New Committee!

Excellent news we have a new committee 🙂

David – Chairperson and Walks Co-ordinator

Ginney – Secretary

Damian – Treasurer

Naomi – Web Editor

Vanessa – Social Secretary

I have to say it “Watch this space “while the committee gets there Boots under the table.

If anyone wants to volunteer to lead a walk please email to the usual address at summittgoodrambling@gmail.com and David can start putting a walk calendar together for the next couple of months.

Thank you everyone for your support.

Matthew

 

Sunday 4th November Ambleside Walk and AGM

Sorry looks like I put on the wrong page of the website hopefully more people see it now. all members were emailed so AGM is still going ahead. Its my scatterbrain the reason we can’t delay the AGM any later. Matthew

Okay its looks like we are going to have an AGM!

We have to give 14 days notice which from this weekend is Sunday 4th November and bonus it avoids Half term week.
We will combine a walk with the AGM to make it more interesting but if you can only make it for half the day that’s perfectly fine it is not mandatory to be there the whole day.  🙂 If you would like to help or be on the committee but cannot make it on the day just send an email to:
So what I propose is a short walk from Ambleside as it is fairly central 3 to 5 hours max followed by taking over a bunch tables upstairs in Esquires or at a Pub to collect details and have somewhere dry to do the signatures.
Leader Matthew
Walk Start time 10:00am
Meet point Outside Ambleside Post Office/Tourist information
Distance 7.5 miles
Height 500m
Grade easy/moderate
Route will be along Ambleside to Rydal with a bit of road walking up Nab Scar then down to Alcock Tarn down to GRassmere and back along the old Coffin Route to Ambleside. with a bit pavement walking at the end.
AGM Meet point Esquires Coffeeshop
Time 2:30
Carparking:
UnderLoughrigg road is free
School car park is donations.
and Council Pay and Display.
If any of you want to or know anyone who wants to put a walk on let me know and I’ll update the website.
If you spot a flaw in my plans please do let me know.
My contact details are Summittgoodrambling@gmail.com
Mobile: 07878352150
Background reading if you would like to be on the committee and some web-links for you
The above link contains all the information for volunteers, group admin etc.
The above is a mix of documents for running both Area and Groups
Basically ramblers has broken the Country down into what’s called Areas (think Counties) who look after the groups (think local councils) everything goes through Area to the Central office (think government).
The important bit is the change of officers form and how to run a AGM.
This link is the group role descriptions as I described as you can see the ramblers has quite a lot of time there’s 2 pages.
The three we have to have are:
Group Chair – organise walk leaders, deal with complaints
Group Secretary –  first point of contact, AGM minutes
Group Treasurer – looks after cheque book and fills in form telling AGM and Area Committee what we spent money on.
In the past dependant on number of volunteers and what the group wanted we had.
Webmaster
Walks co-ordinator – takes pressure of chair
Social Secretary – organise meals drinks etc.
New members Secretary – welcome new or potential members to group
As we don’t have a Geographic patch in ramblers parlance we don’t have to worry about the footpaths and legal notices and planning applications etc and all those committee positions.
Regards
Matthew

AGM and Walk Sunday 4th November

Sorry looks like I put on the wrong page of the website hopefully more people see it now. all members were emailed so AGM is still going ahead. Its my scatterbrain the reason we can’t delay the AGM any later. Matthew

Okay its looks like we are going to have an AGM!

We have to give 14 days notice which from this weekend is Sunday 4th November and bonus it avoids Half term week.
We will combine a walk with the AGM to make it more interesting but if you can only make it for half the day that’s perfectly fine it is not mandatory to be there the whole day.  🙂 If you would like to help or be on the committee but cannot make it on the day just send an email to:
So what I propose is a short walk from Ambleside as it is fairly central 3 to 5 hours max followed by taking over a bunch tables upstairs in Esquires or at a Pub to collect details and have somewhere dry to do the signatures.
Leader Matthew
Walk Start time 10:00am
Meet point Outside Ambleside Post Office/Tourist information
Distance 7.5 miles
Height 500m
Grade easy/moderate
Route will be along Ambleside to Rydal with a bit of road walking up Nab Scar then down to Alcock Tarn down to GRassmere and back along the old Coffin Route to Ambleside. with a bit pavement walking at the end.
AGM Meet point Esquires Coffeeshop
Time 2:30
Carparking:
UnderLoughrigg road is free
School car park is donations.
and Council Pay and Display.
If any of you want to or know anyone who wants to put a walk on let me know and I’ll update the website.
If you spot a flaw in my plans please do let me know.
My contact details are Summittgoodrambling@gmail.com
Mobile: 07878352150
Background reading if you would like to be on the committee and some web-links for you
The above link contains all the information for volunteers, group admin etc.
The above is a mix of documents for running both Area and Groups
Basically ramblers has broken the Country down into what’s called Areas (think Counties) who look after the groups (think local councils) everything goes through Area to the Central office (think government).
The important bit is the change of officers form and how to run a AGM.
This link is the group role descriptions as I described as you can see the ramblers has quite a lot of time there’s 2 pages.
The three we have to have are:
Group Chair – organise walk leaders, deal with complaints
Group Secretary –  first point of contact, AGM minutes
Group Treasurer – looks after cheque book and fills in form telling AGM and Area Committee what we spent money on.
In the past dependant on number of volunteers and what the group wanted we had.
Webmaster
Walks co-ordinator – takes pressure of chair
Social Secretary – organise meals drinks etc.
New members Secretary – welcome new or potential members to group
As we don’t have a Geographic patch in ramblers parlance we don’t have to worry about the footpaths and legal notices and planning applications etc and all those committee positions.
Regards
Matthew

Sunday 21st October Wetherlam – Black Sails

Thanks to David for putting on a last minute walk it is unreccied

I’ve done this myself it is a lovely walk one of my favourites and quite part of the lakes perfect for half term week.

It will be at least a medium walk with a little scramble towards the top. Nothing major compared to striding edge but we do have to mention it.

It will be between 6 and 8 miles (it is unreccied and route uncertain)

Time taken will be around the 6 hour mark (again we have to make allowances its unreccied.)

Meet point
Horse Crag Car Park at 9am – Yewdale Beck – Grid Ref NY 30619 00980 (Last time I was there it was still free. The dreaded meters hadn’t yet made an appearance hopefully they still haven’t)

Route will be up toward Wetherlam/Black Sails and then south down the ridge in a horseshoe back to car park.

Leader David
Contact number is : 07599 74945

Watch this Space

Dear members, you may have heard sad news that the group was closing.

However, people have shown an interest in helping to keep the group going.

I will be organising an AGM and will be giving updates here shortly, once I know what’s the process.
If in the meantime anyone wants to volunteer to lead a walk and are current members of the ramblers please get in touch and I’ll send the email and update this website.
To get in touch or any questions the email address is summittgoodrambling@gmail.com
Matthew
Webmaster

Etterick camping weekend

For the bank holiday weekend, Mel will be leading two walks on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th up in the Scottish Borders in the Ettrick Valley near Selkirk.

Here’s her description of the weekend plans:

So the August bank holiday weekend (26th and 27th of August), I’m heading up to the Scottish Borders to explore some of the walking around there. I have put both the walks I’m planning to walk 1 & walk 2. I’m going to be camping up there at the Honey Cottage campsite from the Friday night so anyone who is wanting a trip away feel free to join me. They’re pretty easygoing about campers so people can come along and stay any of the nights or not as they wish. If you’re wanting to camp please book directly with the campsite themselves (or at least let them know you’re coming – they don’t take payment at time of booking) and just pop me a message to say you’ll be there and I’ll choose a camping area with enough room. There’s a pub a mile walk from the site for food (stop serving at 8pm) or another one 8 miles up the road which serves until later in the evening.

If you are coming along on either of the walks could you please text me by the Friday night at 6pm since once I leave work and head to Ettrick Valley I’ll be unlikely to have any signal.

Mel

Mobile: 07584303975

Campsite details: HONEY COTTAGE CARAVAN PARK, Hope House, Ettrick Valley, Selkirk, TD7 5HU

Tel: 01750 62246 or 015395 31291

Great Rundale Tarn & High Cup Nick – Sunday, 3 September 2017

Meet time: 9.15am
Start time: 9.30am
Start point: Dufton car park, NY 690250

This is a moderate 11 mile circular walk up to Great Rundale Tarn then onto High Cup Nick.

Starting from Dufton we will head for the foot of Dufton Pike, following the track to the east side of the Pike we climb up to Threlkeld Side Mine which was operational from 1821 to 1980. Heading past the mine the track climbs steadily to the shooting hut over looking Great Rundale Tarn. From the Tarn we will follow the beck towards High Cup Nick, this section of the walk is across moorland so can be boggy and will most likely involve grouse scarpering from the moorland. Once we get to the bridge crossing the beck we will then make our way to High Cup Nick and join the Pennine way back to Dufton.

Distance: 11 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Time: approx 5 hours

Please text Ross on 07900876197 by 6pm on Saturday 2nd Sept if you are coming on this walk.

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

Loch Skeen and the Grey Mare’s Tail – Sunday, 27 August 2017

Part 2 of a weekend of walking in the border country! Dependent on weather conditions this walk may be swapped with the Etterick Horseshoe walk on the Saturday so as to make the most of any clear weather. Any changes will be advertised on the Friday.

This is an unreccied walk, the description is taken from the Cicerone guide.
“It is easy to see how Grey Mare’s Tail got its name as you gaze at the tall, thin line of white frothing water. The waterfall plunges 60m down into the Moffat Water Valley, a landscape created by glacial erosion over millions of years. Grey Mare’s Tail is a superb example of a hanging valley and is important for its rare upland plants and wildlife.” – National Trust for Scotland

Start point: Grey Mare’s Tail car park on the A708, DG10 9LH, NT186144
Meet time: 9.45am
Start time: 10am

Route: From the car park climb the steep steps up the flank of Bran Law, north of the Grey Mare’s Tail. Above the falls the path winds northwest alongside Tail Burn to the foot of Loch Skeen. Before the loch a faint trail through the heather leads to the right over a glacial mound and on to Lochcraig Head via a steep ascent. From this point the elevated circuit of Loch Skeen begins, heading west to Firthybrig Head and then south before leaving the guiding fence and heading across open fell to the Mid Craig ridge. Follow the ridge as it descends sharply down to Tail Burn and back onto the Grey Mare’s Tail path.
The steps can be slippy if wet so please bear it in mind.

Distance: 7 miles
Ascent: 600m
Time: 5 – 6 hours dependent on breaks

Please text Mel on 07584303975 by 5pm on the Friday if you are coming on this walk as will be out of signal once camping for the weekend

The Etterick Horseshoe – Saturday, 26 August 2017

Meet time: 9.45am (Please be there early as not sure of parking)
Start time 9:45
Distance: 10 miles / 16.1 km
Ascent: 690m
Time: 6-7 hours dependent on breaks
Grade Strenuous
Start Point: Potburn, Ettrick Valley, Selkirkshire NT186087
Car parking: At the road end by the turning circle

Part 1 of a weekend of walking in the border country! Dependent on weather conditions this walk may be swapped with the Loch Skeen walk on the Sunday so as to make the most of any clear weather. Any changes will be advertised on the Friday.

This is an unreccied walk, the description is taken from the Cicerone guide.

Route:From the parking area follow the forest road leading west signposted ‘Bodesbeck Law, Etterick Horseshoe’ then fork left to Longhope Burn. Climb steadily to Bodesbeck Col (474m) then leave the track and follow the dyke as it zig zags to the top of White Shank (620m) and then traces the route right the way round to Etterick Pen (692m) with the wall converting to a fence at Smidehope Hill. Following this boundary the trail drops down to Etterick Head before rising again onto the second ridge at Wind Fell. Continue along the ridge northeast for nearly 2 miles to Etterick Pen then leave the guiding fence behind and take to the open fell to descend for half a mile to a tin shed before dropping to the bothy in the valley bottom. From here follow the Southern Upland Way across the woodenbridge and back to the cars.
On a good day this route should provide some fab views, especially over Eskdalemuir.

Please text Mel on 07584303975 by 5pm on the Friday if you are coming on this walk as will be out of signal once camping for the weekend

Lingmoor Fell from Elterwater – Sunday 20th August

A relatively small Wainwright (469m), but great views of surrounding Pike of Blisco, Langdale Pikes and Coniston Fells (subject to Lake District weather of course!).

Start: Elterwater – National Trust Car Park (There’s some free parking available just outside the village as well
OS Grid ref: NY 328047
Nearest Postcode: LA22 9HP

Meet 9.15am for a 9.30am start

Miles: Approx. 7 miles

Grade: Easy/Moderate – some small scrambly parts off Lingmoor Fell and Side Pike

Time: Approx. 4.5-5 hours

This is a circular walk. From the car park we head over the bridge towards Eltermere Hotel, following the road up through Sawrey’s Wood. We then follow the footpath through the disused quarries and onto the ridge which takes in Lingmoor Fell (469m). After reaching the summit, we follow path towards Side Pike but not before squeezing through Fat Man’s Agony.

From Side Pike, head downhill towards Great Langdale campsite and follow the Cumbria Way along Great Langdale Beck back to Elterwater.

Please let Megan know on 07503913200 by 6pm on Saturday 19th.

The walk leader reserves the right to alter or cancel the walk due to weather conditions.