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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Sun 21 Dec - Cartmel/Cark

Start Point: parking in / by Cartmel Racecourse (G.R. SD 377 787) @ 11.00
Description: racecourse / Lane Park / Low Bank Side / Cark (Rose & Crown?) / Holker / Cistercian Way / Burns Farm / Hill / Walton Hall / racecourse / Cartmel (Cavendish Arms / Kings Arms / Pig & Whistle / Royal Oak Inn? [for 'festive celebrations'?])
Distance: 6 miles (9.7 km)
Total Ascent: 215 metres (705 ft.)
High Point: on The Cistercian Way between Bigland Scar & Mount Barnard -100 metres (328 ft.)
Time: 3.5 hours
Grade: 1
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832 840 [eves.] or 07919 831 237)

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.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Fri 19 Dec - Christmas social

As the Christmas social was cancelled, I would like to offer an alternative of a mulled wine and mince pie evening at my house in Kendal on Friday 19th Dec, approx 7-10pm. I know it may be a bit late notice for many people but if anyone who intends to come could contact me directly for my address, and to help me confirm numbers, that would be great. I am away this weekend but will respond to any messages when back Sunday/Monday. NB - there is no parking at my place but I am in the centre of Kendal so there are numerous options nearby!



Sunday, 14 December 2014

Sun 14 Dec - Dollywagon Pike and Helvellyn from Dunmail Raise

Start : Roadside parking at the top of Dunmail Raise
Start Time : 10am Grid Reference : NY 330 110
Description : This is an easier route up Dollywagon Pike and Helvellyn with the promise of great views on a clear day. (Starting at the summit of Dumail Raise reduces the ascent by about 230m.)
Route: Dunmail Raise - Grisedale Tarn - Dollywagon Pike - Nethermost Pike - Helvellyn - Birkside - Comb Crags - Wythburn - Dunmail Raise
Distance : Roughly 6.5 Miles
Highest Point : 949 metres
Grade : Strenuous - I have given it this grading as it is a mountain walk
Time : 5 to 5.5 Hours
Leader: Malcolm Tel: 07918652802 Email:

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas meal 13 December

Unfortunately Romneys are now only able to offer us a table at  17.00. If you are still happy to eat at 17.00 please could you email or offer other suggestions.
Other suggestions are having drinks in Kendal, waiting until January, finding another restaurant/pub
If anybody would like to volunteer to organise this please could you let me know. Thanks

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Sun 7 Dec - Beacon Fell

Start Point: Brown Howe Cark Park on the A5084 (SD 290 910) at 11.00. This is a pay and display car park. 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

Grade: 1-2

Leader: Suzanne on 07887 942038 – evenings and weekends only

Or email

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.

Photos from Grasmoor

Susy's photos from Grasmoor: