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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Sun 31 May - High Street

From Mardale Head, we will head up to Gatescarth pass, then up to Harter Fell. After descending to Nan Bield pass, we will head up to High Street, via Mardale Ill Bell. Return will be via Kidsty Pike with a few possible short diversions to visit other Wainwrights in the area.

Meet at 10.00, Mardale Head NY468107

Distance: 9 miles
Ascent: 3000 ft
Grade: Strenuous
Leader: Tom (07884493081) Email:

Sunday, 24 May 2015

24 May - Arnside Knott

Start Point: The Albion Pub (LA5 OHA) If you go past the Albion there is roadside parking at the end of the promenade (SD454786). Parking opposite the shops and cafes is not suitable as there is a time limit of 1 hour.
Start time: 10.30

Description: We start the walk with a stretch on a footpath directly alongside the beach with Grubbins Wood on the left until New Bairns. Turning left at  New Barns we walk inland with Frith Wood to our right.  After walking through a caravan park, we reach the coast again, taking a coastal path up to Far Arnisde.  We head up to Hollins Farm, through Heathwaite, up to Arnside Knott and  back to Arnside via Red Hills. 

Grade: Leisurely

Distance: 5 miles./ 9.14 km
Height gain: 257 meters
Time: 3-4.hours
Highest Point: 156 metres
Leader: Suzanne Tel: 07887 942038 (weekends and evenings) or email
Please let me know if you would like to car share.
If you would like to go on the walk please contact Suzanne before 9.00 on Sunday morning. If nobody has contacted the leader the walk will be cancelled.

This walk will be cancelled if it is very wet and windy as the coast paths could be unsafe.

Friday, 15 May 2015

15-17 May - Wales Weekend

There are still spaces available for the Snowdonia weekend organised by Alastair. 

The Karabiner mountain hut has been booked which has 23 beds and we will have sole occupancy. There are currently 8 booked. See weblink below:

The cost is £9 per person per night.

The plan for the weekend is for two good mountain days, likely with some scrambling involved, if the weather allows. Anyone who does not fancy a big day out is of course welcome but would need to be happy to make their own arrangements for walking in the day.

If you are interested please could you contact Alaistair 07584300306

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Sun 10 May - Loughrigg, Silver How and Bluebells

A hike across two of Lakeland's smaller fells, overlooking the picturesque Grasmere, including a stroll through the bluebell woods of White Moss Common.

Starting from Pelter Bridge, the walk follows the track alongside the River Rothay to Brow Head farm before climbing the lesser travelled south-eastern approach to Loughrigg fell. A gradual ascent eventually brings us to the summit, which although at only 335 m, provides some of the best views in the area. Descending to High Close leads us to the start of the climb to Silver How, whose summit rises to 395 m. The walk continues down Allan Bank to Grasmere village before reaching White Moss woods, which are usually carpeted with bluebells in Spring. Crossing the road to Penny Rock woods and the shores of Grasmere is followed by a visit to Rydal caves and eventually back to our starting point.

Pelter Bridge charges £4.50 for 8 hours parking, but there may be spaces to park for free outside St Marys church/Rydal Mount which is 5 minutes walk away.

Distance: 8 miles
Total ascent: 600m
Time: 5 hrs
Grade: Moderate
Start: 10 am at Pelter bridge car park, Under Loughrigg, Ambleside, nearest postcode LA22 9LW (Grid ref. NY365059)

Leader: Phil (07958 698905)

Friday, 8 May 2015

Friday 8 May : Planning Meeting for June onwards

The next planning meeting will be at the Hare and Hound in Levens at 18.30 followed by a meal if you would like to stay for this. We will be planning walks and socials from June onwards. If you have not led a walk before but would like to give it a try please feel free to come along. We can give you advice and guidance. To lead a walk you must be a member of the Ramblers Association. Walk leading may seem daunting a first but it is great fun. It would be great to have a few more leaders as it will give us the chance to offer a more varied programme.

Please could you let Suzanne know in advance if you plan to go along so we have an idea of number. Email:

You can find directions to the Hare and Hound on their website:

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Sun 3 May - Scout Scar and Brigsteer

Start Point: Start at the Parish Church of St John, Helsington at 10.30 hours. The post code is LA8 8AS. The Grid Reference is SD4887688932. There is free parking opposite the church or on Brigsteer Road.

Description: Starting from the 18th century hillside church of St John, Helsington, we will walk East onto Scout Scar, which is a limestone ridge between the Lyth & Kent valleys, with lovely views on a clear day. We will then head down to Brigsteer Woods, which are carpeted with bluebells at this time of year, looping round past medieval Sizergh castle, before heading back to Helsington.

Grade: Moderate (the walking is easy with good paths & I have only graded it Moderate due to the distance)
Distance: 8.5 miles/13km
Time: 4.5 hours
Highest Point: 235 metres
Leader: Clair Tel: 07715 932702 (weekends and evenings) or email: