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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sun 25th June: No Walk Scheduled

Sorry, no walk scheduled as leaders are at a charity walking event

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sun 18th June: Swirl How from Duddon Valley

Leader: Mel

Car Parking: Birks Bridge Car Park, Duddon Valley. SD 235995

Start/Finish: Birks Bridge Car Park

Meet Time: 9.15am

Start Time: 9.30am

Route:  From the car park head north east along the road and take the footpath on the right heading steadily uphill towards Seathwaite Tarn.  At the dam, branch onto the indistinct footpath leading up the shoulder of Troutal Fell and onto the ridge up to the summit of Grey Friar which on a good day has cracking views of the surrounding mountains.  From the cairns continue along the path to the junction and head straight on up the hill to the second summit of the day, Great Carrs.  From here it is an easy walk along the edge to Swirl How and the route then descends to skirt round Brim Fell and on to Dow Crag.  Following the ridge line along above the screes and Blind Tarn take the obvious downwards track of Walna Scar Road heading west back into the Duddon Valley.  Upon reaching the tarmac veer away north west along the right of way leading past Long House and Tongue House and eventually alongside Tarn Beck.  Cross the beck and rejoin the original outward route and retrace steps the last mile back to the car park

Distance: ~11.5 miles or 18.4km

Ascent: ~900m

Time: 7 hours

Grade:  Strenuous

Please text Mel by 6.00 pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk - 07584303975

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sun 11th June: High Cup Nick

Leader: Ross

Start / Finish:  Dufton, NY 690250.  Car park next to the caravan site

Meet Time: 9.15am

Start Time: 9.30am

Route:  Starting from Dufton we head out of the village and on to the Pennine Way to make the ascent up to High Cup Nick. It is not long before the U shape valley comes into sight and you can see all across the Eden Valley. Once at the Nick we descend down the middle to the valley floor which offers some amazing views of the rock face that makes up the valley. From here we head straight down the valley to High Cup House and then the 2 miles stretch back to Dufton.

Distance: 9.5miles

Time: 5-6 hours

Grade: Moderate

Please let Ross know by 6.00 pm on the Saturday if you are coming on this walk - text 07900876197

The leader reserves the right to modify the route or cancel the walk dependent on weather conditions.

Sun 4th June - Fairfield Horseshoe

Description: This is another iconic Lakeland round, taking in 8 Wainwright fells. It would be ideal for those working their way to doing all 214 fells or anyone needing a bit of practice for the 10 in 10 event which takes place on the 24th of June.

Car Parking: There is various parking in Ambleside including pay & display and on street parking.

Start/Finish Point: Outside the Ambleside tourist information office, NY 377 045, LA22 9BS

Meet Time: 9.00am

Start Time: 9.15am

Route: We head out of Ambleside, walking on the pavement alongside the A591 before turning right into the grounds of Rydal Hall. The path takes us to the start of our main ascent up to the top of Nab Scar. From here it is simply a case of following a path up hill to Heron Pike, Great Rigg and finally Fairfield where we will stop in the shelter for lunch. Suitably refreshed we walk east toward the top of Hart Crag and then Dove Crag. From here the path descends to High Pike and finally Low Pike before taking us back to Ambleside.

High Point: Fairfield (873m)

Distance: Approx 12/13 miles

Time: Approx 7-8 hours (depending on pace)

Grade: Strenuous

Leader: Tom

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 07760 660113 before 6pm on Saturday if you plan on coming on this walk or have any questions.