cancelled

Apologies, Sundays walk is cancelled partly due to walk leader been poorly, but also because the recent weather conditions will mean part of this walk will probably be under water!  I will put it on again in the near future.


Start point: Keld Dub GR: 552 143, go past Keld Chapel, over the cattle grid, parking area by the stream. (Please ring if coming on this walk as if the weather is bad the start point may have to change)
Start time: 10am
Distance: 11km, grade 2, (4.5 hrs)

From Keld Dub we go over Dog Hill and then follow the SE side of the valley up Swindale. We cross Swindale Beck at Truss Gap, then head back down the valley taking in the only real climb of the day, up Tailbert Bank (all of 50m). At the farm at Tailbert we head north and then wind our way round to Shap Abbey, parts of which date back to the 15th century. We will spend a bit of time looking around the ruins. (Entry free). From here we will start heading back to the cars, stopping to look inside the National Trust owned Keld Chapel, again free entry.

Where as some of the walk is on rough tracks, off these it is wet and boggy in parts - waterproof boots and / or gaiters advised.

There will be a tea shop or pub stop in Shap at the end of the walk.

Contact Emma 07773 202845 for further details

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Sun 18 Nov - Great Gable (from Wasdale)

Route: Wasdale Head - Gable Beck - Beck Head - Great Gable 899m - Green Gable (depending on weather) - Sty Head - Lingmel Beck (The route may be modified in bad weather conditions)
Start Time: 10.00am
Distance: 6.5 Miles (10.5km) Approx
Ascent: 3000 ft (950m) Approx
Start Point: Wasdale Head (free parking and toilets) NY 187085
Time: 5-6 Hours (allowing for stoppages)
Grade: 4 (There are some steep and rocky sections)
Low wood: suggested meeting time 9.00am (I will not be there)
Leader: Malcolm 07826 486155

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sun 11 Nov - Scout Scar/Cunswick Scar

Start Point: Lay-by beside Brigsteer Road (G.R. SD 502 917) @ 11.00
Description: Scout Scar / Underbarrow Road / Cunswick Fell + Scar / Kendal golf course / Serpentine Woods / Serpentine Road / Allhallows Lane / Brigsteer Road

After crossing a gap-stile from the lay-by, the first field we cross was once Kendal's racecourse, then we ascend Scout Scar.  We head N, along the top, to the stone shelter (which was built in 1912, then restored in 1969!) & carry on down to the Underbarrow Road.  We then take the path onto Cunswick Fell (past the c.p.), then along the top of Cunswick Scar.  From the top we head back SE, cross the A591, descend through Kendal golf course, Serpentine Woods & pop out on Serpentine Road.  After that it's just a case of walking through Kendal, following Allhallows Lane from opposite the Town Hall, re-joining Brigsteer Road to cross the A591 & return to the start.

Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Total Ascent: 200 metres (656 ft.)
High Point: Scout Scar - 235 metres (771 ft.)
Time: 4 hours
Grade: 2
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Monday, 5 November 2012

Mon 5th Nov - Fireworks in Kendal and Indian meal after

Kendal Round Table Fireworks Display

Your Guide 2 Events in Kendal

fireworks_kendal.jpgKendal Annual Fireworks display, with support from local businesses, organisations and Kendal Town Council and organised by the Kendal Round Table, will be held at Kendal Castle on Monday 5th November 2012. Everyone is welcome and all donations will go towards next years' event. The display starts at 7.30pm on the Castle Grove side of the castle which gives the best view. There is no admission charge but a collection bucket to raise funds for the 2012 event will be passed around. Burger vans and refreshments will be available on site.

I have booked a table at the Eastern Balti for 8.30pm so anyone wanting to eat please email or text me to reserve your seat, thank you. Rob 

0777 398 6512