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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Sun 30 Nov - Grasmoor

Start : Free Car Park, Lanthwaite Green, NY 158 208
Start Time : 10am
Description : This is an interesting and varied route with superb views on a clear day. I have chosen a sheltered route of ascent to allow for poor weather conditions and shorter days.
Route: Lanthwaite - Gasgale Gill - Grasmoor - Lad Hows - Lanthwaite
Distance : Roughly 6 Miles
Total ascent : 855 metres
Grade : Strenuous - I have given it this grading as it is a mountain walk
Time : 5 Hours
Leader: Malcolm Tel: 07918652802 Email:

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sun 23 Nov - Lingmoor Fell

Start Point: Walthwaite Bottom(?) free car park (NE of Elterwater) (grid ref - NY 329 050) @ 10.00
Description: Elterwater / Lingmoor Fell / Blea Tarn / Blea Moss / Little Langdale / Slater Bridge / Howe Bank / Elterwater
A mid-height walk (max. height gain - only 340m) following the ridge between Great Langdale and Little Langdale, along to the very picturesque Blea Tarn & (if the weathers O.K.!) perfectly reflected views of the Langdale Pikes.
Then it's down into Little Langdale for the quieter (away from Great Langdale!) wander back. We might try the Three Shires Inn again (but beware of the soup!!)
Distance: 9 miles (14.5 km)
Total Ascent: 455m (1500 ft.)
Time: 4 - 5 hours
Grade: 3
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

You MUST let Dan know that you are coming by the proceeding evening (Sat.), at the latest.
If no-one has contacted Dan on the Saturday evening the walk will be cancelled.

Sun 23 Nov - Social - The Brewery and Kendal Mountain Festival

A screening of The Best of Kendal 2014, featuring the winning films
from the Kendal Mountain Festival. We are meeting at The Brewery
before the film for drinks and food - please feel free to come along
and join us, even if you are not going to see the film.

If you would like to partake in the film extravaganza, please book
your tickets via The Brewery box office (Tel: 01539 725133 or visit
the website at

Meet at The Brewery Vats bar 6.30pm
Film showing at The Brewery 7.30pm
Contact: Phil (Tel: 07958 698905)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sun 16 Nov - Newlands Horseshoe

Difficulty: 4 - A long walk, with a lot of ascent
Distance: 18km / 12 miles approx.
Ascent: 1190m / 3900ft approx.
Time: 7 hours approx.
Meet: 0830-0845, Chapel Bridge in Little Town, NY232194
Start: 0900, (an earlier than normal start due to length/daylight hours)


A classic Lakeland round, taking in Robinson, Hindscarth, Dale Head, High Spy, Maiden Moor & Cat Bells, with great views on a clear day.

We may well finish in dusk as sunset is only just after 4pm & so will therefore be starting promptly at 0900.

Please bring a head torch as well as a packed lunch, waterproofs and warm clothes.

Contact Al on 07584300306 to let him know you are coming or if you have any questions.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Sun 9 Nov - Leader needed

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

Friday, 7 November 2014

Fri 7 Nov - Walks planning meeting and AGM

Walk Planning, AGM and Social (meal) at the Strickland Arms:
At the meeting we will plan the walk programme from January 2015. We will also have a short annual general meeting. You are welcome to come along just for the meeting, just for the social or both. We will be having a meal after the meeting.

The meeting will start at 6.30 and the meal from 7.30 on Friday 7th November.

The location and menu of the Strickland Arms, near to Kendal is on the below website:

Please could you let Suzanne know if you plan to attend. Tel 07887 942038 or email

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Wed 5 Nov - Fireworks in Kendal

Sorry for late notice, but can you let the group know that a few of us are convening outside the Castle Inn for the fireworks in Kendal on the Castle Mound at 7:30pm please? We’ll be leaving the pub at 7:15pm prompt if anyone else would like to come along. (NB Head torch recommended for the way back down. Childish enthusiasm for fireworks also helpful ;) )

I’ve not organised a meal (as has occurred in previous years) after as I’ll be heading home after but if anyone else wants to co-ordinate something, they’d be welcome to.

Helen T (07710 679849)

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Photos from Malham/Gordale

Alastair's photos from his walk (in June):

Photos from Coniston Old Man

A couple of photos from Dan (from June). Apologies for the delay in posting:

Photos from Lingmoor

Some old photos (from May) of Dan's from Lingmoor Fell.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Sun 2 Nov - High Street and Kidsty Pike

A high level walk starting from the peaceful valley of Mardale, up the gently rising slope of Riggindale crag. We pass by the cliffs that have been home to the Lakeland golden eagle, and up higher to reach the historic Roman road on High Street (summit at 828m). The top is fairly flat but steadily descends to the recognisable peak of Kidsty Pike. The path then leads down to the shores of Haweswater and back to the car park.

The route is weather dependent and an alternative route will be followed in the event of poor conditions. Please contact the walk leader if you are thinking of coming.

Distance: 7 miles
Time: 4.5 hrs
Total ascent: 700m
Grade: 3
Start: 10.00 am at RSPB car park, Haweswater. Grid ref NY469107
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)