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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sun 24 Nov - Leader Needed

Please contact Tom if you are able to lead a walk on this date.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Fri 22 Nov - Pudding and Planning meeting

Just bring along a pudding & any ideas for walks & socials for the coming year.

We're short of walk leaders at the moment so if you can't make the meeting please email Babs or Suzanne with any dates & walks you can do at

This will also be the group's AGM.

At this AGM we will be looking to appoint a new chairman and treasurer.
Please could everybody think about whether they would like to take on this role.

If anybody cannot make the meeting but would like to lead a walk or become chairman/treasurer
please could you contact Suzanne Gates:

7pm at Babs & Jeremy's house in Levens. Call or text for directions. Jeremy 07899923019 or Babs 07843567097.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Photos from Coniston

Dan's photos from absolutely ages ago. Apologies for the delay in posting:

Photos from Claife Heights

Dan's photos from last week's walk:

Sun 17 Nov - Bannerdale Horseshoe

A walk along the broad ridges neighbouring the eastern side of Blencathra, over Bowscale Fell and Bannerdale crags. Then descending White Horse Bent to cross over the River Glenderamackin, followed by a final climb to Souther Fell and return to the start.

Distance: 7 miles
Ascent: 600 m
Time: 4.5 hours
Grade: 3 (Strenuous, moderate pace)
Start: 10.30 am at Mungrisedale village hall, Grid ref: NY364302 (postcode CA11 0XR).
Directions: From the A66, turn off where it is signposted Mungrisedale, follow the road until you reach the village, parking available opposite the village hall.
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Friday, 15 November 2013

Social - Kendal Mountain Festival

Date: Friday 15th November
Time: 20.30 (doors open 20.00)
Price: £12.50 each
Synopsis: The Last Great Climb tells the incredible story of Leo Houlding, Sean Leary, Jason Pickles and filmmaker Alastair Lee attempting an unclimbed route on the granite tower of Ulvetanna in Queen Maud Land, eastern Antarctica. Alone in the icy wilderness, conditions were good until the summit was in reach when, totally committed, the weather window closed and temperatures plummeted...

Suggest meeting in town, at the Brewery at 7pm, or direct at the Leisure Centre just before 8pm & will let everyone make their own eating arrangements as I think we’d only be late to the film if we tried a group meal first.

If there is enough interest, I will see if I can negotiate a group discount - though as I aim to book my tickets next week I would need a quick response. It looks like it is already pretty popular hence my interest in booking early & quickly (before my hols).

Please let me know by Wednesday September 11th if you want me to try & get tickets as part of a group booking (I am booking mine on the 11th or 12th).

Please also indicate if you are happy for me to buy tickets even if there is no discount, so the seats are together.

If I do end up buying tickets, I will ask for any money due to be paid by end September please!

07584 300306

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Sun 10 Nov - Claife Heights and Sawrey

Start Point: meet at Ash Landing car park on the western shore of Windermere near the car ferry point for Bowness
Description: We will walk from the lake shore, skirting the village of Far Sawrey & on to Hill Top in Near Sawrey. From here we will head up a bridle way to Moss Eccles Tarn & further on to Wise Een Tarn. The walk then continues through conifer woodland with a short detour up to Claife Heights for great views of Windermere & Belle Isle. We will then return south to the ferry point through some lovely woodland & more views of the lake.
Distance: 7 miles
High Point: 270 metres (886 ft)
Time: 4 - 4.5 hours
Grade: 2
Start time: 10.00
Leader: Clair (Mobile: 07855 961619)

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Sun 3 Nov - Mallerstang

Description: A walk along the whole length of the beautiful Mallerstang Valley from one end to the other. This is made possible by catching a train from Kirkby Stephen Railway Station to the start of the walk at Garsdale Railway Station. The walk passes the remains of Pendragon and Lammerside Castles and takes in a variety of landscapes: boggy moorland; fell edge; lowland valley pasture and woodland.

Start Point: Kirkby Stephen Railway Station. NY 762 067. We need to catch the 10:21 train from Platform 2 (signposted Trains to Leeds) and the group will meet on this platform. A single ticket is advertised at £3.80. There is plenty of free at parking at, and near to, Kirkby Stephen Railway Station. The train is due to arrive at Garsdale Station at 10:34, from where we will start the walk. You can meet the group at Garsdale Station, if easier.

Start Time: 10:21am train from Kirkby Stephen (10:34am from Garsdale Station).

Distance: 12.5 miles

Total Ascent: about 300 metres

Time: about 6 hours. Note that a reasonably steady walking pace (by no means fast though) will need to be maintained so that we return to the start point by dusk and hopefully in some daylight.

Grade: 3

Leader: Jeremy 07899 923019. You MUST let the leader know you are coming by 8:30am on Sunday morning at the latest. If no-one has contacted the leader by 8:30am Sunday the walk will be cancelled.