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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Sun 28 Jul - Tilberthwaite

Tilberthwaite (Nr Coniston) and Little Langdale Stroll!
(Many Thanks to Dan for the walk description!

Start point:
Roughly one and a half miles North of Coniston village, on the A593, turn left onto a single track road.
After another mile the main Tilberthwaite parking area is reached on the left, just before the bridge over Yewdale Beck (G.R. NY 306010.

From the car park we head along the lane. At High Tilberthwaite Farm, after passing through the farmyard, the path climbs gently up onto the Knotts, giving good views of Lingmoor Fell and the Langdale Pikes.
Dan informs me this is where we may see deer and interesting bird life!
We then descend, (gently may I add!) to pass Atkinson Coppice and continue our walk until we approach the very old Slaters Bridge, where we continue until we arrive at our pub lunch destination otherwise known as The Three Shires Inn!
The last section of the walk, after we have been suitably refreshed, is again a gentle and pleasant walk across the River Brathay, along a track past the disused Hodge Close quarry to reach High Tilberthwaite Farm and back to the cars. Nothing epic, just a pleasant hop, skip and jump!

Leader: Rachel (moby 07786 733539)
The walk is approx 4 miles. Grade 2
Start time 11 a.m.

Photos from Walney

Phil and Jen's photos from Jen's evening walk:

Photos from Whitbarrow

Dan's photos from Barbara's evening walk:

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Sun 21 Jul - Great End

A walk through the high mountains, visiting Scafell Pike's much overlooked neighbour, Great End.
Starting from Seathwaite farm, a good stone path leads up to Styhead tarn, before continuing onto the classic corridor route. We then turn off to make the final 300 m of ascent to reach Great End summit.
Descent to Esk Hause and back over Glaramara to the start.
Distance: 8 miles
Highest point: 910 m
Time: 6 hours
Grade: 3 (Strenuous, moderate pace)
Start: 10.00 am at Seathwaite farm/campsite (park on roadside), Grid ref: NY235122 (postcode CA12 5XJ).
Directions: Take the Borrowdale Road (B5289) from Keswick towards Seatoller, and turn off where it is signposted Seathwaite. Continue for about 1 mile until you reach the farm.
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Sat 20 Jul - planning meeting

This is where we plan the next few months of the group's walks programme. To be held at Romney's in Kendal - 1900 for meal, 2015 for the meeting.

Contact Suzanne on 07887 942038 for further details. If unable to attend, please email walk details to

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Wed 17 Jul - North Walney National Nature Reserve (NNR) evening Nature walk

LOCATION: North Walney National Nature Reserve (NNR) Evening Walk.
TIME: Meet at Earnse Bay Car Park, Walney Island at 7pm, grid ref SD170699.
DISTANCE: 3 miles, approx 1.5-2 hours long.
PARKING: free parking at Earnse Bay
OTHER INFO: Unfortunately paths in the NNR are not suitable for prams/pushchairs. Dogs allowed but on a short lead so not to disturb the nesting birds.
ROUTE: To meet at the car park at Earnse Bay. From here we follow the track alongside the beach until we reach the NNR. We will then follow the pink markers set by Natural England which takes us past ponds, shallow pools and wildlife meadows. We then return along the shoreline. Hopefully we will see a variety of plants and wildlife. If anyone would like to return to my house for a brew you are welcome. No cafes etc open.
MY MOBILE: 07955390335 please let me know if you are coming.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sun 14 Jul - St. Sunday Crag

Start Point: Cow Bridge (between Brothers Water & Patterdale - GR NY 403134) @ 10.00

Description: We can either follow the road for the first 1¼ mi., to Patterdale, or we can walk to Hartsop & go down the little lane / bridleway past Dubhow, Beckstones, Crookabeck, Rooking & across to Patterdale.
Turn left, from the main road (SW) opp. The White Lion pub & pass the public toilet block!
After the second kissing gate, walk // to the drystone wall, then bear uphill.
At a metal gate & wooden stile on the right, look left for an indistinct path heading up.
Follow it & endure all of the false summits onto St Sunday Crag! (St Sunday is an alternative name for St Dominic, a 12th century Spanish saint, but ?? why this fell's called that!!)
From St Sunday Crag there are great views of the Helvellyn ridge (NW) & High Street (E).
Then head down the path to Deepdale Hause (it's Grisedale Tarn @ the head of the valley)
From the top of Fairfield follow the ridge E, then SE as far as Hart Crag.
Next head ENE along the ridge of Hartsop above How (for 'bout 3mi.'ish) to the edge of Low Wood.
Head down towards Deepdale Bridge, but follow perm. F.P. / wall (on right at start of woods) to footbridge (by the road).
Finally follow perm. F.P., alongside road, back to Cow Bridge.

Distance: 9 miles (14.5 km)
Total Ascent: 950 metres (3117 ft.)
Time: 6-7 hours
Grade: 4
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Thu 11 July - Evening Walk - Whitbarrow Scar

An ascent through the woods to gain the Whitbarrow plateau to the fine summit view point of Lord’s Seat (views to Morecambe Bay, North Wales & The Isle of Man on a clear day). Descend via the western scarp followed by a woodland stroll along the base.
Meet: 18:30hrs at SD 452 840. Take the road signed Millside/Beck Head just off the A590. Just after crossing the cattle grid parking can be found in a small layby or along the quiet road.
Time: 2-2.5hrs
Distance: 5 miles
Ascent: 215 metres
Drinks afterwards at The Gilpin Bridge
Contact: Babs (07843567097)

Monday, 8 July 2013

Photos from Black Fell

Dan's photos from last weekend's walk:

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Sun 7 Jul - Silverdale & Leighton Moss

Description: A fairly easy walk in the Arnside- Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Small but perfectly formed, this lovely area on the border between Lancashire and Cumbria offers rocky coastal paths, wetlands, salt marshes, heath and woodland & is rich in birdlife and flowers. We will walk through Eaves Wood and then south along the coast to Jenny Brown's Point, before heading east along the edge of the wetlands to Warton Crag. We then walk to Summerhouse Hill, overlooking Leighton Hall, returning to the car park across the causeway at Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve.

Time: Meet at 10.00 at the National Trust car park at Eaves Wood, Grid Reference: SD 471759
Grade: 2
Distance: 8 miles, approximately 3.5 hours
Highest Point: 255 metres
Leader: Clair D, Mobile: 07855961619