Saturday 28th July – Stybarrow Dodd, Watson Dodd, Great Dodd and Clough Head

Title: Stybarrow Dodd, Watson Dodd, Great Dodd and Clough Head

Arrival: 09:15

Set off: 09:30

Location – Meet Point:  Station Coppice Car Park, Thirlmere Nearest postcode: CA12 4TN.  NY 315170

Distance: approx 17km

Ascent: Steep ascent onto Sticks Pass and then undulating along the ridge

Finish Time: 18.00

Rating: Moderate-Hard ; this is an unreccied walk I assume there will be rocky and varied terrain, with stiff ascents at times!

Route Description: From the carpark we head south to Stybeck Fall turning left at the falls heading up a very steep section of path next to the fall.  We reach a crossroads of paths at Sticks Pass where we turn left to Stybarrow (843), we then drop down to Watson’s Dodd (789) before ascending again to Great Dodd (857) and then dropping to Clough Head (726).  From Clough Head we set off in a north easterly direction to reach the track at Hausewell Brow, on reaching it we turn left and head down the hill to Hill Top Farm.  Crossing the road at the farm we head to Bridge House to cross the water and then turn left to follow the footpaths through fields alongside St Johns Beck back to our start point.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT I HAVE NOT DONE THIS ROUTE BEFORE AND SO DISTANCE, TIME AND DIFFICULTY RATINGS ARE GUESTIMATES BASED ON LOOKING AT THE MAP

Please text Julie on 07923078612 by 6pm on Saturday if you are coming along on this walk

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

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

Langdale Camping Sat 8th July

Some of us will be camping in Langdale at the National trust campsite or wild camping if there’s no room. We plan to eat either at the Stickle Barn or the Old Dungeon Gyhll depending on numbers

txt or msg Matthew on 07878352150 if you’re coming along that night I will also be standing outside the National trust lansdale campsite reception from 6 till 6:15pm  on Saturday evening if you want to find me.

It’s a bit of a rushed social the next one will be in September when the Lake District calms down after summer madness.

 

10 in 10

Update in case it wasn’t clear this not a Summittgood group activity, its a private thing we’re doing just putting it on here, to explain why there are no walks on this weekend. If you want to volunteer we always need more walk leaders. Ask us about volunteering, its not that scary!

Saturday the 17th June most of the club walk leaders are taking part in a charity event to raise money for MS a subject close to one of our friends hearts.

The challenge is 10 mountains in 10 Hours. As such the next day we will all be too knackered to lead any walks so they won’t be any put on.