Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Keswick Mountain Festival 2014

The dates of the KMF 2014 are 15th - 18th May.

You'll notice that the festival is only on for four days this year, Thursday to Sunday...Wednesday has been dropped. There's new management involved in the festival this year which unsurprisingly meant a hike in price to providers, though KR with their customary restraint have not passed this on; our charges remain the same as last year...£20 per walk. New management, I'm assured, means increased numbers attending the festival which will more than make up for increased charges...Hmmm.

I hope you're coming to the festival this year and here to whet your appetite is KR's programme for the four days. More fulsome information is available on the KMF website where, from 20 January, bookings can be made at... http://www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk/activities/category/hike

Thursday 15 May.

1. Skiddaw's 7 Wainwrights...with Halle and Alison

2. Not the Fairfield Horseshoe...with Cathy

3. Cam Crag Ridge and Rosthwaite Fell... with Pete and Lyn

Friday 16 May.

4. Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head ridge...with Halle and Alison

5. Easdale Tarn and Blea Rigg...with Cathy

6. Buttermere to Keswick, over the tops...with Pete and Lyn

Saturday 17 May

7. Catbells and the Lakeshore...with Halle and Alison

8. Blencathra and Bannerdale Crags... with Cathy

9. Pavey Ark and the Langdale Pikes... with Pete and Lyn.

Sunday 18 May

10. Grisedale Pike...with Halle and Alison

11. Bessyboot and Glaramara...with Cathy. (Hike and Navigation)

12. The Dodds; Stybarrow Dodd to Clough Head...with Pete and Lyn

You can see pictures of all these walks by clicking on the list in the right hand column.

Monday, 6 January 2014

A photo taken down by the lake on Boxing Day

Paul Ross holding Nettle, Marea with Bess, Pete with Bella and Dennis with two retired hound trailers.
Some of you may remember the old days of Keswick Rambles when Paul Ross was one of our leaders and then he decamped to Colorado for about 14 years, well he is back and still keeping Jack Russell terriers so we all went for a hike together for old time's sake. Paul is still a very active climber and he is well known around here for putting up many new routes on the local crags and also loads of them in the US too.

We have also confirmed the hikes we are doing for the Keswick Mountain Festival 2014 and the dates for that are 15th to 18th May.  The organisers have cut the festival down from 5 days to only 4 so it starts on the Thursday until the Sunday.  I will post up the hikes very soon but there are not as many hike providers as in previous years so you may find that you need to book well ahead to make sure of your place. Don't say I didn't warn you.