COVID WALKS October 2020

This month’s Covid Blog 2020 reflects a medley of interests pursued by Club Members in the absence of the club walks during recent lock down, but before the ‘Very High Level Local Alert’.One or two members have managed mountain walks in areas rarely visited by our coach programme – Mike C to Wastwater, Geoff to Buttermere, Alan and Edwina to Helvellyn and then Glen Shee in Scotland. Marcia and Family revisit their favourite Derbyshire haunts and Patjoins them on their 12m hike round Freshfield and Ainsdale Reserves. Mike B stays near to home also on the Reserve, and to nearby places of historical interest. Anne and Mike cross the Cheshire Plain and explore Frodsham and Hale.
Finally, Allan J explores the area through the lens of his camera with an interesting selection of some artistic photography.  Thanks to our regular photographers Alan W, Marcia, Mike C, Mike K, Mike B and Geoff we have an album of pictures for you to enjoy. As usual click on the address below:…

Covid Walks September 2020

Thank you for the grand selection of photographs and suggestions of walks you have kindly sent in. There’s such a wide range of routes and areas still available. Without being too pessimistic I think we may need them!Keep well and keep fit – and enjoying your walking.


Borrowdale Weekend 31 July to 3 August 2020 Borrowdale Weekend 31 July to 3 August 2020A group of 14 members was able to take advantage of eased restrictions to get back to some fell walking in the Lake District, this weekend having been deferred from May.Car sharing was somewhat limited so members either met up or did their own thing on the sweltering hot Friday journeying to the hotel accommodation. Glaramara had set out clear one-way systems and dining was split into two rooms instead of the usual one. Food as usual was excellent.Saturday started out less promising, and those who had planned to do Scafell Pike decided to leave it until Sunday, instead driving to Honister Pass to do Fleetwith Pike, down to Gatesgarth and up Robinson and Dale Head, a tough walk with considerable ascent. Other walks included the waterfalls of Langstrath or a walk from Keswick over Walla Crag and High Seat and via Watendlath. Barry decided to add on Dale Head as a little extra at the end of the day!Sund…

June 2020 In Touch

June 2020                                     Keeping in Touch 

I hope you are all keeping well and fit and rearing to go....

Mike Kirby has kindly made his videos available to brighten up your days and remind you of some of the walks you may have enjoyed over the past couple of years. Browse through them but don’t miss the Langdale and Crib Goch ones.
He has reattached the links to walks below. You can watch them without getting your feet wet...

Thank you Mike K. Ambleside to Windermere Feb 2020 Sedbergh November 2019 Hawes August 2019 Langdale August 2019 Seatoller June 2019 Cracoe to Grassington May 2019 Pillar May 2019 Whiteside to Grisedale Pike May 2019 Crib Goch May 2019 Thirlmere to Glenridding March 20…

May 2020

I hope you are keeping well and safe.
If you have been for your walk, have finished the gardening and decorating and the cleaning the house and you are fed up sitting by yourself with nothing to do, have a look at this album. There’s a selection to browse from – ‘a random 2018 best’. There are so many beautiful photos on file it was difficult to choose. I hope I have not missed anyone out. Let me know if I have and I will rectify the omission! They are not in chronological order but they are all from late 2018. It will remind you of how many good walks and such good company we have shared in the Club.
I know there are a number of members who are doing essential work at this time. We thank you for your generous and indispensable service.
The Fells will still be there whenever it is safe to travel and safe to walk on them.
Until then – keep well and enjoy the Album.
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CONISTON 15th March 2020

The Coniston walk had been planned many months ago and members could never have anticipated the present conditions and uncertainty. However, the walks went ahead and members enjoyed a good day’s walking in somewhat damp conditions.

There were five led walks and three private groups. Pat’s and Stuart’s groups left the coach at Ambleside.

Pat set out for Loughrigg Tarn and crossed to Skelwith Bridge. From there they worked their way over Black Crag and down to Tarn Hows. A classic Lakeland route.

Stuart started from Clappersgate and Blelham Tarn, to cross the Hawkshead Fells to Tarn Hows. They seem to have been distracted the Cat Cafe.

John G’s group left the coach at Oxen Fell and descended to Stang End and up Greenburn. From here he led over Hawk Rigg and Dry Cove warning his colleagues not ‘to expect either Hawks or a Dry Coves.’

Shortly afterwards Helen and Graham's party left the coach at Hollin Bank to cross Arnside Bank and make their scenic way to Tarn Hows. 

The Oldhams had alrea…

STAVELEY 1st March 2020

What an interesting venue - more often used as an end-point for walks from Garnett Bridge. But it was well explored by nine groups heading in each direction.
Marcia and Stuart led their parties west, into the teeth of gale-force wind heading for the mushroom shelter on the summit of Scout Scar. It was a long wet trail across flooded fields and paths. From the ‘shelter’ on the Scar both groups headed north to Cunswick Scar and to East Plumgarths and then to Burnside.  Here the routes diverged. Marcia’s group followed the Dales Way along the river to return to Staveley, while Stuart’s group headed off north east to Potter Fell and Gurnal Dubs. A final round of 14 miles. Steph and Frances followed a similar route to the Scars and they returned by the more direct routes of Rather Heath and Ashes Lane. The rest of the groups commenced from Staveley.
Paul's group headed for Grasgarth on the slopes of Hugill Fell. They crossed fell over Mickle Moss and descended to Kentmere Hall, then they re…