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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Wednesday, 29th June 2016 – Rannderdale Knotts

Nestled between Crummock Water and Buttermere this is a lovely hill for a summer evening.

Meet time: 18.00 hrs
Walk start: 18.15 hrs
Distance: 2.7 miles
Ascent: 930 ft
Car parking: Off-road parking at the base of Rannerdale Knotts (free) (grid reference NY 163 184)
Walk start: At car parking
Grade: Moderate, due to the steep and direct ascent up to the summit

Please text Wayne (07753 121 168) by 9 pm the day before to let him know you are coming.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Sun 26 June - Great Gable from Honister

Please note this is a strenuous walk and is therefore not suitable for those with little hill walking experience.

Walk: Great Gable from Honister
Date: 26th April 2016, Sunday
Start point: CafĂ© car park - Grid Reference NY 225135. This is a car park looking down the Honister pass. Do not confuse this with Youth Hostel Car Park. Car park charge £5 per day. There is no mobile network at car park.
Meet time: 8:30 AM
Start time: 8:45 AM
Distance: 6 miles approximately
Grade: Strenuous.
The walk description below is copied from the walking taxi driver website and we will be following the exact path described on the website.

From the car park take the path behind the slate mine sign posted Grey Knotts. We climb and scramble steeply uphill following the fence line on the right. We pass a stile and at the second stile we cross over and keep following the fence now on our left. At the end of the fence we turn left, we are now on the top of Grey Knotts. We head forwards on the level past some small tarns with the fence line still on our left. We go through a gate and head towards a metal post. We walk across the stony top of Brandreth to the last cairn and keep heading forwards downhill then uphill to the summit of Green Gable. We now make our way very steeply downhill taking care on the scree to the cross roads of paths at the bottom, this is Windy Gap. We now head forwards steeply uphill scrambling over the rocks to the top. We keep following the path which bears left on the level to the summit of Great Gable. We then retrace our steps back to Windy Gap and turn left steeply downhill again taking care on the scree towards the valley. At the cross roads of paths we turn right slightly uphill towards the hill. The path bears right and after crossing over a stream the path bears left onto Moses Trod. We keep heading forwards and when the path splits we turn right to go over a stile in the fence. We head forwards to a track and a cairn. We turn left and follow the track, which bears right then head forward following the cairns to a wall and the old tramway. We turn right and follow the old tramway downhill back to the car park.

Contact: Ron on 24th June by 1:00 pm if you are coming. Mobile: 07707603848


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 – Binsey

A little hill with surprisingly good views.

Meet time: 18.00 hrs
Walk start: 18.15 hrs
Distance: 2 miles
Ascent: 700 ft
Car parking: Off-road parking on the verge (marked Quarry (dis) on OS Explorer OL4) (grid reference NY 236 351
Walk start: At car parking
Grade: Easy end of moderate

Please text Wayne (07753 121 168) by 9 pm the day before to let him know you are coming.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Sun 19 June - Dent to Ribblehead

Car Parking: You can park in the station car park at Ribblehead (free) or on the roadside around Ribblehead and the Station Inn.

Start / Finish: Ribblehead station (grid ref SD 766 789, postcode LA6 3AS)

Meet time: 10:15

Start time / time of train:
10:28 from the opposite platform, cross the railway carefully using the foot crossing.
Please arrive in time to catch the train. Tickets will be bought on the train, there are no facilities at the station, single = £3.50

Description: This is a linear walk that takes in some of the best scenery on offer on the Settle - Carlisle railway line. There are two main climbs, one at the start of the walk and one half way along to get us over the top of Blea Moor Tunnel. The terrain is a mixture of public bridleways, footpaths, moorland and minor roads.

Route: We meet at Ribblehead station and board the 10:28 train to Appleby. The 9-minute journey takes us over Ribblehead Viaduct and through Blea Moor Tunnel, emerging into Dentdale and over two spectacular viaducts before we arrive at Dent Station. The station is the highest railway station in England at 1150 feet above sea level, and is situated in ideal walking country some 4 scenic miles from the village it purports to serve!

After alighting from the train we will walk up the 'Coal Road' and branch off right along the bridleway that takes us around Great Knoutberry Hill. From here we are high above the railway with spectacular views down Dentdale valley and over towards Whernside. We reach the bridleway that takes us down to the valley floor, passing underneath Arten Gill Viaduct in its wonderful setting above the valley.

We then continue along the road for a short distance, branching right onto the hillside, opposite Dent Head Viaduct and towards Blea Moor Tunnel. We climb the hillside past the tunnel mouth and continue over the top to Blea Moor, passing the ventilation shafts and descending to re-join the railway as it emerges from the tunnel. The walk continues past the unique aqueduct then to Blea Moor signal box, down to the viaduct, and back along Batty Moss before we reach the Station Inn where there should be opportunity for a rest and a welcome drink!

High Point:
520 m (Great Knoutberry Hill)
Ascents: 170 m from Dent Station to Great Knoutberry Hill and 220 m from Dentdale over Blea Moor

Distance: 9.2 miles
Time: approx 4½ hours
Grade: Moderate
Leader: Mark 07967 193749 Please text by the night before to say you are coming

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Wednesday, 15th June 2016 – Buttermere Lakeshore

Just a lovely walk around a lovely lake – no further description needed!

Meet time: 18.00 hrs
Walk start: 18.15 hrs
Distance: 4.4 miles
Ascent: Hardly any
Car parking: There are numerous parking options in and around Buttermere village (including LDNPA and National Trust which are both Pay and Display) as well as roadside verge parking. The toilets in Buttermere now require 20 p to get in!
Walk start: Outside the Fish Inn, Buttermere (grid reference NY 175 169)
Grade: Leisurely

Please text Wayne (07753 121 168) by 9 pm the day before to let him know you are coming.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Sun 12 June - Leader needed

Unfortunately the Dow Crag walk has been cancelled. If anybody would like to lead a walk on this date please could you email

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Wednesday, 8th June 2016 – Nether Wasdale to Wast Water

A little walk with big views – Great Gable, the Scafells and the Screes – and probably a flock of Herdwick sheep as well!

Meet time: 18.00 hrs
Walk start: 18.15 hrs
Distance: 4.4 miles
Ascent: Hardly any
Car parking: Off-road parking at Cinnerdale Bridge (about 400 m east of Nether Wasdale) (grid reference NY 129 039)
Walk start: Cinnerdale Bridge (grid reference NY 129 039)
Grade: Leisurely

Please text Wayne (07753 121 168) by 9 pm the day before to let him know you are coming.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Sun 5 June - Mosedale from Haweswater

Car Parking: Mardale Head, Hawswater

Start / Finish: (grid reference NY469 108 ).

Meet Time: 8.45am
Start Time: 9.00am

Description: This should be a quiet route on a ½ term weekend, it however can be boggy in places so may have to have a re-think if rained a lot before hand!

Route: Circular route, taking in the Gatescarth pass, Mosedale Cottage, Swindale head and coming back to Hawswater over the Old Corpse Road.

High Point: 580m, but very undulating so actual ascent considerably more
Distance: Approx. 8 miles (13 km)
Time: Approx. 6 hours

Grade: Strenuous

Leader: Emma

Please let Emma know in advance by 6.00 pm on Friday if you are coming on this walk (text 07773 202845).

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.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Wednesday, 1st June 2016 – Holme Wood, Loweswater

A short stroll with magnificent views of Grasmoor, and a splash along Loweswater lakeshore.

Meet time: 18.00 hrs
Walk start: 18.15 hrs
Distance: 3.7 miles
Ascent: 600 ft
Car parking: Roadside parking at the top of Fangs Brow, Loweswater (grid reference NY 105 226).
Walk start: At car parking
Grade: Leisurely

Please text Wayne (07753 121 168) by 9 pm the day before to let him know you are coming.

Wednesday Evening Walks – June 2016

To make the most of the light summer evenings, and hopefully nice weather, every Wednesday during June I will be running a post-work walk. These will be around the west to the north of the county and everyone is welcome – in fact, why not bring your partner, a friend or a work colleague along as well? The more the merrier!

Typically around 3 to 4 miles, the routes have been selected to take in great views in scenic areas. During the walks, we’ll find a nice spot for a short break and have a sandwich and a mug of coffee (or whatever your poison is).

All routes are graded at the easier end of the walking spectrum, typically in the "leisurely" category, although there are “moderate” sections in a couple of them.

The meet time is 6.00 pm for all walks; this is so we can be walking by 6.15 pm. I aim for us to be back at the cars before 9.00 pm, long before the night starts to descend. However, please bring a head-torch in case we are delayed for any reason, as well as your normal walking gear.

Full details of the walks will be posted on the Summitt Good blogspot web page. Please text me to let me know you are attending by 9 pm the night before (so I know who to expect and nobody gets left behind).

I look forward to seeing you there,
Mobile: 07753 121 168

Wednesday, 1st June
Holme Wood, Loweswater
Wednesday, 8th June
Nether Wasdale to Wast Water
Wednesday, 15th June
Buttermere Lakeshore
Wednesday, 22nd June
Wednesday, 29th June
Rannerdale Knotts