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Sunday, 27 March 2016

Sun 27 Mar - Angle Tarn via Boredale Hause, return by Hayeswater

Meet Time: 9.45am
Walk Start Time: 10am
Start Point: Car park at Cow Bridge
Car Parking: Free parking in car park either side of bridge
Description: Heading along the road to the Hartsop turning we pick up the bridleway that will ascend to Boredale Hause, with good views over the valley. Turning south the path curves below Angletarn Pikes before descending to Angle Tarn itself. From the tarn the path continues, following the ridge with Bannerdale to the left and Hayeswater to the right before descending to Hayeswater outflow. Crossing the footbridge we will follow the track down to Hartsop and then back to the car park.

Highest Point: 510m
Grade: Moderate
Time: approx 4.5 hours

Notes: If the conditions are bad I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk.
Contact: Please let Mel know by 6 pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk 07584303975 or

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Sun 20 Mar - Hard Knott fell and Mediobogdum Roman Fort

Car Parking: Car parking is free at the roadside parking area by Jubilee Bridge, Brotherikeld (at the start of Hardknott Pass on the west side). Grid reference NY 214 011. If this area is already full there are other nearby places to park on the roadside towards Boot village.
Start Point: Jubilee Bridge, Brotherikeld. Grid reference NY 214 011.
Meet Time: 09.45 am
Start Time: 10.00 am
Description: This walk is a mixture of mountain paths and moorland walking. It is a circular route.
Route: From Jubilee Bridge we will take the path which goes northwards through Brotherikeld and follow the River Esk into Upper Eskdale. The water of the River Esk is beautifully clear, and after a couple of miles walking we arrive at a group of waterfalls and plunge pools. This is a great area to stop for a few minutes and soak in the atmosphere.

Soon afterwards we arrive at Lincove Bridge, one of the most ancient packhorse bridges in the Lake District, where we branch to the right and as we begin to gain height the fabulous rocky amphitheatre of the east-side of the Scafell Range comes into view.

Our route now doubles back on itself and we continue our ascent past a few little tarns to the top of Hard Knott. The view now includes the Coniston Fells and other planes of interest.

The descent to the road is quick, and we follow it for about half a km before taking the path to the Mediobogdum Roman Fort. Constructed during the reign of Emperor Hadrian, the fort is believed to pre-date Hadrian’s Wall, being at the time one the most remote outposts of the Roman Empire. From here it’s just a short stroll back to the cars.

High Point: Hard Knott summit (552 m) (approx. 480 m height gain)
Distance: Approx. 6 miles (10 km)
Time: Approx. 5½ hours
Grade: Moderate.
Note: This route goes through sheep pasture with some high “ladder-type” steps over drystone walls. For this reason it is not suitable for dogs.
Leader: Wayne

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

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.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Sun 13 Mar - Scout Scar/Cunswick Scar

Walk Details for Sunday 13 March December - Scout Scar from Kendal Town Hall - 7.5 miles, 305m ascent, level of difficulty: moderate

Meet outside Kendal Town Hall at 10.30am. This walk passes through Serpentine Woods, across Kettlewell Crag, Helsfell Nab, crossing the A591 Kendal by-pass by a footbridge onto Cunswick Scar. We then journey south along Cunswick Scar passing an old limekiln and a radio mast and continue south onto Scout Scar where on a clear day fantastic views can be enjoyed across lakeland. Finally, the walk passes through fields and joins the Brigsteer Road and returns to Kendal. Please text Sarah on 07818 366665 by no later than 6pm on 12 Mar, but ideally before that, if you wish to attend.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Sat 5 Mar - Coastal walk – Harrington Harbour to St Bees

Walk : Coastal walk – Harrington Harbour to St Bees.
Date: 5th March 2016, Saturday
Start point: Harrington Harbour Car Park, Grid Reference NX 987252. Return by train (car share option might be available if all are interested in the full walk but we can talk about this before the start of the walk)
Meet time: 8:45 AM
Start time: 9am
Distance – 12 miles approximately
Grade – Moderate for those who is doing full walk and easy for those who is doing part of the walk. Please see the description for further details.
Attractions: Roman ruins near Parton, view of Dumfries and Galloway, historical town of Whitehaven and hopefully a history speech from me if you can understand my English. Light house, two bird watching points and lots of birds nesting on the cliffs, Views of Isle of man, Tomlin view point, you might spot dolphin if you are lucky, St Bees coast (Start point for the coast to coast walk)

A great opportunity for beginners who wants to get into walking. The walk is in two parts. The first part is from Harrington Harbour to Whitehaven (Approximately 5 miles). This is where the walk can end for those who wants to do a short and easy walk. The second part is from Whitehaven to St Bees (approximately 7 miles).
We will start a walk from Harrington harbour. There is a gentle hill up to get on to coast to coast path. In a good weather you can clearly see the Dumfries and Galloway hills.
We will continue on this path to reach Parton. There are some roman ruins on the way. I will explore this a bit more before the walk and hopefully give you some history on the day.
We will arrive in Whitehaven town. If there are people on the way who have never visited Whitehaven then we will spend some time in Whitehaven and I may give you some details on the mining history of the town.
From Whitehaven we will continue on the coastal path. There are some narrow section with big drops so on these narrow sections we need to be cautious.
We will visit a couple of bird watching points on the cliffs. We will visit the light house followed by place called Tomlin (viewing point). You might see dolphins here if you are lucky.
We will then reach St Bees coast. We can have tea/coffee break at the St Bees cafe before heading to St Bees Railway station to take the train back to Harrington.
Bad Weather: The walk from Whitehaven to St Bees is a cliff walk with some narrow section. In the bad windy weather, I will have to shorten this walk from Harrington to Whitehaven only or may need to cancel walk all together. So please look at the group facebook page a day before for any cancellation notice.
Contact: Ron on 4th March by 1:00 pm if you are coming. Mobile: 07707603848