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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Sun 28 April - Dent to Ribblehead

This is a linear walk from Dent Railway Station to Ribblehead that starts with a 10 minute train ride over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. The walk takes us through part of Dent Dale, across Blea Moor and climbs the summit Whernside before returning to Ribblehead.

Start: Platform 2, Ribblehead Railway Station (NGR: NY 765 789). We catch the 10:27am train to Dent. Single train fare is currently £3.20. Plenty of free car parking in the vicinity of the station.

Start time: We travel on the 10:27am train from Ribblehead.

Distance: 10.5 miles

Time: up to 6 hours

Terrain: Mostly on reasonable paths with some road walking, but the footpaths crossing Blea Moor can be very boggy! The ascents of Blea Moor and Whernside are on relatively steep paths and give the heart a good workout. There is little shelter on the walk and it is very exposed to the elements.

Total ascent: 700 metres

Leader: Jeremy 07899923019. Please let me know if you're coming

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Wed 24 April - Social - Group Theatre Trip!

The Reduced Shakespeare Company are performing their The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] at the Brewery Arts Centre on Wednesday 24th April at 8pm.

"All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes!

An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre!

Now revised for 2013 with the same recycled jokes - just put in a different order. Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter."

Tickets £17 + £1 booking fee.

I am planning on going as I've wanted to see this for ages and have already booked my ticket. If you would like to come, please book your ticket through the Brewery ( or 01539 725133). I have seat J8.

We'll meet in the bar from 6.30 for those who would like a drink and/or food first.

Text Sarah 07818 366665 if you are coming along.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sun 21 April - Wray Castle

Start Point: roadside verges by Wray Church (G.R. NY 371 007 @ 10.30)
Description: pass Randy Pike / Renny Park Coppice / Brathay Quarries / Dan Beck / Outgate Inn (lunch or drink stop])- / 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: Suzanne. Contact - tel 07887 942038

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sun 14 April - Place Fell

Start Point: George Starkey Hut car park (nr. Patterdale - G.R. NY 396159) @ 10.00
Description: From Patterdale (149m!) we first head across the valley floor to Side Farm, and then take the bridleway (SE'ish) up to Boredale Hause (370m).  We then bear left (N'ish), and continue up to the top of Place Fell (657m),  before passing The Knight, Mortar Crag and High Dodd (501m). Then we'll drop down 300m'ish into the Boredale valley.  After that it's up to just about the same height again, whilst 'taking in' Winter Crag (300m), Howstead Brow (330m), Beda Head (509m) and Beda Fell (450m).  It's all (near'nuff) downhill from there, down to Boredale Hause and then back to Patterdale again.

Distance: 8 miles (12.9 km)
Total Ascent: 841 metres (2760 ft.)
High Point: Place Fell - 657 metres (2156 ft.)
Time: 4 / 5 hours
Grade: 3
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Sun 7 April - Leader needed

If you are able to lead a walk on this date, please contact Tom.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Saturday 6 April - Social at the Brewery Restaurant

An evening at the Brewery restaurant in Kendal, with pizzas and beer being a popular option. A table has been booked for 7.30, please let me know if you would like to come by Wednesday 3rd April so that the numbers can be confirmed to the restaurant.

Contact Phil by text: 07958 698905
or email:

We may be asked to pre-order, so please have a look at the menu at