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Tuesday 5th January 2021

Friars Point - Great Wood

? Miles Grade 4

Leader: Peter Flynn

Start: Moot Hall Keswick -10.45am

 

I would propose to lead an initial walk on Tuesday 5th January, taking the 9.30 am but from Carlisle to Keswick, returning on the 13.20. The walk would be from the Moot Hall to Friar’s Point, round the lake to Great Wood and return from there. An easy walk, to be taken at a very relaxed pace, and plenty of opportunity to cut it short should the need arise.

 

Peter Flynn

 

 

 

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C Walks. Following a discussion with some of the regular C walkers, and discussions between themselves, it seems that they are very much missing any organised walks. Obviously Covid and the various regulations are a major factor, but there is also the fact that not many of them actually have cars to get to the start points, and they would need to rely on public transport. A number have indicated that they would love to try and get moving (in both senses of the word) in the near future.

 

Clearly there are factors that need to be taken into account. The first is the danger of catching the virus on public transport. The second is the regulations that are in place at the time of the proposed walks, especially considering that buses cannot take a full complement of passengers. Also, each walk would be heavily dependent on the times of buses or trains and there would be no margin for error. The fourth is the weather – I suspect few would fancy a bus trip in very bad weather, especially for the return. A fifth point, very important here, is that buses are much less frequent on a Sunday, so we would have to consider, at least for the interim period until we are back to the imaginary “normal”, going on a weekday. As most of the C walkers are retired, this should not be too much of a problem.

 

Fortunately public transport does give a number of excellent options. There is, for example, a 9.30am bus from Carlisle, arriving at Keswick 10.45. Return 13.20, arriving Carlisle 14.40. If we returned via Penrith,  the timing would be Keswick 14.20,  Penrith 15.07,  then Penrith 16.02 to Carlisle 16.46 Other buses go to Glenridding, Brampton, Haltwhistle and so on. Trains can take us to Annan and Dumfries, Maryport and on the Settle line, though there would be no free travel as there would be for most on the buses.

 

Peter Flynn

 

 

 

Peter Flynn

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Sunday 3rd January 2020

High Pike - Roughton Gill Mines 

9 Miles Grade 2/3

Leader: Ian Rowley

Start: Caldbeck Main Car Park - 9.30am

 

 

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Sunday 17th January 2020

Souther Fell - Bannerdale Crags

8 Miles Grade 2

Leader: Ian Rowley

Start: Mungrisedale Community Hall - 9.45am

 

 

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Sunday 10th January 2020

Grange Fell - Millican Dalton's Cave from Rosthwaite

7 Miles Grade 1

Leader: Pete Rutland

Start: Rosthwaite 10.00am

 

Meeting at the car park at Rosthwaite by the telephone box for a 10AM kick off. We cross the road and follow the path heading north east toward Birketts Leap. We turn north by Puddingstone Bank to head for Brund Fell, the highest point of Grange Fell. At only 1350ft this small fell gives great views of the surrounding area with an interesting rocky summit.  We go down via Kings How and carry on to hit the road near Grange Bridge. There is a short bit of road walking as we cross the bridge to follow the River Derwent and through the woods hopefully to find Millican Dalton's Cave. If you’ve not heard of him I suggest you Google him. We carry on along the Cumbria Way to get back to Rosthwaite. Grange Fell is a cracking little hill and the walk is full of Borrowdale goodies. Good paths, might be a bit of mud from Puddingstone Bank for short way. This walk I would grade as a B walk and is suitable for anyone who can manage a bit of up and downhill

 

Be there or be Square

 
Pete.

All Walks Cancelled

As we are now in Tier 4 of Covid Rules

all club walks are cancelled

until further notice

 

All Walks Cancelled

As we are now in Tier 4 of Covid Rules

all club walks are cancelled

until further notice

 

All Walks Cancelled

As we are now in Tier 4 of Covid Rules

all club walks are cancelled

until further notice

 

All Walks Cancelled

As we are now in Tier 4 of Covid Rules

all club walks are cancelled

until further notice

 

All Walks Cancelled

As we are now in Tier 4 of Covid Rules

all club walks are cancelled

until further notice

 

All Walks Cancelled

As we are now in Tier 4 of Covid Rules

all club walks are cancelled

until further notice