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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Sun 27 Jan - Grasmoor

This is a higher level winter walk, in clear weather there are splendid views over Crummock Water, West Cumbria and across to the Buttermere Fells.

Route: Depending on weather Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Grasmoor, return via Gasgale Gill. If the weather is particularly bad it may be necessary to cut out the ridge between Whiteside and Hopegill Head as it can be slippery in winter conditions.

Grade: 4 Due to the time of year and the possibility of ice on the path
Distance: Roughly 6 Miles
Time: 6 Hours
Start Time: 10am
Parking at: Lanthwaite Green (free)
Grid Ref: NY 158208
Low Wood Car Share suggested 9am meet, I will not be there

Contact: Malcolm 07826486155

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Photos from Angletarn Pikes

Phil's photos from his walk today:

Photo from Winster

Dan has sent one photo from his walk last week:

Sun 20 Jan - Angletarn Pikes/The Knott

Standing at the southern tip of Ullswater, Angletarn Pikes provide some of the finest views available in the Far Eastern Fells.

Starting in Patterdale, the walk begins by ascending steadily on good paths to Boredale Hause. The path continues up to Angletarn Pikes, where one can admire views of St Sunday crag and Helvellyn. We then continue the climb, with a chance of seeing wild deer, on grassy paths to Rest Dodd and then finally The Knott (739m). The descent via Hayeswater follows the gill to Hartsop. A fairly level walk on tracks takes us back to Patterdale.
Distance: 8.5 miles
Time: 5 hours
Total ascent: 750m
Grade: 3 (Strenuous, fairly brisk pace)
Start: 10 am at the small parking area by the turn-off to Side Farm campsite on the A592 in Patterdale (Grid ref NY394161). Additional parking available at the pay & display car park opposite the Patterdale Hotel.
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Sun 13 Jan - Winster/Lyth Valley

Start Point: big lay-by to East of the Post Office / shop / Hare & Hounds @Bowland Bridge (G.R. SD 418 897) @ 11.00
Description:Bowland Bridge / Woodside Road(cross) / High Birks / Hubbersty Head / Mirk Hill / Dodds Howe / Crosthwaite / Mill Lane / Esp Ford / A5074 / Fell Side / Durham Bridge Wood / N. end of Whitbarrow Scar / Township Allotment / Fell Edge / Broad Oak & back.
Distance: 8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Total Ascent: 290 metres (951 ft.)
High Point: Township Allotment - 170 metres (558 ft.)
Time: 4 - 5 hours
Grade: 2
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Sun 6 Jan - Hampsfell

START POINT: Cartmel Racecourse Car Park at 11am. Directions
DISTANCE: 4 miles.
TIME: 2-2.5 hours.
GRADE: 2 (due to some steep grass farmland and a few stiles).
LEADER: Jen 07955390335 please text if attending.
DESCRIPTION: a short route through the pretty village of Cartmel and up Hampsfield Fell (Hampsfell). Short but long enough to walk off some Christmas indulgence! Meet at the racecourse pay and display carpark (alternative free parking in village but please meet at racecourse carpark). From there we walk through the village, past the sticky toffee shop, church and up Hampsfell. At the top there is a hospice shelter and lovely views on a clear day. We follow the waymarkers back down to Cartmel village where there are numerous pubs and cafes. This walk is suitable for children but there are some steep muddy parts and stiles. Dogs allowed but may need to be on a lead on the farmland.