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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sun 30 Jun - Coniston/Black Fell

Description: We take the road up past the Black Bull pub and turn right onto the path which runs along the foot of the Yew Dale Fells. At Yew Tree Farm we cross the A593 and walk up past the Tom Gill waterfalls to Tarn Hows. Leaving the path half way around Tarn Hows, we walk through the Iron Keld and Arnside Plantations to Black Crag which has spectacular views over Windermere and the Coniston fells. On the return we retrace our footsteps to Tarn Hows and continue to the car park. The path next to the car park takes us back to Coniston and a welcome pub/cafe stop.
Time: Meet at 10.00 at John Ruskin School Car Park, LA21 8EW. Donations to school for parking
Grade: 2/3
Distance: 9.5 miles.
Highest Point: 322 metres
Leader: Suzanne Tel: 07887 942038

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Sun 23 Jun - Harter Fell (Eskdale)

The walk has a gentle start along fairly level paths to Low Birker Farm, before climbing up the fellside to reach a plateau. Passing the stickleback ridge of Crook crag on grassy pathless terrain, we are eventually rewarded with a view of our first hill, Green crag. Ascent is short but steep, and the summit at 489 m provides excellent panoramic views on a clear day. A similarly short descent follows, before crossing pathless moorland to reach the forest path at the foot of Harter Fell. The ascent is steep but worth the effort to arrive at the summit (654 m). A gradual descent on grassy paths, visiting the ruins of Hardknott Roman Fort on the way back.
Distance: 9 miles
Ascent: 850 m
Time: 6 hours
Grade: 3 (Strenuous, moderate pace)
Start: 10.00 am at Brotherilkeld car park (layby near cattle grid), Grid ref: NY213011.
Directions: The car park is near the Eskdale end of the Hardknott pass, which can be accessed from the A595 to the West, or from Ambleside to the East. Parking is limited, so please contact the leader to arrange car sharing.
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Sat 22 Jun - Social - Kendal Brewery

I have a table booked for eight @8pm at the moment, so if people could let me know if they are planning on coming, I can adjust that as needed.

Suggesting meeting there ~7pm or later for a drink first in the bar, in the hope it’s a nice evening & we can enjoy some sunshine too.

I’m just about to go away for 2 weeks & am abroad for some of that so I might be slightly delayed responding to messages.


Al 07584 300306

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sun 16 Jun - Carrock Fell and High Pike

Description: Two of the rarely-visited fells to the North of Blencathra. After a steep ascent of Carrock Fell, we continue along the ridge To High Pike. Return is via Lingy Hut, then descending Grainsgill Beck, and returning via the Caldew valley.

8.5 miles

Time: 4-5 hours

Start: 10.30. Park on side of road 100m north of Stone Ends Farm (which is 4km north of Mungrisdale) NY354338

Leader: Tom 07884493081

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Wed 12 Jun - Evening Walk - Levens Park

Meet: 19:00hrs outside The Playing Fields, Levens Village (SD 488 857). Plenty of roadside parking.
Time: 1.5-2hrs
Distance: 4 miles
Grade: Easy
Drinks afterwards at The Hare & Hounds, Levens
Contact: Babs (07843567097)

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Sun 9 Jun - Bootle and Corney Fell

Meet 11am in the free car park opposite Bootle Church. To find the car park, follow the A595, turn left at signpost 'Bootle Station, Eskmeals'.

We head up Bootle fell and up Corney Fell, views lovely on a nice day. We then head back down (unfortunately via road walking but still good views) to a woods where the Bluebells were stunning this week, hope they are still there on 9th! We then head back into the village where there is a nice cafe.

Level 2 due to some steep parts and boggy fields. Distance approx 5 miles. Time approx 2.5 hours.

Please let me know whether you are coming. Jen 07955390335

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Sun 2 Jun - St Bees Head

A dramatic cliff-top walk along the westernmost point of Cumbria, which on a clear day gives fine views of the Isle of Man. This RSPB nature reserve is also a nesting site for the black guillemot and a small colony of puffins.
The walk starts with a steady climb from the beach, up a grassy path to the top of South Head. From here on, there are extensive views of the coastline and out to sea. The path descends down to Fleswick bay, before another climb up the North Head and towards the lighthouse. There are several viewing points along the way to observe the wide variety of seabirds that live on the cliffs. After rounding the edge of the North Head, the return walk follows country lanes and across fields before rejoining the path along the South Head.

Distance: 8.5 miles
Ascent: 220 m
Time: 5 hours
Grade: 2 (Fairly easy, leisurely pace. Although most of the cliff edge is fenced off, care must be taken)
Start: 10.30 am at Seacote car park (charge: £3.80 per day), Grid ref: NX960118.
Directions: From St Bees village, head towards the train station, where there is a junction signposted "Beach". Follow this road to the end and turn left onto Beach road. The car park is further along on the seafront.
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Photos from High Knott

Jen's photos from Sarah's walk on Monday: