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A winter scene in the Dales. Looking towards Ingleborough from Sulber Nick. Climbs of Ingleborough start from Horton or Ribblehead. We run these walks throughout the year.

Wharton Hall in the valley visited on walks from Kirkby Stephen. A favourite venue for many easier walks.

 

 

Other Events 2011

 

1 December - Beamsley Beacon (Thursday walk)

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3 November - Weets Hill, Lancashire (Thursday walk)

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17 August - Over Glaramara (Lakes walk)

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12 July - Langdale Skyline (Lakes Walk)

As the walk name suggested, this month's walk was along the ridges that form the Langdale valley. We started at a brisk pace from Chapel Stile through the quarry and onto Lingmoor, stopping at the tarn for coffee. We walked almost to the end of the ridge, then fought our way down the hillside through the bracken to Side House on the valley floor. After a short walk along the road we then battled our way up again onto the opposite side: a gruelling hour on scree and boulders with a final scramble to the top.

From thence we walked to Sergeants man enjoying the view over to Pavey Ark before turning back and walking the ridge to Blea Crag before descending to chapel stile at Silver How. The walk was 7 hours, 10 miles with 4,200ft of ascent.

Report by Jay Glasby

1. On Lingmoor Fell
2. Lingmoor Tarn
3. View across Langdale to Whitegill
4. View back to Lingmoor Fell and Side Pike
5. Starting up Whitegill
6. Under Whitegill Crag
7. Scrambling out at the top
8. Above Stickle Tarn
9. On Sergeant Man approx 740m
10. Somewhere near Raw Pike

Photos above by Damien Holloway

 


16 June - Portinscale to Seatoller (Lakes Walk)

Another splendid day in the lakes under mainly blue skies. Despite a very unpromising start weather wise, we had a fabulous walk from Portinscale over Catbells and Maiden Moor up to Dalehead before turning and heading down to Honister slate mine. We then took in Black star, Brandreth and Grey knotts before descending onto the road and heading for the bus at Seatoller, which we managed to catch by the skin of our teeth. In all the walk was 8 hours long , and was an impressive 14.4 miles with 5049 ft of ascent.

Report by Jay Glasby

1. Setting out from Portinscale
2. Cloud over Blencathra
3. View towards Skiddaw
4. View into Borrowdale
5. View towards Hindscarth
6. On the climb up to Dale Head
7. On Dale Head
8. View from Dale Head
9. On Black Star above Honister Crag
10. View east from Brandreth
11. On Grey Knotts
12. Leader abandons party racing for bus

Photos above by Damien Holloway

 


19 May - Scafell Pike from Langdale (Lakes Walk)

We had an excellent days walking in perfect weather from Langdale to Scafell Pike returning via Angle tarn and Rossett Pike. It was one of those perfect lake days when the views were so clear that the Isle of Man was plainly visible and when the evening sunlight played over the landscape and made everything look postcard perfect. We again had a good turn out; 13 of us did 14 miles and 6,000 ft of ascent, some intrepid walkers also crossed the Great Slab at Bowfell and if you check the FDR website for the photographs you will see us in action.

Report by Jay Glasby

Please click here to view photos of this event by Martin Housley (external web link)


26 April - Coniston Circular (Lakes Walk)

A good turnout for the first lake walk of 2011 kicked off what I hope will be a exciting programme of walks for 2011. Despite very mixed weather forecasts, eighteen of us assembled in Coniston car park to enjoy a fine day on the fells. After a sharp haul up to Rigg Head we trekked across Yewdale fell, an area not many had visited before and turned to climb up to Weatherlam via Steel Edge and a short scramble up Hen Crag to the summit.
From there we crossed Prison Band to Swirl Edge and then followed the ridge path to the Old Man of Coniston. Finally we worked our way down to the copper mine before enjoying a well earned pint in Coniston.
As the weather, despite predictions, was dry and clear we had fine views of the surrounding hills and fells throughout the day. The walk was just over 10 miles long with 4,000 feet of ascent.

Report by Jay Glasby, Lakes Walks Co-ordinator

Please click here to view photos of this event by Martin Housley (external web link)



7 April - Barden Moor Circular (Thursday Walk)

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