Monday, 11 May 2015

May Walks

We have three walks on this weekend starting on Friday to Sunday with places still available. Click on May Walks 2015 above to see what is on.

 You can book them using the bookings button on the right. Each walk is £20 per person per walk and you will need extra money for taxis or launch fairs.

Come prepared with a packed lunch and plenty of drinks. If you need to know what to bring see our website for a full kit list.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

A Cumbrian Way Starting Point.

The starting point of the walk at Stonestar


Pete's four day walk this year is entitled "A Cumbrian Way" and takes the high road over the tops rather than the valley route of the Cumbria Way proper. Stonestar is our starting point, it is a location in the lower Duddon Valley or Dunnerdale as it is marked on the OS map, from here our first day's walk takes us to Coniston. Most of us will take a Minibus to Stonestar from Keswick for a late morning start, beginning walking probably about 10.30am. You can find Stonestar on the OS. SW sheet of  "The English Lakes" at SD202912. From here there is an old drove track, pictured above, that gives access to the Dunnerdale Fells, the upland area east of the lower Duddon. If you have a copy of A Wainwright's "The Outlying Fells of Lakeland" you'll find more details of the Dunnerdale Fells on page 132.

A Cumbrian Way...30 June to 3 July 2015, If you want to come contact Pete or Lyn by phone, text or email or just drop in.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

A Cumbrian Way 2015


Last Year, 2014 expedition at Greenburn Mine.

A Cumbrian Way...Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July.

This year Pete and Lyn's expedition will be a four day high-level walk across Cumbria from the sea in the S. to Caldbeck in the north of the county. This is not the "Cumbria Way" of the guidebook, it is rather Pete's own Cumbrian Way, taking a high-level route across the tops of the fells rather than one down along the paths of the valley bottoms. There will be three overnight stays, two in Coniston and one in Keswick, transport and other organisational details will be arranged by ourselves. Only a day sack needs to be carried on the walks.

Tuesday 30/6...Day 1.

Transport by Minibus will be arranged early am. from Keswick to the starting point in the S. Lakes. The day's walk will terminate in Coniston where we stay overnight. Accommodation in Coniston is plentiful but early booking is recommended.
Only a day rucksack is required as the Minibus will deliver overnight bags to our Coniston accommodation.

Wednesday 1/7...Day 2.

The day's walk, from Coniston, will finish in Langdale from where transport will be arranged back to Coniston where we stay for a second night and enjoy a meal together at one of the town's fine dining establishments.

Thursday 2/7...Day 3.

Transport will take us back to our finishing point of yesterday and continue with our overnight bags to our accommodation in Keswick, where Day 3's walk terminates.

Friday 3/7...Day 4.

After a jolly evening together in Keswick the day's walk takes us over the Northern Fells to Caldbeck, our ultimate destination. From here return to Keswick will be arranged by Minibus.

Below are some images of the route taken by Pete in November 2014 

The Walna Scar Road with Coniston in the distance to the N.
On White Maiden, Coniston Water beyond.

Coniston view of the Old Man of Coniston from the Yewdale Hotel



 
Looking S. from White Maiden towards Caw.