Weekends Away



Friday 27 - Sunday 29 March 2020

Book your own B&B

The walks for the weekend will be kindly led by Keith, Roy and Dave.

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Saturday 28 March - Helvellyn
Distance 10 miles, Grade B+
Ascent 3,300ft
Leader: Keith Povey

Owing to the limited parking and having to pay about £7 for the day, we can share cars out of Keswick. We will sort on the Friday night .

Start Point: The Swirls pay and display car park (we will car share from Keswick).

Grid Ref: NY317169.
Post Code: CA12 4TP

A strenuous walk; however an easier route, from the western side of Helvellyn, taking in three Wainwrights: Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike and Dollywagon Pike. We climb out of the Swirls CP on a zig zag path to Browncove Craggs, Helvellyn Lower Man, then on to the Helvellyn Summit (930m) shelter and memorial. From there we descend slightly to Nethermost Pike (891m) before reaching our third Wainwright of the day -Dollwagon Pike (858m). We then start our main descent to Grisedale Tarn, walking around the tarn to Hause Gap before descending down Raise Beck. Our route back to the car park follows a relatively easy forest trial.

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Saturday 28 March, Grade C
Roy Gatley

The C walk is about eight miles long, starting from the Tourist Information Centre in the Keswick market place at 10-00 am.

We start off around the head of the lake, then through Cockshot woods. Crossing the Borrowdale road, we continue on to Castlerigg. We then climb up to Walla Crag, the high point of the walk at 379 metres, with lovely views of the Lake. Onwards to Ashness Bridge (the highlight of any Lake District calendar). Dropping down to the lakeside, we follow the path back to Keswick.

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Sunday walk, C+ Dave Sidgwick

We start from the Moot Hall in the centre of Keswick. We climb to the top of Lattrigg, with good views of Keswick and surrounding countryside. Along the ridge, looking across to Blencathra, then down through the woods back to Keswick.

The walk will be about 6-7 miles.

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Saturday night meal : Skiddaw Hotel

Please can you let me know if you wish to join us for the meal by Feb 22nd 2020 as I need to confirm menu choices and final numbers with the hotel in advance.

Can you let me know your choice of food from the following choices: to cjbell2727@gmail.com. I will confirm I have received your reply. Let me know if you don't hear from me so I don't miss anyone out.

Three courses plus coffee and mints £24.00

Cumbrian Vegetable Broth
Local Game Terrine - Sweet onion chutney, granary bread
Smoked Salmon - Crème fraiche, capers, shallots,candied lemon
Asparagus & Wild Mushroom Tartlet - Goats cheese gratin

Main Courses:
Fell Bred Lamb Shank - Braised red cabbage and port, lamb jus
Lakes Breast of Chicken - Gratin potato, bacon and baby onion sauce
Cod Loin with Herb Crust - Baby spinach, pesto dressing
Spinach & Ricotta Strudel - Char grilled vegetables, tomato sauce

Desserts or Cheese:
Sticky Toffee Pudding Butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream
Strawberry Cheesecake Fruit coulis poached strawberries
Dark Chocolate Torte White chocolate sauce
Selection of Cumbrian Cheeses & Biscuits Celery and grapes

Coffee & Mints

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