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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Sun 25 Aug - Coniston

Start Point: Layby, on E side of A593, to NE of Torver & Crook (G.R. SD 287 946) @ 10.00

Description: Little Arrow / follow Torver Beck / Big Hole (a disused flooded quarry with a good waterfall at the far end) / Walna Scar Road / down metalled lane / @ switchback bends take F/P (on L) / Miners Bridge / turn L up the Coppermines Valley / wide rising track on R / ignore Red Dell path on L / shortly, ignore path straight on to a quarry & bear L / follow slate path up the valley side / Hole Rake (old packhorse route) / pass tarn / good view ahead of the Fairfield Horseshoe, Seat Allen & Loughrigg / Tilberthwaite Gill / near the bottom - ignore the steps & carry on down the grassy slope to the R / walk // to the A593 / @ Far End contour above the houses / turn R up the Coppermines Valley / Miners Bridge (again) / Dixon Ground / Sun Inn (?) / follow the line of the old Coniston Railway track back to the cars

Distance: 10 miles (16 km)
Total Ascent: 578 metres (1896 ft.)
High Point: top of Hole Rake - 410 metres (1345 ft.)
Time: 6 hours
Grade: 3
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Sat 24 Aug - Gaping Gill

A chance to experience one of Britain's greatest natural wonders, Gaping Gill is a pothole that is the entrance to the largest underground chamber of its kind in England, with the tallest unbroken waterfall. Craven Pothole Club set up a winch every August to allow members of the public to safely descend the 322 ft on a chair into this cave.
As this is a very popular event, it is better to get there as early as possible to get a ticket, hence the early start time of 9 am.

There is a 1½ hour walk (2.5 miles, 250 m ascent) from Clapham to Gaping Gill, where we will buy our tickets (£15 per person). The waiting time is likely to be about 3 hours, and so this should give us plenty of time to walk up nearby Ingleborough (another 1.5 miles and 320 m ascent).

Please note you are likely to get wet during the descent, so please bring waterproof clothing! Safety helmets are provided, but you may bring your own torch if you wish.

Start: 9.00 am on Church Avenue, Clapham (parking on roadside) , Grid ref: SD746692 (postcode LA2 8EA).
Directions: Clapham village is about 11 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale on the A65. Take the B6480 into the village, then turn left immediately after crossing the bridge.
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Tue 20 Aug - Evening Walk - Brownthwaite Fell From Kirkby Lonsdale

Brownthwaite Fell From Kirkby Lonsdale. Tuesday 20th August 2013.

A Nice mid week challenge with amazing views of the Lune Valley.
Starting from The famous Devils Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale,Its a free parking area, the first entrance after by passing the town on your left hand side (if your coming from the Kendal direction), by the public toilets. OL2 Yorkshire Dale,Southern&Western areas (615-783) nearest post code is LA6 2DE.

Start time; 6.30pm
Distance; aprox 8Km or 5 miles.
Time: 2.5 hours
Highest point; Brownthwaite 421 metres.
Leader; Peter 07884408269 If you would like any more infomation please contact me.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Sat 17 Aug - Cross Bay Walk - Cancelled

Cedric Robinson has cancelled the cross bay walk due to unsafe conditions.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Sun 11 Aug - Maize Maze

Do you like puzzles? Why not combine it with a walk by doing the ultimate in 3-dimensional problem solving at the Lakeland Maize Maze!
This should be a fun day out, and depending on how good you are at mazes, will take about 2 hours to go round. There are indoor and outdoor picnic areas if you are bringing food with you. There is also the Farm park with all sorts of animals including alpacas, goats and horses.

Tickets cost £6.95 for adults (or £5.95 for children aged 2-15).

Starting time: 11.00 am at Lakeland Maze Farm Park, Raines Hall Farm, Sedgwick, LA8 0JH
Directions: From A591/A590 Roundabout
Turn towards Sedgwick, then stay on road through village until you go under the canal bridge, then take second right at Carex Farm and stay on this road until you go under a railway bridge, and farm entrance is on the right.

Tel: Phil (07958 698905), please let me know if you are coming.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Sun 4 Aug - Green Gable, Ennerdale & Haystacks

The walk starts from the top of Honister Pass and there is a steep ascent to reach the summits of Grey Knotts, Brandreth and Green Gable before it drops into Ennerdale and past Black Sail Youth Hostel. It ascends Scarth Gap Pass and summits Hay Stacks, Wainwright's favourite fell, before returning via the remains of slate mines to Honister.

Meet: 10am @ the entrance to Honister Slate Mine. NGR: NY 225 135.

Time: 5.5 - 6 hours

Length: 7.5 miles

Total Ascent: 920 metres!

Terrain: rough fell paths with some steep ascent and descent

Grade: probably 4

Leader: Babs & Jeremy. Please let Babs know if you're coming, tel: 07843 567097

If you would like to have a longer stay in this amazing area, B & J are staying in Honister Hause Youth Hostel, which is spectacularly located at the top of Honister Pass on Saturday night 3rd August. It is a basic 28 bed hostel and when we booked (23rd July) there were plenty of spaces available in twin rooms & dorms. It is about £20-25 depending on numbers and room-type. Also, if you would like an exciting climb up Fleetwith Pike there were spaces availble on the Honister Slate Mine Extreme Via Feratta at 3pm on Saturday 3rd August (£39.50 per person). Contact Babs (07843 567097) or book directly with the Youth Hostel Association and/or Honister Slate Mine.