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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Sun 26 Apr - Grasmere and Rydal Circuit

Start Point: Grasmere School. Grid ref NY335 074 at 10.30.  Parking is £5 for 4 hours.  I was unable to find any free parking.  This used to be an honesty box but has now changed to pay and display meter operated by the Lake District National Park Authority.

Description: Starting from Grasmere village we head towards Dove Cottage along the coffin route to Rydal Mount.  From there we cross the A591 and walk around the shores of Rydal and Grasmere back to the village for a well deserved drink.  The garden centre has a nice cafĂ©.

Grade: Leisurely
Distance: 5 miles./ 9.14 km
Height gain: 291 meters
Time: 3.hours
Highest Point: 165 metres
Leader: Suzanne Tel: 07887 942038 (weekends and evenings) or email
Please let me know if you would like to car share.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Sun 19 Apr - Greenodd/Haverthwaite/Bigland "Ridge"

Start Point: Outside Fish & Chip shop – just a few meters onto the A5092 (Coniston Road) from the new roundabout (beside Greenodd Estuary) on the A590 (G.R. SD 314 827) @ 09.00
(there's roadside parking in Greenodd village)
Description: Greenodd / Dismantled Railway (to Haverthwaite) / Bigland Hall & Tarn / Grassgarth / Speel Bank / Rye Croft Wood / Great Allotment / Back Reddings Tarn / Brow Edge / Low Wood (another!) / pass Fish House / Greenodd
Distance: 12.5 miles (20.1 km) or 11.75 miles (18.9 km) or 10 miles (16.1 km) !!
Total Ascent: 310 metres (1017 ft.)
High Point: Bigland Heights - 175 metres (575 ft.)
Time: 7 - 7.5 hours
Grade: Strenuous
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832 840 [eves.] or 07919 831 237)
You MUST let Dan know you are coming by the preceding evening (Saturday), at the latest! If no-one has contacted Dan on Saturday, the walk will be cancelled.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sun 12 Apr - Gillercomb,Green Gable, Great Gable,Scafell Pike, Glaramara

 Start - Seathwaite, Borrowdale, at 10am. NY236122.
Grade - strenuous
Distance ~10 miles but subject to change on the day
Time - 6-7 hours
Initial plan:
Head up Sourmilk Gill to Gillercomb and then on to Green Gable & Great Gable (option of doubling back to 'bag' Base Brown if anyone is interested/keen in that), then dropping down to Sty Head.
Then the options before us are
- pushing on to Scafell Pike;
- dropping straight back down the gill towards Stockley Bridge;
- going on & dropping down Grains Gill;
- heading back down over Glaramara.

The exact route will depend on the weather on the day and on who/how many of us there are, and what we collectively want to do.
If the weather is bad, we may not make the ascent of the gables.
I also want to look at a couple of grade 1 scrambles up Sourmilk Gill and on Seathwaite slabs, but these will be optional.

Leader: Alastair Tel. 07584300306 
Please could you contact the leader by Saturday evening if you plan to go on the walk.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Sun 5 April - Sheffield Pike (Ullswater)

Start : There are various places to park for free along the lakeside but the meeting place will be the car park at Glencoyne Bridge which I think is pay and display, I will endeavour to park elsewhere but the car park is a good point to meet.
Start Time : 10am Grid Reference : NY 387 188
Description : This is an easier route with a variety of scenery and terrain. On a clear day there are good views across the fells and down the lake.
Route: Glencoyne - Seldom seen (row of houses) - Sheffield Pike - Gleridding valley - Glenridding - Glencoyne
Distance : Roughly 5 Miles
Highest Point : 675 metres
Grade : Moderate (the ascent from Glencoyne to Sheffield Pike is the only relatively strenuous part)
Time : 4 to 5 Hours
NOTE: You must let me know by 6pm ON SATURDAY if you would like to come, I will cancel the walk if there are less than 3 people interested.
Leader: Malcolm Tel: 07918652802 Email: