Monday, 26 November 2012

Keswick Mountain Festival 15 - 19th May 2013

We now have our list of walks for the above.  I will be simply posting this list today and then I will highlight the details of each walk over the next few days starting with the Wednesday.

Wednesday 15th  Pete Armstrong, HikeRed Pike, High Stile and High Crag
Wednesday 15th Alison Stott & Halle, HikeSkiddaw Six Wainwrights
Thursday 16th Pete Armstrong, HikeHellvelyn traverse; Dollywagon Pike to Raise
Thursday 16th Cathy Colam, HikeHaystacks
Friday 17th Alison Stott & Halle, Hike2 Lakes, 3 Tarns & 2 Caf├ęs
Friday 17th Lyn Armstrong, HikeCarrock Fell and High Pike
Friday 17th Cathy Colam, HikeGreat Gable
Saturday 18th Alison Stott & Halle, HikeClassic Catbells & Lakeshore
Saturday 18th Cathy Colam, HikeRannerdale Knotts and a carpet of Bluebells
Saturday 18th Pete Armstrong HikePavey Ark and The Langdale Pikes
Sunday 19th Lyn Armstrong HikeMaiden Moor and High Spy by Launch and Open-Top Bus

5 Days of Adventure Days of Adventure

15 - 19th May If you want any more details email or phone.

Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag  - Pete Armstrong   


One of the finest high-level ridge walks that Lakeland has to offer, three airy summits and exhilarating expansive views all day.
Event details
From the lakeshore of Buttermere we ascend steeply to Bleaberry Tarn, then climb the even more steeply inclined path to the lofty summit of Red Pike 755m. The undulating rocky ridge leading over High Stile 806m, the highest point on the ridge, to High Crag beyond, provides a dramatic high-level outing with airy situations and exhilirating views, one of the finest ridge walks in the Lakes in fact. Beyond High Crag we drop sharply down to join the Pass of Scarth Gap which leads easily to the lakeshore and back to our starting point.
Additional Information
We meet in the centre of the tiny village of Buttermere at 10am. Cars can be parked in the Pay and Display car park in the village, or without charge on the roadside heading towards Newlands Hause, outside the village. Contact Pete if you want a lift or would like to arrange a car share.

Tel: 017687 71302

Grade A


Wednesday 15th May10:00amAdult - £20
Venue: Buttermere Village Centre
Fish Hotel
CA13 9XA
Grid Reference: 175170
Post code for Sat Nav: CA13 9XA
Lat/Long: 54.54087, -3.27733

So that's it for now, watch this space for more info as I don't think these details are up on the KMF site yet..............

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Scafell Pike and News for 2013.

Reflections of Scafell Pike in late October.
 Pete took this photo on Monday 29 October from above Sty Head Tarn looking along the Corridor Route towards the 740m col between Lingmell and the Pike itself, high above on the left. The weather was kind to us in the morning, though later as we returned over Broad Crag towards Esk Hause, the mist descended and the day gradually deteriorated.

KR Guided Walks will be operating as usual next year with the same guides. As soon as possible we will publish a programme of walks for the 2013 season but it would help our planning greatly if you, our clients, would e-mail us with the dates you're coming to the Lakes and some suggestions for walks you'd like to do while you're here. As usual we'll be operating a booking system, so you'll need to e-mail or phone to book a walk.

The Keswick Mountain Festival will take place between Wednesday 15 and Sunday 19 May. We'll be leading a varied programme of walks during the festival which will be published here as soon as it's finalised.