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Walking (Fell Wanderers)

Meeting Details

Meeting DayThird Thursday

What we do

Co-ordinators: Jenny Kelly

Martin Evans

This group's walks are more challenging than the Ramblers Group and take place once a month on the third Thursday. We do go out all the year round and in all weathers. Members must be equipped for adverse conditions: weather and underfoot conditions are often very different at higher levels. Walks are generally on the fells using paths and tracks, doubtless rough in places. Where possible we plan to include fell summits on our days out, some reasonable scrambling may be involved, for example Striding Edge and Swirral Edge or the Bad Step on Crinkle Crags. Mileage and climbing are variable depending on the terrain and the weather but is generally 13 - 19km (8 - 12 miles) and 750 - 1000m (2500 - 3500 ft) of climbing. We aim to be out for 6-7 hours, moderate walking. The route is tailored on the day to the weather and ground conditions, and indeed the wishes of the group.

All walks must be pre-booked and, for safety reasons, numbers are restricted to 15. At the moment the group is full.

Date Venue Leader
20 Apr  Tba Diane & Graham Knaggs
18 May Rannerdale and Grasmoor Anthony Paddle
15 June Walla Crag and 6 Wainwrights Dave Harrison
20 July  The source of the Kent Richard Slater
17 Aug  Tba Margaret & Martin Evans


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