Saturday, 31 December 2011

Christmas day was a tad windy......

Windy Walla
Here's yours truly trying to stay upright and not lose me cap...... This was just on the path on Walla Crag near the summit cairn, I was trying to stay on my feet and reach the cairn too.  We only met one other person whilst up there.  Usually we go much further on Christmas Day but not this year the wind was gusting across the lake and it was a struggle, reminded me of the mountain festival up on the Hindscarth ridge where Jane and I could not stay on our feet back in May....

So its been a windy December so far and I wonder what is in store for the next few weeks. Meanwhile, we want to wish you all A Happy New Year from the KR team and hope you all have a prosperous and peaceful year and your very good health; cheers!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas Walks 2011 - Bookings now being taken £20 per person

6th December 2011 Carrock Fell back of Blencathra, snow drifts were 3 feet deep on the top

These Christmas walks need to be booked so you must contact the leader by phone or email to confirm if you are going and leave a mobile phone number.

Wednesday 28th December
Catbells at Christmas
Time for a walk today? Come and join experienced and knowledgeable local leaders Alison and Halle, walk off some of those Christmas calories whilst discovering the history of the landscape.

Meet at 1000hrs at the Moot Hall, Keswick (Tourist Information Centre). If the launch is running ( weather dependant) we'll go across the lake to start this classic walk up Catbells.

Enjoy the beautiful views over Derwentwater and the Newlands Valley. Returning along the lakeshore, this walk encapsulates the best the Lake District has to offer.

Distance 8km/ 5 miles
Ascent 460m / 1510 ft

Thursday 29th December
Blencathra with Pete and Lyn Armstrong and Bella the Border Terrier.
Phone for details as the route and length of the walk depend on the conditions on the day.

Friday 30th December
Barrow above Braithwaite
Meet at 10am in the car park of the Swinside Inn for a walk up Barrow to burn off all that Christmas indulgence! Join Cathy and Skye for a winter walk up one of the best of Lakeland's lower fells. The exact route will depend on the weather. A glorious sunny day may tempt us up Barrow's ridge and over to Outerside as well but a wet and windy morning might lead to a dash for the summit and back to sit by the fire in the Swinside's cosy bar. Families are welcome (children half price) Ring or email Cathy to book. Let her know if you need a lift from Keswick or would like to share a taxi