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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Sun 30 Mar - Barbon Low Fell and Barbondale

The steepest climb of the day is out of the way first with a climb up onto Barbon low fell. From there we walk to Brownthwaite with a view of Casterton stone circle. We descend onto the fell road and then up to Bullpot farm and caving club joining the bridleway back down the fell into Barbondale. We across Barbon beck and enter Barbon manor woods, through Barbon manor park and back to the car. There is an option from Barbondale to walk an extra mile and half taking in Eskholme pike, an excellent viewing point of the Lune valley (weather permitting).

Distance: 8 miles (plus 1.5 optional extra)
Time: Approx. 4.5 hours
Highest point: 420m
Grade: 2/3
Start: 10:00am @ Barbon Church (OL2–Yorkshire Dales 631 / 825 SD) Free parking on the roadside beside the church.
Leader: Peter 07884408269

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Sun 23 Mar - The Dodds

Meet 09:45 @ the disused quarry just south of Dockray, NY 396 10.

Walk starts @ 10:00

Distance ~10 miles

Time ~5 hours

Grade ~3


Over Round How, Swineside Knott, Brown Hills, Green side, to Sticks Pass – then over Stybarrow Dodd, Watsons Dodd & Great Dodd before turning back over Randerside & Bruts Moss to Dockray.

Max height ~ 850m



07584 300306

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Sat 22 Mar - Social - Ambleside

For the social, it’ll be in Ambleside, not Kendal, for drinks & to see the band “Roomfull of Mirrors” play at The Gilded Lily []. They start at 9pm, I aim to be there from around 8pm.

Contact Alastair B for more details. 07584 300306

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sun 16 Mar - Red Screes / Scandale Pass / Scandale Valley

Start Point: in Ambleside on Under Loughrigg road (beside the River Rothay / opposite the park / by the stone arch footbridge) (G.R. NY - 371044 @ 10.00)
Description: After walking through the park & Ambleside centre we walk up a bit of kirkstone pass to the start of Red Screes. Lunch will be on top of Red Screes. We then head down to Scandale pass and walk back to Ambleside following the Beck past the water falls at high Sweden bridge.
Distance: 9miles (14km)
Total Ascent: 725 metres (2380 ft.)
High Point: Red Screes - 776 metres (2545 ft.)
Time: 5 / 6 hours
Grade: 3
Leader: Matthew on 07878352150

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Photos from Hartsop

Dan's photos from Jeremy's amended walk from last Sunday.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Sun 9 Mar - The high ridges around Hartsop & Hayeswater

Route: Starting from Hartsop, the walk ascends past Hayeswater to The Knott (739m) and then High Street (828m). We walk the length of High Street to Thornthwaite Crag and Stony Cove Pike and descend via Hartsop Dodd back to the car park.
Start: 10:00am Hartsop Car Park (NY 410 130).
Parking: There is limited free parking at Hartsop Car Park (NY 410 130), a small car park at the end of the village. Alternatively, if this is full, there is parking approximately 1 mile away at Cow Bridge, Brothers Water (NY 403 134). It may be worth arriving a bit early in the hope of getting a space.
Total Distance: 8 miles
Time of Walk: up to 6 hours
Total Ascent of Walk: 820 metres
Grade: 4 (steep climbs & descents)
Leader: Jeremy (07899 923019). You must let me know if you’re coming by 8:30am on Sunday 9th March otherwise, if no-one has contacted me, I won’t be there

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Sun 2 Mar - Social

Message from Alice:

Sorry there has been a change of plan with my walk. I saw Emily Robinson tonight and she said that she is doing a singing recital at Crosscrake Church on 2nd March. I was wondering if I could move my walk to another day and have the 2nd March as a social to go and see Emily sing. She is singing for Charity, you don't need to buy tickets it is just donations at the door.
It starts at 3.00pm and is going to be at St Thomas Church Crosscrake (LA8 0AB)
We were then going to go to the pub afterwards.