Coledale Round – Sunday 24th June

Coledale Round

Start time 09:30

(Estimated finish time 17:00)

Strenuous 10.5 miles / 16.8 km

Group Summit Good

Meet time 09:15am

Start time 09:30

Start point: car park at the bottom of the Grisedale Pike footpath just outside Braithwaite, NY227238, CA12 5TL

Car parking: free car park at the bottom of the Grisedale Pike footpath just outside Braithwaite. If that is full, there is parking around Braithwaite.

Description: we take the steps going steeply up signposted Grisedale Pike. After a short climb the path rises more gently. We cross the fence at the step stile and bear right, the path continuing to climb. From Kinn we continue onto Sleet How to reach the summit of Grisedale Pike. We then follow the path along the edge of Hobcarton Crag to Hopegill Head. Then we head to Sand Hill Cairn, Crag Hill, then Sail, then Causey Pike, we take the little path down to Outerside, and finish off with Stile End and Barrow. This walk requires a little scrambling at times.

Distance: Approx 10.5 miles / 16.8 km

Ascent: Approx 4100 feet / 1250 m

Time: 7 ½ hours

Please contact Nathalie on 07518479409 by 6pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk. This walk is suitable for dogs, there is only one stile with a dog gate. But please make sure you keep your dog under control.

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

Barrow, Outerside and Causey Pike – Sunday 25th February

Start time: 9:15
(Estimated finish time: 14:30)

Moderate 7 miles / 11.3 km

Barrow, Outerside & Causey Pike

Meet time: 9.15am

Start time: 9:30am

Start point: Braithwaite Village Shop, Main St, Braithwaite CA12 5ST NY232235

Car parking: There is parking on the road outside Braithwaite School as well as inside the school itself with a small donation.

Description:  From the Village Shop we start by heading towards the Newlands valley before turning off along the farm road to Braithwaite Lodge. After passing through the farm we start our first ascent of the day which heads facing ridge to the top of Barrow (a steepish climb but with plenty of chances to enjoy the Skiddaw range behind us!)

From the summit we head forwards downhill and after a short way the path splits we take the left path. We keep heading forwards to pick up the distinctive path we can see in front of us. We eventually come to a small cairn and turn right to the summit of Outerside. Great views to be had here of Grisedale Pike to the right, and our next summit of Causey Pike to the left.

After leaving Outerside, we follow the path down slightly before peeling off right to follow the steep but easily marked path to the summit of Causey Pike. The reward being great views of Keswick, Pennines, Blencathra, Skiddaw and Great Gable (Weather permitting of course!)

We then retrace our steps back to the path that splits Outerside and Causey Pike and follow that down to the Newlands Valley road eventually reaching the village and the shop.

Distance: Approx11km/7 miles

Ascent: Approx760m

Time: 4 – 5 hours

Grade: Moderate

Please contact Phil on 07766410564by 6pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk.  It is advisable to carry a headtorch and plenty of warm clothing at this time of year.

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