Sunday 22nd December 2019 - Car Walk - Sands: 9.00am
Sunday 22nd December 2019
Maiden Moor - Catbells
10 Miles Grade 1
Walk Leader: Kathryn Kidd
This is a fairly short but lovely walk at any time of year, offering wonderful views with just one very easy climb of no more than 600ft and very little mud!
We will park at the North Western end of Loweswater and walk past Hudson Place and thence to the lakeside where we follow the path through the trees to the end of the lake. At Watergate Farm we take the track to Maggie’s Bridge where we turn South west for ¾ mile. We then turn to the North and climb gently to follow the track which runs just above the tree line with superb views towards the Buttermere fells (East) and across the Solway (North West). This excellent path continues in a North Westerly direction for 1 ½ miles. We then turn to the East and walk ½ mile to return to our starting point.
Car Walk: Sands 9.15am
Wednesday 18th December 2019
? Miles Grade ?
Leader: Judy Cherrie
In aid of Eden Valley Hospice
“Meet at The Sands Centre at 10.30. Walk over Eden Bridges, through the Japanese Gardens, past Stoneyholme Golf Club. Back of Carlisle football ground. Cross Warwick Road. Through Melbourne Park, through Botch, under Eastern Way to Cherrie Mansion. Those wishing to drive to mine first (26 Scotby Close, CA1 2XG) need to be here by 09.45 to catch the 10.00 bus to The Market Hall. I can guarantee that this walk is
Anyone who can’t make the walk please come for the Soup and Crack. We should be there around 12.00. Hopefully Barbara Bell will take no notice of the CLOSED sign and have the Soup ready to go.
If anyone wishes to donate to the Hospice that would be great
Parking just below the foot of Catbells we will climb up and over skelgill bank, Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy,and drop down to Dale Head tarn from which we have a 250 metre climb up onto Dale Head our high point of the day.
From here we skirt down and round Hindscarth Edge and up to the top of Hindscarth. Its then down along the ridge dropping down off Scope end and on to the Newlands valley floor finishing with a long flat walk back to the cars. A good walk for this time of year but perfectly doable. Lunch as and when.
The walk may be subject to shortening or alteration subject to ground conditions.
Because I don't really think its a 100% doable at this time of year in the same conditions that I experienced yesterday,