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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sun 30th April - Sheffield Pike

Meeting point - Glencoyne Bridge car park OL5 387188  (NT Car Park so there are charges.  It is possible to park in lay-bys near by and walk back).

Description: A circular walk from Glencoyne Bridge by Ullswater to Sheffield Pike and back via Greenside Mines and Glenridding.

Route: From car park we’ll walk along the shore to pick up the footpath up through the woods to Seldom Seen before ascending up the side of Sheffield Pike up Bleaside Bank on a good stony path.  At the Nick Head we’ll turn left to do a there and back to the highest point at Sheffield Pike (highly likely to be boggy).  There’s no path on the map, but there is one on the ground.  From Sheffield Pike weather permitting there are good views down Ullswater.  Returning back to the path we will descend to the quarries in Greenside.  The path continues down steeply down, zig-zagging through the mine workings and there will be the opportunity to explore the surface remains for anyone interested.  Once at the hostels it’s a gradual descent down Greenside Road to Glenridding.  We may stop here for tea/cake although it’s a fairly short walk so it may not be long since lunch.  We then pick up the shore path/Ullswater Way to head back to the cars.

Grade:  Moderate

Distance: Approx. 6 miles
Highest Point: Sheffield Pike  (675 metres)

Meet Time: 09.45 am
Start Time: 10am
Time: Estimate, approx 4 hours

Start / Finish: Glencoyne Bridge Car Park .

Car Parking:

Leader: Helen

Please let Helen know in advance by 6pm on Saturday night if you are coming on this walk (text 07751 773682)

If the conditions are bad I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sun 23rd April - Wetherlam


Starting from Tilberthwaite we go up the west side of Tilberthrwaite gill, go round and onto the ridge that takes us up onto Wetherlam. After the summit we then descend the Coppermines valley, at the end of which we contour round on old miners tracks above the miners cottages. Going around Wetherlam we drop back down on the east side of Tilberthwaite gill back to the cars.

Parking will be at Tilberthwaite NY306010

Summiting: Weatherlam at 802m

Accent 794m

Length: 7 miles  - 11.5 km

Time: aiming for 5.5 hours at a leisurely 2km per hour.

Leader: Tom/Matt - please text Tom to let him know by Saturday 4:00pm if you plan on coming on this walk. 07760 660113

Meet time: 9:15

Start time: 9:30

Grade moderate (the early start to avoid full carparks and longer evenings gives us plenty time, recommend if you want to move from easy to moderate).

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Sat 22nd April - Claif Heights

Car Parking: Red Nab car park, grid reference SD 386 995. Parking is free but limited

Meet Time: 9:15 for a 9:30 start. The reason for the early start time for this shorter walk is due to the limited parking.

Description: The walk begins along the shore of Windermere before turning up the bridleway by Belle Grange. It is initially a bit steep but soon lessens. We then follow the footpath that will lead us to Claife Heights summit where a trig point awaits us.  The view isn't very clear due to the trees but further along there is a clearing where some clearer views can be seen overlooking the lake and beyond. We then start to descend until we reach the bridleway that will take us back along the lake shoreline path.

Distance: 6 miles

Grade: Easy end of moderate. An initial steep ascent which then levels towards the summit.

Time: 3 hours

Disclaimer: If the conditions are bad the walk leader reserves the right to modify the route or cancel the walk. If insufficient interest is shown in the walk, it may be cancelled. Any one who turns up for the walk with insufficient footwear or clothing may be told not to join the walk due to their own and others safety.

Contact: If you would like to join the walk please contact Katie on 07709318941 before 6pm on Friday.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sun 9th April - Great Gable from Seathwaite

Description: A circular walk from Seathwaite taking in Base Brown, Green Gable and Great Gable.

Route: From Seathwaite we'll ascend alongside the impressive Sour Milk Gill into a broad upland valley. Following the valley we then begin to climb before making a short detour onto Base Brown, taking in the views down the Borrowdale valley. After briefly retracing our steps we'll make our way onto Green Gable before crossing Windy Gap and climbing the last section to reach Great Gable. From here the views are impressive in all directions, with Scafell Pike and Wastwater particularly prominent. We'll descend via Styhead Tarn and Stockley Bridge before arriving back in Seathwaite.

Grade:  Strenuous

Distance: Approx. 6 miles
Highest Point: Great Gable Summit (899 metres)

Meet Time: 09.15 am
Start Time: 9:30
Time: Estimate, approx 4 hours

Start / Finish: Seathwaite.

Car Parking: Free parking at the end of the lane to Seathwaite. Grid reference: NY235122

Leader: Dave

Please let Dave know in advance by 10pm on Friday night if you are coming on this walk (text 07767416090)

If the conditions are bad I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Sat 8th April - Easedale Tarn & Crag

Meet Time: 9:15 at the village green NY 337077
Start Time: 9:30
Car Parking: There are free parking places on the layby on the A591. Otherwise there are pay and display carparks in the village itself

We will head out of the village on Easedale Road picking up the bridleway up to Easedale Tarn itself, passing spectacular waterfalls. We will then cross Sourmilk Gill via stepping stones to pick up the path that will take us along the ridge to Tarn Crag. Once we have reached the summit we will retrace our steps until taking the path that will drop down the south slope od Tarn Crag until we reach the footpath that we will follow to take us back to Grasmere.

Distance: Approx 6 miles
Grade: Moderate
Time: Between four and a half and five hours

The leader reserves the right to modify the route or cancel the walk. If insufficient interest is shown in the walk, it may be cancelled.

Please inform walk leader Katie by text on 07709318941 before 6pm on Friday 7th April. Please do not send emails or posts on Facebook as these may not be picked up. Please can all attendees wear appropriate walking shoes and clothing along with a packed lunch and water for the walk. Anyone without the appropriate gear may not be allowed to participate for health and safety purposes.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Sun 2nd April - Gunnerside Gill & Swinner Gill

Description: A circular walk from Gunnerside in the Yorkshire Dales. From Gunnerside we initially follow the path through a small woodland before a fairly steep ascent up the Gill where we shall see some  remains of the lead mining industry. We shall cross the beck over a small bridge and follow the obvious path which leads to part of the Coast to Coast path surrounded by open heather moorland. From here we head to Swinner Gill and back to Gunnerside.

Grade:  Moderate (some rugged terrain and steep climbs)

Distance: Approx. 9 miles

Meet Time: 09.15 am
Start Time: 9:30 am
Time: Approx. 4- 5 hours

Start / Finish: Gunnerside  - Postcode DL11 6LE

Car Parking: There is parking in the village although limited by the bridge. If these spaces are full further parking is on the road leading out of Gunnerside in the direction of Low Row.

Camping – if you wish to come the night before there is a campsite at Tan Hill, the highest pub in England. Approximately a 15 minute drive to the start of the walk. Camping is £5 and is described as ‘Wild Camping’. There is also rooms or mixed dorms.

Alternatively there is further camping in Reeth or Muker.



Leader: Hannah

Please let Hannah know in advance by 6.00 pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk (text 07815 604527)

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.