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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Sat 10th December - Option B (Strenuous) - Grisedale Pike

Car Parking: Small car park just outside Braithwaite at the bottom of Whinlatter Pass (B5292), grid reference NY227237. There is normally a bit of space on the side of the road below the car park entrance if needed.

Start/Finish Point: Small car park at the base of Whinlatter Pass, grid reference NY227237.

Meet Time: 9.00am

Start Time: 9.15am

Description: This is a circular route up Grisedale Pike which will hopefully offer us great views of the Derwent Fells, Whinlatter Forest and the Skiddaw massif (weather dependent!)

Route: From the car park we immediately begin the ascent of Grisedale Pike (791m), which is initially arduous before becoming slightly easier going before the final climb to the summit. This is the most strenuous part of the walk so we will go at a steady pace. From the summit we will drop down to Coledale Hause and then further into the Coledale valley. This is a well-worn mountainous path so will be easy going underfoot. We will pass Force Crag Mine before following the road along Coledale Beck along the base of the valley back the car park.

High Point: Grisedale Pike – 791m.

Distance: Approx 4-5 miles

Time: Approx 3.5-4.5 hours

Grade: Strenuous

Leader: Tom M

As this is quite a mountainous route please bring appropriate clothing and footwear, as well a packed lunch. I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk depending on our progress or the weather conditions. Please bring a torch or head torch in case we are delayed in getting back.

Please let Tom know on 07760660113 before 6pm on Friday if you plan on coming on this walk or have any questions.

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