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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Sunday 31 Mar - Fairfield Horseshoe

Note: Given the recent snowy weather, crampons and ice axe will be required if we do the Fairfield Horseshoe. I'm going to do a quick recce on Friday to determine the conditions, and may alter the route if conditions are unfavourable. Whatever we do, the start point and time will be the same. Please let me know if you are coming.

Start Time: 10:00 AM
Description: This is one of the classic Lake District walks, but one that the group hasn't done for a while, and is always worth revisiting. We'll do it in a clockwise direction, starting with the ascent of Nab Scar and Heron Pike. This is a joint walk with the Cheshire Walkers.

The Cheshire Walkers are also doing a walk on Sat 30 Mar, which Summit Good members are welcome to attend. Details at - please note that the details for this walk have changed.

Start Point: Rydal road car park, Ambleside (NY375046) - likely to be expensive. Free parking may be available at Under Loughrigg, NY 371044, but you will need to make your own way to the start
Level: Strenuous
Distance: 12 miles
Leader: Tom
Phone: 07884493081

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sun 24 Mar - Three Boats Walk

A varied and very gentle day out around the shores of Lake Windermere. We will meet at the Windermere Lake Cruises boat house (SD 402 967) at the end of Glebe Road before taking our first boat from there to Waterhead, Ambleside. From here we quickly catch our second boat over to Wray Castle. From here we walk the 4 mile path to Ferry House along the lake shore. This is very flat and easy going. Finally we will catch our final boat from Ferry House back to Bowness.

Timings: Meet at 9:30 to allow time to purchase tickets, first boat at 09:55, second at 10:45 and final boat hopefully at 14:20 (with a back up boat at 15:00).

Parking: Numerous options around Bowness but easiest is Lake Cuises Coach Park at end of Glebe Road and Rectory Road - however, this one is quite expensive. (Roughly £6 per day). Will just meet at boat house.

Tickets: Full price is £9.00 for all three boats, however, local discount (anyone with LA or CA postcode) is available during winter season of 50% off. To recieve a local discount you need to fill in an application form. This can be done on the day but would be very useful if people arrive with form filled in and bring proof of address with you. The form is available on the Windermere Lake Cruises website ( and click on Contact and Brochures and then download the Resident's application form.

Leader: Howard and Vicky (07835 416262)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Photos from Red Pike and High Stile

Phil's photos from Sunday's walk, and two from Dan:

Photos from Kentmere

Phil's photos from Dan's Kentmere walk:

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sun 17 Mar - Red Pike, High Crag and High Stile

A high level walk in the Western fells which on a clear day offers views across the valleys of Buttermere and Ennerdale, and over to the Solway Firth and Scotland.

From Buttermere village across the isthmus, we start the long climb through Burtness Wood to Bleaberry Tarn. This is followed by a steep ascent up Red Pike (755m). The ascent becomes easier (weather dependent!) as we continue to High Stile (807m), before descending via High Crag and Seat to Scarth Gap, and returning along the lakeside edge back to the start.

6.5 miles
Time: 5 hrs
Total ascent: 920m
Grade: 3 (strenuous, fairly brisk pace)
Start: 10.00 am at Buttermere-Newlands pass junction (B5289). Grid ref NY176170.
Directions: From the A66 west of Keswick, turn off at Braithwaite onto the B5292 (Whinlatter pass), go through High Lorton and follow signs to Buttermere. Free car parking on the Newlands pass at the junction to Buttermere village.
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Sun 10 Mar - Howgills

Cautley Spout & The Calf, from Cross Keys, near Sedbergh, grid ref SD698969.  5.5 miles/8.9km; 1990 feet/603 metres ascent. 
Grade - moderate 
Start 10.30 am.
Please contact Sarah 07818 366665 if you plan to attend.  This walk may not go ahead if there are no takers or the weather is bad.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Sat 9 Mar - Pudding and Planning meeting

At Suzanne's in Dalton - details have been sent to everyone on the group email list. If anyone else would like to attend, then contact Suzanne on 07887 942038.

If you would like to lead a walk, but can't attend, then please email Tom.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Photos from Loughrigg

Dan's photos from Suzanne's walk:

Photos from Wetherlam

Dan's photos from Wetherlam:

Photos from Walla Crag

Dan and Phil's photos from the Walla Crag walk:

Sun 3 Mar - Kentmere

Start Point: Barley Bridge (at start of the kentmere road) (G.R. SD 470 987) @ 10.00
Description: Staveley / High Reston Farm / The Heights / Mickle Moss / Whiteside End / Kentmere Hall & Village / Cornclose Lane (track) / Green Quarter Fell / Birk Rigg / Staveley Head Fell / Ghyll Bank / Low Elfhowe / Scroggs Farm & back
Distance: 11 miles (17.7 km)
Total Ascent: 515 metres (1690 ft.)
High Point: Green Quarter Fell - 350 metres (1148 ft.)
Time: 6 hours
Grade: 3
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)