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Recent News

  • 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 and David can start putting a walk calendar together for the next couple of months.

    Thank you everyone for your support.



  • 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
    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
    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.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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 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.


    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.


  • Welcome to the launch of the new website

    welcome to the launch of the new website, built by Matthew so has got plenty of rough spots and I’m still tinkering still tinkering on the edges.

    Walks will be continued to be added over the next week.

    Any problems for now please use this fancy form contact the group at

Previous events

Sunday 13th - Green Gable and Great Gable
Events Walks
Seathwaite road end

Future Events

Sunday 10th February - Warton Cragg and Leighton Moss
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Events Walks
Car Park on Crag Road, Warton, LA5 9NE, United Kingdom
Sunday 3rd February - Claife Heights, Latterbarrow and Hawkshead Village from Far Sawrey
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Events Walks
Braithwaite Village Hall Car Park, Far Sawrey, Cumbria, England, LA22 0LQ
Sunday 27th January - Wetherlam and Swirl How
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Events Walks
Horse Crag Car Park, Low Tilberthwaite, Cumbria, England, LA21 8DG
Saturday 19th January 2019 - Kendal to Windermere
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Events Walks
Kendal Town Hall, LA9 4DL, United Kingdom