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New date for Cat Bells walk - now the 24th. July

posted 5 Jul 2011, 15:26 by jenny rookes
I have been asked to change the date of the next walk to avoid a clash with the July Sesshin which might have prevented many people from coming.
So the Catbells walk will now take place on Sunday the 24th of July and I am very grateful to Gill for agreeing to lead it.
The Walk will start from Skelgill (Drive from Keswick on the A66 to Portinscale, pass through the village along the road signposted for Grange. After about two miles, at the junctions turn right signposted Skelgill. ) You will find a car park on the left. The spaces are limited and get filled quite early  - if there are difficulties on the day please liase by mobile phone - (Gill will give you her number if you contact her via the Googlegroup e mail).
The walk will leave the car park at 10.30 prompt unless we know someone is going to be late.
 From Skelgill we will ascend the grassy slopes to Catbells.  This is not a difficult climb (1480’) and the views are wonderful.  After that, we can descend on an easy path to Manesty and return along the lakeside.  This could easily be combined with a boat trip on the steamer and a stroll around Keswick (although this will have a cost).
 Keen walkers can continue along the ridge via Maiden Moor to High Spy.  From there it is possible to either descend down via Newlands valley or go on to ascend Dale Head and Hindscarth – the possibilities are endless!! 
If anyone would like to come on this walk and can offer, or needs, a lift please contact Gill James via the googlegroup. If anyone is coming from the east and is able to call and collect any monks who are coming from Throssel that would be much appreciated I'm sure.
As always, walkers need to be prepared for bad weather and to wear stout boots. The paths are not difficult but are rough and stony in parts and may be wet.