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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Sun 25 Oct - Blencathra from Mungrisdale via Sharp Edge

Start: Meet 9.45am for 10am start @ Mungrisdale village - parking by the phone box (honesty box), NY361303.
Distance: ~18km, 6-7 hours
Grade: Strenuous/technical.

From Mungrisdale village we will take the road out south until we can ascend onto Souther Fell which should offer great views if fortunate enough to have a clear day. We then go along the ridge and descend to the river, where we will cross the footbridge and follow the river downstream until we can pick up the East Ridge of Bannerdale Crags which we will scramble up (easy scrambling). Once on top we head west before dropping down towards Brunt Knott and pick up the start of the scramble (Grade 1, some exposure) on Sharp Edge to gain Blencathra. Then we will head to Mungrisdale Common and on to Bowscale Fell before heading for the Tongue and descending back into Mungrisdale Village and the Mill Inn for refreshments!

If the weather is bad, or I am unhappy - for any reason - leading the group on the two scrambling sections they will be missed out, and I may well change the route on the day if conditions dictate.

Sharp Edge in particular has quite a notorious step which can be tricky, especially in the wet. There are plenty of videos and pictures on YouTube etc. if you want to have a look and see if you think you would like it.

If you are planning on joining me on this walk please let me know in advance. My number is 07584300306.

And please remember that the clocks change – 1 hr back – next Sunday morning too!



Saturday, 17 October 2015

Sat 17 Oct - Windermere Lake Cruise and walk

Meet at 10am at the Windermere Lake Cruises base in Bowness to catch the 10.30 boat to Ambleside and Wray Castle followed by an easy 4 mile walk along the lake shore to Ferry House and boat back to Bowness. Cost £10 adults although discounts are sometimes available to local residents with proof of address and holders of a My Cumbria discount card. Please text Sarah 07818 366665 by 8pm on Friday 16th October if you plan to attend.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Sun 11 Oct - Middle Fell

Start Point:Start point and parking are at the grass verge next to the Greendale Holiday Cottages on the minor road to Wasdale, grid reference NY 145 056 at 10.30 am

Description:This walk follows mountain paths for most of it, but there is some moorland walking involved. After rain it can be muddy in places; the path around Greendale Tarn is rocky and slippery in wet weather.

Route: From Greendale follow the path north to Greendale Tarn. At the tarn, we will take the east route around it and ascend to the col between Seatallan and Middle Fell. From here, it is a short walk to the summit and spectacular views over the lofty Wasdale Fells. The descent is direct and offers great views over The Screes and, in fine weather, to the sea and the Isle of Man.

Distance: 5.5 km (3.5 miles)

Highest Point: Middle Fell summit (582 m) (approx. 500 m height gain)

Grade: Moderate

Time:                     Approx. 4 hours

If the conditions are bad I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk. If insufficient interest is shown in the walk it may be cancelled.

Leader: Wayne
Please let Wayne know in advance by 6.00pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk (text 07753 121168)

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Sat 3 Oct - Arnisde Knott and Tower from Silver

Start Point: Wolfhouse Gallery, Silverdale, (LA5 OTX)
Start time: 10.30 am

Description: Starting the walk at the Wolfhouse Gallery, Silverdale, (LA5 OTX ) we will head along the coast towards Arnside through Far Arnside to White Creek where we will head inland past the wooded Arnside Knott and Arnside Tower and back to the cafe for a brew (and cake).  

Grade: Moderate
Distance: 5.75 miles
Time: 3.5 to 4.5 hours
Highest Point: 156 metres
Leader: Laura
If you would like to come please text Laura on 07443562662 by 9pm the day before.