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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Sun 30 Aug - Coniston Range

Start Point: Walna Scar Car Park, Coniston (GR: SD 289 970) @ 10.00)
Description: Walna Scar c.p. / main 'Old Man' track / Crowberry Haws / Boulder Valley / Levers Water / Swirl Hawse / Prison Band / Swirl How / Goat's Hawse / Goat's Water / Walna Scar Road
Distance: 7mi (11.3km) (+0.75mi [1.2km] to C.O.M. Summit & back)
Total Ascent: 581m (1906ft.)
High Point: Swirl How - 800 metres (2625ft.)
Time: 5 - 5.5 hours
Grade: Strenuous (was 3 / 4)
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832 840 or 07919 831 237)

 YOU MUST LET DAN KNOW (BY PHONE OR TEXT) YOU ARE COMING BY SAT. EVENING (29/8). IF NOBODY HAS CONTACTED DAN BY THEN, THE WALK WILL BE CANCELLED!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Sat 22 Aug - South Lakes area

Meet at the Sun pub, Crook, at 11.30am. SD 463 950. 2-3 hours, 5 miles, grade leisurely/easy.

This walk passes through lowland meadows, woodlands and includes some short stretches on lanes. We will pass the old St Catherine's church tower that was once part of the manor chapel for Crook Hall. The chapel was built in the 17th century and was in use until the late 1800s when structural problems were discovered and the rest of the building was demolished. Refreshments afterwards will be at the 2 Sisters Cafe, Plumgarths which was the Westmorland Gazette cafe of the year in 2014 and serves light meals and a fantastic range of delicious homemade cakes! Please text Sarah 07818 366665 if you plan to attend.

I haven't had a chance to check out this walk as yet so I'm not sure about the parking situation. Please car share if possible. I'll be coming from Kendal and happy to liaise with others coming from the same area. Again, please comment below to sort this!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Sun 16 Aug - Scafell (as opposed to Scafell Pike) from Wasdale

Scafell is a mountain that we rarely ascend. This walk offers the opportunity to tackle this interesting mountain. I have chosen an easier route to avoid any major scrambling. Ascent via the grassy slopes on the west side of the mountain and descent via Foxes Tarn, and down from the Mickledore Ridge. Back to Wasdale Head. If weather permits and we are feeling energetic, there is the possibility of ascending Scafell Pike also which would add about an hour to the walk.

Start time: 10.05 am
Parking: at Wasdale Head Green (free) NY 187085
Distance: 6.25 miles - 7 miles (depending on whether we ascend Scafell Pike also)
Time: 4.5 - 6 hours (depending on whether we ascend Scafell Pike also)
Ascent: 1050m - 1200m (depending on whether we ascend Scafell Pike also)
Grade: Strenuous

IF THE CONDITIONS ARE BAD I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THE ROUTE OR CANCEL THE WALK, IF INSUFFICIENT INTEREST IS SHOWN IN A WALK IT MAY BE
CANCELLED.

Leader: Malcolm Tel: 07918652802 Email: oakwood@tesco.net

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Sun 9 Aug - High Raise

Sun 9 August - High Raise

Unfortunately I have had no takers for the walk tomorrow, and so I regretfully will have to cancel. The weather forecast has probably put people off.


A long walk across the quiet Martindale fells, with fine views over Haweswater, and a chance to retrace the steps of the ancient Roman road.

A steady climb on grassy paths to Pinnacle Howe, Four Stones Hill, and Low Kop, before reaching the Roman road to Red crag and High Raise. Descent via Low Raise, The Forces waterfalls and back along the lakeside edge.

Distance: 11.5 miles
Highest point: 802 m
Time: 6.5 hours
Grade: 3 Strenuous
Start: 10.00 am at Burnbanks car park, Grid ref: NY508161.
Directions: From the A6 in Shap, follow signs to Bampton until you cross the small stone bridge at Bampton Grange, then turn left (signposted Haweswater). Follow signs to Haweswater, until you reach a signpost for Burnbanks, where you turn right and follow the road until you reach the car park opposite the phone box.
Leader: Phil (07958 698905)