FOOTLOOSE WALKS PROGRAMME
OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017


 OCTOBER 2017

Sunday

1 October

No Walk – Alnwick Weekend !

 

 

Sunday

8 October

10:00 am

 

WALK: GRASMERE – EASDALE TARN, COLEDALE TARN, TARN CRAG GRASMERE

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate - 8 miles 5 hours. (Includes steepish descent.)

START POINT: Meet in Square opposite Heaton Cooper Shop etc.  Plenty of parking options in Grasmere.
NY 337 076

 Simon Hughes

Sunday

15 October

10:00 am

 

WALK: Cautley Spout, The Calf, Bram Rigg Top, Calders, Arant Haw, Winder, Sedbergh and back along the valley path to the Cross Keys.

GRADE/MILES ETC: Hard, 11 miles, 2630ft accent, one steep accent and decent minimum exposure.

START POINT: Road side parking just beyond Cross Keys pub on A683 – Sedbergh to Kirby Stephen Road (SD 698 969). Lift sharing advised limited parking.

John Doffegnies

 

Sunday

22 October

10:00 am

WALK: Kirby Stephen to Nine Standards Rigg

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy/Moderate 9.6 miles, and 614 metres ascent. There may be a short steep descent down a grassy slope. Finishing at the Nateby Inn, for a drink, and possibly a pork pie – no promises about the pork pie.

START POINT: Nateby NY 774 066

Derwent Donaldson

 

 

Sunday

29 October

10:00 am

 

WALK: Troutbeck  , Garburn Pass , Mickle Moss , Moor Howe .

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate ( ? ) , 9 miles , 1,250 ft

START POINT: Church Bridge , Troutbeck
NY 412 027

Jim Nicholson


 


NOVEMBER 2017

Sunday

5 November

10:00 am

 

WALK: A Tilberthwaite Ramble which may include Holme Fell Depending on Weather.

GRADE/MILES ETC:  Easy to Moderate (If Holme Fell Included)  7-8 miles 5 hours

START POINT: Meet at free parking Tilberthwaite.
NY 306 010

Simon Hughes


Sunday

12 November

10:00 am

 

WALK: Coniston -Grizedale Circuit    

Route dependent on weather . Bad weather alternative available

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 10 miles
1000ft ascent approx.

START POINT: Behind Ruskin Museum Coniston
SD 301 978

Jean Savage


Sunday

19 November

9:30 am

WALK: Aira Force, Gowbarrow, Little and Great Mell Fell.

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate to Hard – 14 Miles (22k) - 900m ascent

START POINT: Air Force Car Park NY 401 201 (National Trust Pay Car Park)

Norman French

Sunday

26 November

10:00 am

 

WALK: Cartmel 'Cracker'
A medley of paths and green lanes, some familiar, some rarely walked, around Cartmel.

GRADE/MILES ETC: 8.5 miles Easy (NB some wet spots!)

START POINT: Meet Cartmel Race Course Car Park SD 377 787

Tony Mayo


 


 DECEMBER 2017

Sunday

3 December

10:00 am

 

WALK: Windermere to Ambleside via Troutbeck.

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 8 miles with steep descent from Wansfell.

START POINT:   Windermere Tourist Information centre, Victoria St, LA23 1AD.

Return to Windermere by bus.

Paul Holroyd

 


Sunday

10 December

10:00 am

Start times may change – watch this space

 

AGM Walks

WALK 1: Grange Cartmel Grange via The Hospice

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy 7 miles

START POINT: The walk will start from the Railway Station as at this point not sure whether we can park in Netherwood throughout the day.  Time may change depending on timing of the meal.
SD 412 782

WALK 2: A circuit of Whitbarrow Scar

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy/Moderate 8 miles (including one steep climb)

START POINT: Witherslack Hall SD 437 860



Simon Hughes

 




John Lee

Sunday

17 December

9:30 am


WALK: Ingleborough circuit - Clapham Dale, Ingleborough, Sulber, Long Scar, Clapham.

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate  9 miles, 2500 ft ascent.

START POINT: Clapham car park, SD 746 692.


Enid & John

Sunday

24 December


No Walk

 

 

Sunday

26 December

10:00 am

WALK: Boxing Day Walk - Coffin Route – Ambleside to Grasmere

GRADE/MILES ETC:  Easy 6 Miles

START POINT:  Meet Outside Gaynors – Ambleside
NY 377 045

Whoever turns up!

Sunday

31 December


No Walk

 

 



 January 2018

Monday

1 January

10:30 am

WALK: Coniston Old Man

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate (dependant on weather)

START POINT: Coniston Tourist Information Centre SD 304 976

Anne Strange