Saturday 19th January 2019 – Kendal to Windermere

*Please note, this is a Hike on Lancashire walk, they’ve very kindly allowed us to join them. Details are listed on the Ramblers site here;

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route/walk-detail.aspx?walkID=3997654

 

Walk Title: Kendal to Windermere via the Dales Way

Meeting Point: Kendal Town Hall

Postcode: LA9 4DL

Grid Reference: SD515926 

Meeting Time: 9:45am for a 10am Start

Finish Time: 16:00 (Approximate)

Car Parking/Public Transport: Town Centre Car Parks

Miles: 10.5

Route Description:

To complement our programme of shorter walks which are taking place during the first six Sundays of 2019, this is a longer walk for those who desire from Kendal to Windermere, taking in the Dales Way.

It takes us from the market town of Kendal, joining the Dales Way at Burneside to Staveley then on to Windermere. At the end of the walk we will take train back from Windermere to Kendal.

Directions: Follow the M6 to J35 and then the A590 and A591 towards Kendal. Leave the A591 at the first roundabout (South Kendal) and join the A6 heading into Kendal Town Centre where there are a number of car parks. We meet outside Kendal Town Hall

Ramblers members please remember your membership card otherwise a suggested donation of £1

This is a linear walk.

Preparation: Please check weather and bring appropriate gear and hiking shoes, also including plenty of water if the weather is good.

Please contact : Dave Morris on 07596 145045

The walk leader reserves the right to modify the route or cancel walk dependent on condition

Saturday 22md December – 3 Peaks of Windermere

Title: ‘3 Peaks of Windermere’
Overview: A leisurely walk to three low hills surrounding Windermere and Bowness, combining woodland and grassy open terrain with open views of Lake Windermere and surrounding countryside. This walk will have a social element to it, including a cafe/pub stop in Bowness.
Meet time: 10.00am
Finish – 14:00-15:00 approx (depending on how long may wish to spend in cafe/pub in Bowness)
Car Park: Broad Street pay and display in Windermere town centre (parking in Windermere town is limited, you may wish to find a spot on nearby residential streets if don’t want to pay the prices!).
Public Transport: Windermere is served by the 555 lakes line bus between Lancaster and Keswick runs hourly, and also Windermere Station – check times and services, given propensity for Northern to limit services on Saturdays currently!)
Gradient: Easy in the main, with three modest short climbs (no more than 250 m in total)
Terrain: Easy, on mostly grassy/gravel paths, but with a short pathless section at one point
Detail:
We start from Windermere, and walk up Orrest Head, through lovely woodland. Reaching the top we will hopefully have excellent views of Windermere Lake and the central Fells. This is a prized viewpoint. We descend through more woodland and cross the A591 heading towards the second ‘peak’ School Knott. Walking over pathless grassy terrain we cross the Windermere-Oxenholme branch railway line and ascend to the summit, which again has excellent views to Windermere and the central fells. Descending down to School Knott Tarn we then follow part of the ‘Dales Way’ and make our way through open grassy terrain, and make our way up to the third peak of the day ‘Brant Fell’. Hopefully again we will have great views of the fells, and Lake Windermere. From the summit its a short easy climb down into Bowness. We will then have a hot drink somewhere and a bite to it. People can if they make there way back to Windermere at there leisure if don’t wish to stop for drink/food taking the main road – its about a mile slight uphill  – there is a bus service as well. Otherwise for those who do wish to stay, we will take a more scenic route back to Windermere either on the western or eastern edge of the town – about a half hour walk back followed by a further drink in Windermere for those who want to linger a bit longer – perhaps do some last minute christmas shopping! – there are some great local craft/gift shops in Windermere and cafes/bars.
Whilst this is a low level walk, please bring appropriate footwear, and clothing – waterproofs if forecast is rain, and warm clothes. If it is icy/snowy – spikes for your boots will come in handy as even low level paths can be troublesome. The walk leader may cancel the walk if forecast is especially bad – i.e. heavy incessant wind/gales storm force winds, or heavy snow is forecast – in such weather roads often become blocked anyway.
Please contact Damian by 6pm Friday 21 December – 07796654031 if wish to come.

Saturday 15th December – Sallows and Sour Howes

Meeting point: Free car park along Green Gate in Troutbeck, Grid Ref: NY412026

Meeting time: 9:45am for 10:00am start

Finish Time: 13:00 (approx.)

Rating: Easy/Moderate – a small circular walk with a bit of a steep incline to begin with.

Miles: 5 miles approx.

Route Description:

From Sour Howes and Sallows, there are really good views back over Windermere lake and towards Wansfell Pike and Kentmere Horseshoe (on a nice day that is!).

From the car park we cross the bridge and briefly head back along the main road, then turn left up a track through some houses. The path then turns left and gradually inclines for a mile. We cross a stile and the path steeply inclines to Sour Howes (483m). From Sour Howes, the path is undulating towards Sallows (516m) and we cross another stile. The return path is down Garburn Pass and we head back to the car park.

Please contact Meg on 07503913200 by 6pm on Friday 14th December to confirm. I will be driving from Kendal so let me know if you would like a lift.

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

*Cancelled* – Saturday 17th November – Harter Fell, High Street and Kidsty Pike

Sorry, but I’ve had to cancel this walk due to a lack of interest.

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Walk Title: Harter Fell, High Street and Kidsty Pike

Meeting Point: Car Park at Mardale Head

Meeting Time: 08:45 for 09:00 Start

Finish Time: 14:00 (approx)

Car Parking/Public Transport: Car Park at Mardale Head, bottom end of Haweswater Reservoir

Rating: Strenuous

Ascent: 880m (approx)

Miles: 9 (approx)

Terrain: Mostly on rocky paths.

Route Description:

Out of the car park we’ll head up Gatescarth Pass and then up on to Harter Fell (778m) for some great views of Haweswater. Then down into Nan Bield Pass and up the other side on to High Street (828m) for more views in a westerly direction across to Hart Crag, Fairfield and the Helvellyn range. Our descent is via Kidsty Pike (780m) although a quick side trip to High Raise (802m) can be made should people wish. Once we’re back down to the reservoir it’s a short walk around and back to the car park.

At the time of writing, weather is good for Saturday. Although, it’s the Lake District, anything can happen! Please check weather and bring appropriate gear and hiking shoes, also including plenty of water if the weather is hot.

Please contact David on 07599 749450 by 6pm on Friday 16th November to confirm your attendance.

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

Sunday 27th January – Wetherlam and Swirl How

Walk Title: Wetherlam and Swirl How

Meeting Point: Horse Crag Car Park  – Yewdale Beck/Low Tilberthwaite

Grid Ref NY 30619 00980

Meeting Time: 09:00

Finish Time: 15:00 (approx)

Car Parking/Public Transport: Horse Crag Car Park  – Yewdale Beck/Low Tilberthwaite

Rating: Strenuous

Ascent: Wetherlam 763m and Swirl How 802m

Miles: TBC

Terrain: TBC

Route Description: Walking up out of the car park on to High Tilberthwaite Fells past the old mines. Once up on to Wetherlam we’ll take a short diversion to Black Sails before heading to Swirl How. The route down will be via Wet Side Edge, dropping down in to Greenburn Beck and back through Moss Rigg Wood and if time allows a quick look inside Cathedral Cavern.

Preparation: Please check weather and bring appropriate gear and hiking shoes, also including plenty of water if the weather is good.

Please contact David on 07599 74945 by 6pm Friday 30th November.

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

Thursday 15th November – Social – Reel Rock Film Tour

Social Event

International Reel Rock Film Tour is coming to the Rheged Centre near Penrith. It starts at 7:30pm, doors open an hour beforehand, there’s a bar and tickets are just under £15 (inc booking fee).

“The tour will premier four brand-new adventure films, starring the world’s top climbers as they attempt to achieve their lifelong ambitions in far-flung locations, from icy Antarctica to the Bedouin canyonlands of the Middle East. Expect jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humour coming at you through the big screen!”

If you’re interested, please contact Ginny on 07766 882121 to arrange.

 

Sunday 25th November – Arnside Circular

*Please note, this is a Hike on Lancashire walk, they’ve very kindly allowed us to join them. Details are listed on the Ramblers site here; https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route/walk-detail.aspx?walkID=3994465*

Walk Title: Arnside Circular

Meeting Point: Arnside Pier

Nearest Postcode: LA5 0HA

Grid Reference: SD456788

Meeting Time: 10:30am

Finish Time: 15:00am (approx)

Car Parking/Public Transport:

Rating: Moderate

Ascent:

Miles: 10

Route Description: Full walk details TBC

Preparation: Please check weather and bring appropriate gear and hiking shoes, also including plenty of water if the weather is good.

Please contact: Pete Hesketh – 07472991666

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

Sunday 11th November – Place Fell from Hartsop

*Please note, this is a Hike on Lancashire walk, they’ve very kindly allowed us to join them. Details are listed on the Ramblers site here; https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route/walk-detail.aspx?walkID=3995405*

Walk Title: Place Fell from Hartsop

Meeting Point: Car park on the A592, on the left just after the right turn off for Hartsop.

Nearest Postcode: CA11 0NZ

Grid Reference: NY402133

Meeting Time: 10:00am

Finish Time: 16:00am (approx)

Car Parking/Public Transport: Car park on the A592, on the left just after the right turn off for Hartsop.

Rating: Strenuous

Ascent: Place Fell 657m

Miles: 11

Route Description: A scenic walk with views of Ullswater and the surrounding fells starting from Hartsop. We climb up Place Fell (657m) and then descend to Sandwick. We walk back along a path next to Ullswater lake.

Preparation: Please check weather and bring appropriate gear and hiking shoes, also including plenty of water if the weather is good.

Please contact: Jane Harrison – 07551911779

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