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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Thu 26 Dec - Leighton Moss & Silverdale

Start: 11am RSPB Leighton Moss visitor centre car park. Grid Ref SD478750
Car share: 10:30am Bab's house, Levens
Time: 3-4 hours
Grade: Easy

Starts with a walk through the reed beds of Leighton Moss RSPB nature reserve, then through the grounds of Leighton Hall & along the coast to Jenny Brown's Point. Then past some of Silverdale's limestone crags. Then (fingers crossed) we'll finish with a dusk starling murmuration at Leighton Moss.

Leader: Barbara 07843567097

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Sun 22 Dec - Ambleside/Jenkin Crag/Wansfell

Start Point: Roadside parking beside the River Rothay / Rothay Park, Ambleside (G.R. NY 371044 @ 11.00)
Description: The park & Ambleside centre (food re-supply possible) / Skelghyll Wood / Jenkin Crag / High & Low Skelghyll farms / Hundreds Road / Wansfell Pike / Stockghyll Park & Falls / Ambleside

Since this walk is on the day after 'the shortest day of the year' can everyone bring a torch / headtorch / candle / something 'lit'

Distance: 6 miles (9.7 km)
Total Ascent: 467 metres (1532 ft.)
High Point: Wansfell Pike - 482 metres (1581 ft.)
Time: 3.5 - 4 hours
Grade: 2
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237) You MUST let Dan know you are coming by 09:00 on Sunday, at the latest. If no-one has contacted Dan by 09:00 Sunday the walk will be cancelled

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sun 15 Dec - Beacon Tarn

Start Point: Brown Howe Cark Park on the A5084 (SD 290 910) at 11.00. This is a pay and display car park. Alternatively there are some free spaces opposite the entrance.
Description: Wainwright in his book the Outlying Fells of Lakeland describes Beacon Fell as ‘amongst the most delectable of the lesser heights of Lakeland. It is an epitome of all that appeals to fellwalkers’.From the car park, we cross the road and follow a path until we see a signpost for the Cumbria Way. We then follow the Cumbria Way until we reach the far end of Beacon Tarn. Finally we climb the short distance to the peak of Beacon Fell before descending to the cars.

Time: 2 Hours
Distance: 3.5 miles
Total ascent: 243 metres.
Grade: 1-2
Leader: Suzanne on 07887 942038 – evenings and weekends only

Please could you let Suzanne know you are coming by 9.00 on Sunday. If no-one has been in touch the walk will be cancelled.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Sun 8 Dec - Arnside & Silverdale

This walk begins and ends in Arnside; the first half follows the coast with views across Morecambe Bay, along to Silverdale and back over Arnside Knott. The terrain includes estuary shoreline, low cliffs, woodland, fields and lanes. Full details of the walk are in the Winter 2013 edition of Walk magazine (published by The Ramblers Association). Meet at 10.00am at the car part at SD458790 at the northern end of the Promenade. Arnside railway station is also close by.

Please text Sarah (07818 366665) for more information and/or to indicate that you plan to join us.

9 miles/4.5 hours - Moderate

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Sat 7 Dec - Christmas Social

If you would like to attend the Summit Good Christmas Social on 7 December (7pm at Romneys in Kendal) please could you email your menu choices to me by 1 December, at or text me on 07855961619 (see Romneys website or menu below for details)

We are planning to have a 'Secret Santa' so please bring a wrapped present for one of your Summit Good buddies. The pressies will be randomly selected from Santa's sack so no need to worry about anything specific (although walking-related or funny gifts may get the thumbs up from your walking pals). Please don't get too lavish, £5 per gift should do the job!

Romneys Christmas Menu
Festive Menu 2013

For just £15.95 per head


Apple, Celeriac and chestnut soup
Pork terrine with dill and bacon scone
Melon with a Strawberry Vodka Dressing


Turkey Breast and Cumberland Sausage Stuffing Balls served with a Cranberry Gravy
Braised Beef with Mushrooms and Baby Onions with pan jus
Salmon Fillet with Hollandaise Sauce
Roasted Peppers and Butternut Squash Risotto


Christmas Pudding and Brandy Sauce
Sticky Toffee Pudding
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake
Cheese Board

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Sun 1 Dec - Grasmere/Easedale Tarn/High Raise/Helm Crag

Start Point: School Car Park (no charge, just an Honesty Box!) (G.R. - NY 336074) @ 10.00
Description: Grasmere / Easedale Road / Easedale Tarn / Codale Tarn / Belles Knott / Sergeant Man / High Raise / Greenup Edge / Brownrigg Moss / Calf Crag / Gibson Knott / Helm Crag / White Crag / Lancrigg / Easedale Road / back
Distance: 10 miles (16.1 km)
Total Ascent: 780 metres (2560 ft.)
High Point: High Raise - 762 metres (2500 ft.)
Time: 7 hours
Grade: 3 / 4
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)