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Monday, 27 May 2013

Mon 27 May - Afternoon walk - High Knott

High Knott - 5 miles, 620 ft ascent - grade leisurely to moderate
Meet at Ullthwaite Bridge (on road between Staveley and Kentmere) 2pm 
Much of this walk is on good footpaths and bridlepaths and includes good views of the Kentmere horseshoe.  We pass close to High Knott/Williamson's Memorial and the remains of an ancient British Settlement.  The stile to High Knott is passable but tricky.  
We leave Ullthwaite Bridge walking south passing Browfoot farm and then over fields.  North along the bridleway for two miles crossing Park Beck via stepping stones.  South downhill passing woodland and a disused cottage and back to Ullthwaite Bridge.  This walk is in Wainwright's 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland' pages 18-21.  
There is only space for a few cars at Ullthwaite Bridge so please share if possible.  Please let me know if you are coming 07796 162828.  Sarah. 

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sun 19 Coledale Horseshoe

Route: Grizedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill, Sail, Outerside, Barrow
Distance: 9 miles
Grade: 4
Start: 9.30 at small car park on the left just up the hill through Braithwaite on the Winlatter road (B5292) NY226237. Parking is limited, so please car share if possible, and arrive early. Additional parking is available about 1/2 mile up the Whinlatter Road.
Leader: Tom 0788 44 930 81

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sun 12 May - Glaramara

Start Point: Seatoller car park (G.R. NY - 245 137) @ 10.30

Description: From Seatoller we head up onto Thornythwaite Fell, before climbing more to reach the summit of Glaramara (which one of the two cairns??).  We'll then continue SW, between the bogs & pools for another 2km, until Allen Crags rocky 'cluster' is reached (highest point of the day, just!).  We carry on just a short way until we reach the spaghetti junction of paths at Esk Hause (this is because it's a joining point for paths from Eskdale, Wasdale, Borrowdale & Langdale!).  There is a big stone cross windbreak here, so it may be a possible lunch stop location?  After that we turn NW to pass under the cliffs of Great End, past Sprinkling Tarn & down to Styhead Tarn.  Next we turn NE by the tarn, to follow Styhead Gill (on its RHS when the path splits) down to cross Stockley Bridge.  We then follow the 'growing' river down to Seathwaite (coincidentally - this is said to be the wettest inhabited place in England!!) & follow the obvious (virtually flat) path, // to the road, back along Borrowdale to Seatoller once more.

Distance: 9.5 miles (15.3 km)
Total Ascent: 800 metres (2625 ft.
High Point: Allen Crags - 785 metres (2575 ft.)
Time: 6 - 7 hours
Grade: 3 / 4
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Sun 5 May - Raven Crag

A long walk exploring the smaller hills in St John's in the Vale, then venturing through forest trails to arrive at the magnificent viewpoint from Raven crag.

Starting from Threlkeld, a stroll along the old railway line takes us to Tewet tarn and then onto Low Rigg. This is followed by a steep ascent up to High Rigg, where we can get our breath back before following the path down to Rough How Bridge. After carefully crossing the A591 we ascend the forest trail up to Raven crag (461 m). Return is via riverside paths and across fields, including a stop-off at Low Bridge End teashop.

Distance: 13 miles
Ascent: 850 m
Time: 6.5 hours
Grade: 3 (Fairly strenuous, medium pace)
Start: 10 am at Threlkeld car park (free parking), near the Birkett Mining Museum (Grid ref: NY319245).
Directions: Approach from the A66 or from the A591 and turn off onto the B5322, then continue on this road until the turn-off for the Mining Museum. The car park is the first on the left.
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)