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2008

2009

Date Event Contact
Mar 2 - Tuesday Committee meeting in the Rifleman's Arms at 7.30, followed by a social for all in the bar afterwards. Clare Fox
01539 727531
March 6 - Sat

Krysia's Appetite Enhancer. Meet at Lane Ends, Haverthwaite OL7 GR 341 844 at 11am, for a 6 miles walk over Trundle Brow, Bishops Allotments and Haverthwaite Heights.
Followed by -
Annual dinner at the Eagle and Child, Staveley. 7.30.
Please pre-book your meal with Val.

Krysia


Val Calder
01539 727109

March 12-14 Working Weekend and Trustees Meeting at High House Hugh Taylor
01524 762067
March 16 - Tues Slide Show - Tasmania. Part 2 of Alec & Krysia's trip down under.
Held in the Strickland Arms, 7.30 for 7.45, with a buffet to follow.
Guests welcome.
Mick Fox
01539 727531
March 18 - 22 Scottish Meet. A return visit to the comfortable Lodge Hotel in Newtonmore for
5 nights dinner, bed, and breakfast - £130 each.
Clare Fox
01539 727531
April 1 - 5 High House reserved for Fellfarers - Easter.
Bring your Easter Eggs and chocolate bunnies!
Hugh Taylor
01524 762067
April 6 - Tuesday Committee meeting in the Rifleman's Arms at 7.30, followed by a social for all in the bar afterwards. Clare Fox
01539 727531
April 10 - Sat Walk/Meal - Meet 12 noon at the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal for a walk of about 10 miles to the Derby Arms at Witherslack for a meal and refreshments. Return to Kendal via bus. Bill Hogarth
01539 728569
April 16 - 26 Spanish Meet. Villa + Camping at Alora in Andalucia, about 25 miles north of Malaga and about 60 miles west of Granada.
Activities will include Climbing at El Chorro: Walking in the Parque Natural de Torcal: Birding at Laguna de Fuente de Piedra: Culture in the amazing Alhambra in Granada: plus chilling out in the sun!
Note: This event was cancelled due to the volcano, and is being re-booked for later in the year.
Jason Smallwood
01539 738451
April 28 - Wed Mid-Week Walk. Trial event! Meet 10.30AM at the lane end at the foot of Westmorland Borrowdale, Grid Ref 607 015 on OL19 Howgill Fells. (Close to Low Borrow Bridge) on Wednesday 28th April for a 6 mile circuit over Grayrigg Common. Ring Roger to share cars, or if the weather is bad.  
Roger Atkinson
01539 732490
April 29 - Thurs Climbing for all. Hurray, the summer season starts again at Hutton Roof Crag GR SD 565 782 anytime between 6pm and dusk, finishing in the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal. Continues every Thursday though the summer. Peter Goff
01524 736990
April 30 - May 3 High House reserved for Fellfarers - May Day. Hugh Taylor
01524 762067
May 4 - Tuesday Committee meeting in the Rifleman's Arms at 7.30, followed by a social for all in the bar afterwards. Clare Fox
01539 727531
May 22 & 23 Welsh Meet in the Oread Hut at Rhyd Ddu, near Beddgelert in North Wales Bill Hogarth
01539 728569
May 26 - Wed Mid-week Meander. Meet 10am at the Cross Keys Temperance Inn, Cautley   for coffee (GR: SD 698 969). Then via Cautley Spout to Calders returning by Great and Little Dummacks (afternoon tea - optional!) Hugh Taylor
01524 762067
May 28 - June 6 High House reserved for Fellfarers - Spring Bank Holiday week Hugh Taylor
01524 762067
May 31 - June 2 Walters Water Weekend based at St Anne's School, Windermere. Access to the lake, and room for 12 tents. Cost approx £5pppn. GR402993. Through the blue gates immediately left after the Cook House roundabout. Tony Walshaw
015395 52491
June 4 - 6 High House reserved for Fellfarers Hugh Taylor
01524 762067
June 8 - Tuesday Committee meeting in the Rifleman's Arms at 7.30, followed by a social for all in the bar afterwards. Note change of date! Clare Fox
01539 727531
June 13 - Sunday Family walk and picnic. Everyone from 1 to 100 years welcome! Start at 11.00am on the ferry from Ferry Nab, along Windermere and up over Claife Heights. A walk of about 6 miles. Jason Smallwood
01539 738451
June 15 - Tuesday Minibus trip to South Wales. Meeting to discuss final details at Clare and Mick's house. Clare Fox
01539 727531
June 18 - 20 Yorkshire Meet, Camping in Littondale near Arncliffe. Plenty of walking, climbing, and cycling. Peter Goff
01524 736990
June 23 - Wed Mid-week Meander. Meet at 10.30 am at the Cotegill Bridge on the B6259, GR 774 969 on OL19 for a 6 mile walk over Wild Boar Fell.
Roger Atkinson
01539 732490
June 29 - Tuesday Evening Walk. '5 Wells' at Silverdale. Starting at Woodwell car park (GR465742) at 18.30. A walk of about 5 miles (2.5 hours) Peter Goff
01524 736990
July 30 - Sept 2 Summer Holidays at High House. Five whole weeks reserved for Fellfarers - Hugh Taylor
01524 762067
Aug 3 - Tues Committee meeting in the Rifleman's Arms at 7.30, followed by a social for all in the bar afterwards. Clare Fox
01539 727531

Aug 7 - Sat

Borrowdale Fell Race. The Club provides all the Check Point Marshalls for this event, so contact Peter Goff if you would like to volunteer, or just come along and support Fellfarer Colin Jennings who is running the race.
Because of the popularity of this event last year, 16 bed spaces will be reserved for Marshalls, and anyone else wishing to stay must book a space with Peter Goff.

Peter Goff
01524 736990

Aug 11 - Wed Family Orienteering Event on Scout Scar. Starts at the old race course on Brigsteer Road. Park on the Brigsteer Rd at GR 502917 and walk across the old race course to the next stile, where we will be waiting.
  • You can start any time between 6 and 7 pm.
  • Do it alone or with family/ friends.
  • There will be a decent number of controls (ie checkpoints) which are designed to be achievable if you have young kids along, too
  • The event will be run as a score event - ie you will have 60 mins in which to score as many points as possible (harder controls are worth more points).
  • Your map with controls marked on it will be handed to you as you begin your 60 min time slot.
  • A compass is recommended but GPS not allowed.
  • Results will be available in the Rifleman's the following evening.
Steve Lee
01539 741318
Aug 16 - 20 High House Work party to repair the outside corner wall of the Men's End. Mick Fox
01539 727531
Aug 24 - Tues

Evening Walk. Visit the Leighton Moss Reserve with RSPB employee and Fellfarer Paul East. Meet at 7pm in the rear car park at the Visitor Centre
(GR OL7 478 570)

Jason Smallwood
01539 738451
Aug 25 - Wed Mid-Week Walk. The Westmorland Horseshoe. Meet 10.30 at Shap Summit (GR OL7 554 063) for a walk of 6 miles. Roger Atkinson
01539 732490
Sept 4 - Sat Walk/Meal. Meet at 10.30 in the Gummer's Howe car park (GR OL7 389 875) for an 8 miles walk, with lunch at the Masons Arms, Strawberry Bank. Cath & Mike Palk
01524 736548
Sept 7 - Tues Committee meeting in the Rifleman's Arms at 7.30, followed by a social for all in the bar afterwards. Clare Fox
01539 727531
Sept 10 - 12 Duddon Valley Meet. Staying in the Wallowbarrow Camping Barn. Note that the Barn is now fully booked, but there is camping nearby Jason Smallwood
01539 738451
Sept 17 - 19

Working Weekend at High House. The major job is planned to be the replacement of all the guttering and downspouts etc.
Followed by the Borrowdale Show on the Sunday

Hugh Taylor
01524 762067
Sept 22 - Wed Mid-Week Walk. Pendle Hill & Ogden Clough Reservoirs's. Meet in the car park in Barley at 10.30 (GR Ol41 823 403) for a 6 mile walk. Joan Abbot
07979 773757
Sept 23 - Thurs We are sad to announce the death of Walter Dennison aged 95. He was the oldest living member and one of the original members who helped to convert High House from a ruin. His cremation was held on September 23, 2010, and the thoughts of many members will be with Dot his wife and Susan his daughter.
 
Oct 19 - Tues Slideshow of Irene and Graham Ramsbottoms trip to Cambodia, Vietnam, Austrailia, and New Zealand. Held in the Strickland Arms, 7.30 for 7.45, with a buffet to follow. Guests welcome Jason Smallwood
01539 738451
Oct 20 - Wed Mid-Week Walk. Woodland Fell. Meet at 10.30 at the triangular piece of land at the road junction 500 yards north of Woodlands Church (GR OL6 248 895) for a 5 mile walk. Mick Fox
01539 727531
Oct 22 - 28 High House reserved for Fellfarers - Half Term Hugh Taylor
01524 762067
October 23 - Sat BMC Club & Huts Seminar at Plas y Brenin Clare Fox
01539 727531
Nov 12 - 14 High House reserved for Fellfarers - Remembrance Sunday Hugh Taylor
01524 762067
Nov 16 - Tues Slideshow of the Club meets in Newtonmore and Pembroke/Brecon Beacons earlier this year. Held in the Strickland Arms, 7.30 for 7.45, with a buffet to follow. Guests welcome
Jason Smallwood
01539 738451
Nov 18 - 21 Kendal Mountain Festival based at the Brewery Arts Centre Web Site
Nov 24 - Wed Mid-Week Walk. In Mardale, including the Measand Beck waterfalls. Meet at 10am at Naddle Bridge near Burnbanks - GR 511159. Distance 6 miles. Colin Hunter
  Congratulations to member Mel Middleton on topping out on Mera Peak, 6,476m, and Island Peak, 6,189m, both in Nepal.  
Nov 27 - Sat Weekend Walk - The Crummackdale Horseshoe. Meet at Townend, Austwick at 10am. Distance 8 miles. Peter Goff
01524 73699
Dec 10 - Fri Book Launch at the Kendal Golf Club followed by a social evening with sandwiches. Start 7.30 Mick Fox
01539 727531
Dec 15 - Wed Mid-Week Walk. Potter Fell and Craggy Wodds. Meet at 11am in Wilfs cafe in Staveley, GR 471983. To be followed by refreshments/meal in Staveley. Clare Fox
01539 727531
Dec 18 - Sat Sunrise Walk - Meet in the main car park on the Underbarrow road at 7am for a walk along Scout Scar to watch the sunrise. Breakfast afterwards in the Union Jack Cafe in Kirkland, Kendal. Bill Hogarth
01539 728569
Dec 24 - Fri Carol Singing in the Riflemans Arms from 8pm onwards. Jason Smallwood
01539 738451
Dec 24 - Jan 2

High House reserved for Fellfarers - Christmas & New Year
Including the annual All Terrain Toboggan Trials on new years day.

Jason Smallwood
01539 738451
 
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