Showing posts from August, 2021

THRELKELD 15th August 2021

 THRELKELD As the coach travelled through the Lakes one or two routes were amended when the poor weather and cloudy became obvious. At Dunmail Raise the Oldhams were first off the coach. Starting with Seat Sandal and Dolywaggon Pike they aimed to do as many of the Dodds and Cloughs as the weather would allow.... Stuart’s group set off along The Thirlmere west shore path following a slippery path of wet stones through the bracken. Crossing the High and Low Riggs they joined the railway path to Threlkeld. John G’s group were next off at Wanthwaite.   They ascended Clough Head via Wanthwaite Bank and descended by Mosedale to the Old Coach Road and so to Threlkeld. There were few views till later in the day. Each of the other groups started heir walks from Threlkeld. Geoff headed up Halls Fell to Blencathra wisely avoiding Striding Edge and found heavy cloud on the featureless Mungrisdale Common while crossing to Blease Fell. Huw and Steve trailed up to Skiddaw House only to fi

STAVELEY 2nd Aug 2021

  It was good to be back on the Fells again! Although many members have been out walking over the past eighteen months, few had been on the high fells. With that in mind most leaders planned walks that were of a moderate nature and well within our members’ capability. Predictably the Oldham group set off on a 2500’  route to achieve Hollow Moor above Kentmere and return along Sleddale and Potter Fell – an easy 14 miles ? Geoff and Mike took their group up Brunt Knott and returned over Green Quarter and Staveley Head Fell. 12 miles and 2200’. Paul C and his group went north west to Hugill Fell to return over Middle Elfhowe – totalling 11 miles and 1500’. Mike J and Mike B led their groups up a very steep Potter Fell to Potter Tarn and Gurnal Dubbs. Mike J‘s party continued along the Fell Road to Birk Rigg adding a further 300’ to their expedition.                  After watching some brave swimmers in the tarn and not being the least bit tempted, Mike’s group descended to the