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Walking (Amblers)

Meeting Details

Meeting DayThursday
TimeVaries
FrequencyVaries
LocationVarious
Co-ordinator(s)Several

What we do

There are four separate Amblers groups, walking in different locations, but with similar approaches. All four meet twice each month.

Amblers 1 & Amblers 2 walks proceed at a fairly gentle pace, are about 5 miles long without much climbing (maybe 500 feet or so, depending on the leaders). Along the way we stop for a coffee break and a picnic lunch. Dogs on leads are allowed on walks in group 1, but not in group 2.

Amblers 3 has the possibility of a pub or cafe lunch at the end of the walk instead of a break for lunch (particularly in the Winter months). A visit to a garden or historical site might be included during or following a walk.

Amblers 4 aims to finish before lunch.

Members may only join one of the four Amblers Groups. (to allow for our large number of enthusiastic amblers) However, a member can belong to one Amblers group AND one Amblers Plus group.

 

AMBLERS 1 (Dogs on leads allowed)

Co-ordinator: Carolyn Lowe

Twice a month – 1st & 3rd Thursday

(About 5 miles long and not too much up)

Date Leaders
Jan 2 Anne Parr
jan 16 Jane Storer
Feb 6 Judith Leppington
Feb 20 Anne Kirby
Mar 5 Ian Hatton
Mar 19 Gwen Major
Apr 2 Carolyn Lowe
Apr 16 Anne Parr

If more detailed information is required please contact the named leader(s).

Volunteers please to lead walks in the future – contact Group Co-ordinator – Carolynlydialowe@btinternet.com

 

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AMBLERS 2 (Dog free)

Walks on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month

Co-ordinators: Richard Pealing richardpealing@btinternet.com

Malcolm Scott malcolmscott183@btinternet.com

We walk about 5 miles with not too many steep climbs. All walks start at 10.30am. We are now in a position to take new members.

The walks are as follows:

Date Leaders
2 Jan Peter & Angela Davenport
16 Jan Audrey Howe
6 Feb Alan & Pippa Lord
20 Feb Malcolm Scott
5 Mar John Iddon & Rosemary Spencer
19 Mar Margaret & Ernest Phillips
2 Apr Anita Carey
16 Apr Ray Green & Jan Tawn

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AMBLERS 3

Co-ordinators: Alistair Craghill arcraghill@hotmail.com

Jeremy Caton jeremycaton@aol.com

Twice or three times a month – Thursday

1st, 3rd and occasional 5th Thursday . We walk about 5 miles with not too many’ ups ‘and are happy to cope with stiles .We usually start at 10.00A.M. and end with a pub/cafe lunch or sometimes a picnic. We welcome bus based walks and try to arrange car share points.

Date Leaders
July 18 Catherine Donkersloot and Jacqui Foulkes
Aug 1 David and Angela Airey
Aug 15 Mary Howard and Jean Barnes
Aug 29 Juliet Townsend
Sept 19 Gillian Taylor
Oct 3 Helen Morris & Joan Fox
Oct 17 Sheila Watson
Oct 13 Pauline Hughes
Nov 7 Freda & Friends
Nov 21 Rosemary Bennett, Aida SuttonDavid Little
Dec 5 George McCann , Jenny Colquhoun
Dec 19 Jeremy  Caton, Barbara Phillips
Jan 2 NO WALK
Jan 16 XMAS MEAL & WALK

We have a couple of spare places and operate a waiting list if necessary

We hope to fill the places at the coffee morning !

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AMBLERS 4 (Dog Free)

Co-ordinators: Anne Urquhart anneurquhart2@gmail.com

Alison and Garnet Fishwick gafishwick@hotmail.co.uk

Twice monthly - 1st and 3rd Thursdays

 

We start walking at 10.00, keeping a steady pace for around 5 miles, aiming to be back at the start point by 1.00 before lunch time, so there will usually be only 1 planned stop for coffee. We will happily tackle stiles, stream crossings, occasional very easy scrambles and a bit of height gain, up to about 500feet. We arrange a ‘car sharing’ point for more distant walks.

 

 

LAST WALK - 16 January - Yealand Conyers

18 of us enjoyed a surprisingly dry walk in Yealand, and a festive lunch at the New Inn, at which David Little handed over his co-ordinator responsibilities to Garnet and Alison Fishwick. Photo attached as we set off.

NEXT WALK

Date: Thursday Feb 6th 2020

Leader: Anne Urquhart 07748388014

Car sharing: Nil as local to Kendal. (Please let me know (tel or email by Wed eve) if anyone wants a lift from the Kendal college)

Meeting Place/start: Layby on Brigsteer Road.

Grid ref:mapOL7-502 917

Go up Gillingate and turn Left 200 yds before crossroads, onto Brigsteer Road. Cross the bypass in ½ mile, then park in potholed layby on the left 200 yds further on just past the racecourse entrance.

Start Time: 10am

Description: Muddy paths, limestone tracks and minor roads exploring Helsington Barrows.

Distance: Under 5 miles

Stiles: 5-6, 1 very steep

Height gain: 510 feet

Comments: Likely to be muddy!. Layby is quite long for parking, but take care with the potholes.



FUTURE WALKS

Date Leaders Venue
Feb 6 Anne Urquhart  
Feb 20 Jane Willis  
Mar 5 Suan Marston  
Mar 19 Kath Rawlinson  
Apr 2 Garnet Fishwick  
Apr 16 Moira Williams  

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