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Great Rigg from Rydal

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7th December 2012
ASCENT: 696 Metres, 2,283 Feet
MILES: 7.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Nab Scar – Heron Pike – Great Rigg – Stone Arthur
ROUTE: Rydal – Nab Scar – Heron Pike – Great Rigg – Stone Arthur – Greenhead Gill – Alcock Tarn – Brackenfell Woods – Rydal Coffin Route – Rydal
 

‘A grand day for it’ Bow Fell to Esk Pike

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2nd December 2012
ASCENT: 966 Metres, 3,169 Feet
MILES: 9.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Bow Fell – Esk Pike – Allen Crags – Rossett Pike
ROUTE: Old Dungeon Ghyll – Stool End Farm – The Band – Three Tarns – Bow Fell – Ore Gap – Esk Pike – Esk Hause – Allen Crags – Angle Tarn (Langstrath)  – Rossett Pike – Cumbrian Way  – Rossett Gill – Mickleden – Old Dungeon Ghyll
 

The Wythburn Fells

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23rd November 2012
ASCENT: 798 Metres, 2,618 Feet
MILES: 9.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Ullscarth – High Raise – Calf Crag – Steel Fell
ROUTE: Wythburn – Birk Crag – Harrop Tarn – Mosshause Gill – Standing Crag – Ullscarth – Greenup Edge – Low White Stones – High Raise – Sergeant Man – Deep Slack – Brownrigg Moss – Steel Fell – Steel Fell North Ridge – Steel End – Wythburn
 

Grisedale Pike, Whiteside & Force Crag Mine

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18th November 2012
ASCENT: 736 Metres  2,414 Feet
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Grisedale Pike – Hopegill Head – Whiteside
ROUTE: Whinlatter – Kinn – Sleet How – Grisedale Pike – Hobcarton Crag – Hopegill Head – Whiteside – Hopegill Head – Sand Hill – Coledale Hause – Force Crag Mine – Coledale Valley – Whinlatter
 

Great Gable Remembrance Day Service

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11th November 2012
ASCENT: 2,400 Ft, 716 Meters
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Green Gable – Great Gable – Haystacks
ROUTE: Honister Slate Mine – Gillercomb Head – Green Gable – Windy Gap – Great Gable – Windy Gap – Moses Trod – Haystacks – Innominate Tarn – Blackbeck Tarn – Dubs Bottom – Dubs Hut – Honister Slate Mine
 

One year on…

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27th October 2012
ASCENT: 3,713 Feet, 1,132 Metres
MILES: 12.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Place Fell – Angletarn Pikes – The Knott – High Street – Thornthwaite Crag
ROUTE: Hartsop – Dubhow – Beckstones – Crookabeck – Rooking – Side Farm – Place Fell – Round How – Steel Edge – Boredale Hause – Angletarn Pikes – Angle Tarn – Satura Crag – The Knott – Straights Of Riggindale – High Street  – Thornthwaite Crag – Thresthwaite Mouth – Pasture Bottom – Pasture Beck -  Hartsop
 

The Coniston Fells Part II

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19th October 2012
ASCENT: 3,612 Feet, 1,101 Metres
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Wetherlam – Swirl How – Great Carrs – Grey Friar – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Silver Bank – Miners Bridge – Lad Stones – Red Gill Head Moss – Wetherlam – Prison Band – Swirl How – Great Carrs – Grey Friar – Fairfield Col – Swirl Band – Levers Hawse – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man – Low Water – Boulder Valley – Miners Bridge – Silver Bank
 

Raven Crag & Armboth Fell

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13th October 2012
ASCENT: 1,800 Feet, 548 Metres
MILES: 7.5
WAINWRIGHTS:

2, Armboth Fell & Raven Crag

ROUTE:

Armboth – Lake Path – Forest Track to Raven Crag – Sippling Crag (The Benn) – Raven Crag- Castle Crag (Fort) Forest Track – Armboth Fell – Fisher Gill – Armboth

 

Helvellyn & the Nethermost Pike East Ridge

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7th October 2012
ASCENT: 3,149 Feet, 960 Metres
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Helvellyn & Nethermost Pike
ROUTE: Patterdale – Hole-in-the-Wall – Striding Edge – Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike – Nethermost Pike East Ridge – Hard Tarn – Eagle Crag – Nethermost Beck – Grisedale Valley – Patterdale
 

Five hours above Scandale

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21st September 2012
ASCENT: 2,191 Feet, 668 Metres
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Red Screes, Little Hart Crag, High Pike & Low Pike
ROUTE: Kirkstone Road – South Ridge – Snarker Pike – Raven Crag – Red Screes– Little Hart Crag – Scandale Tarn – High Bakestones – Scandale Head – Thack Bottom Edge – High Pike – Low Pike – High Sweden Bridge – Rough Sides – Kirkstone Road
 

Souther Fell & the Bannerdale East Ridge

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8th September 2012
ASCENT: 2,360Ft, 719 Metres
MILES: 8.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Souther Fell, Bannerdale Crags & Bowscale Fell
ROUTE: Inn – Souther Fell – River Glenderamackin – Bannerdale Crags East Ridge – Bannerdale Crags – Bowscale Fell – Tarn Crags – Bowscale Tarn – Bowscale Township – Mungrisdale Village – Mill Inn
 

Aira Force & Gowbarrow Fell

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18th August 2012
ASCENT: 1,069 Feet, 326 Metres
MILES: 4.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Gowbarrow Fell
ROUTE: Aira Force – High Force – Gowbarrow Fell – Gowbarrow Park – Green Hill – Aira Force
 

Clough Head via Fisher’s Wife’s Rake

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11th August 2012
ASCENT: 3,714 Feet, 1,132 Metres
MILES: 11.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watsons Dodd & Stybarrow Dodd
ROUTE: Wanthwaite – Hill Top Farm – Hill Top Quarries – Fisher’s Wife Rake – Jims Fold – Clough Head – Calfhow Pike – Great Dodd – Watsons Dodd – Stybarrow Dodd – Stybarrow Dodd West Ridge – Sticks Pass – Stanah – A591 – St Johns Beck – Bridge End Farm – Sosgill Bridge – B5322 -Wanthwaite
 

The Gable Girdle

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27th July 2012
ASCENT: 3,372 Feet 1,028 Metres
MILES: 6
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Great Gable
ROUTE:  
 

Branstree, Moasdale & The Old Corpse Road

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21st July 2012
ASCENT: 2,142 Feet, 653 Metres
MILES: 7.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Branstree
ROUTE: Haweswater Road – Hopgill Beck – Branstree North Ridge – Branstree – Selside Brow – Mosedale – Mosedale Cottage – Mosedale Beck – Swindale Head – The Old Corpse Road – Haweswater Road
 

A day in the clouds, Great End to Scafell Pike

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14th July 2012
ASCENT: 3,400 Feet, 1,035 Metres
MILES: 10
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag & Scafell Pike
ROUTE: Seathwaite – Stockley Bridge – Grains Gill – Ruddy Gill – Esk Hause – Calf Cove – Great End – Ill Crag – Broad Crag – Broad Crag Col – Scafell Pike – Lingmell Col – Corridor Route – Skew Gill – Styhead Tarn – Stockley Bridge – Seathwaite
 

Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride 2012

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8th July 2012
ASCENT: N/A
MILES: 64.4
WAINWRIGHTS: N/A
ROUTE: Manchester United Football Ground – Salford – Pendlebury – Worsley – Astley – Leigh – Westhoughton – Aspull – Haigh – Wigan – Standish – Coppull – Euxton – Leyland – Preston Docks –Penwortham – Warton – Lytham St Annes – St Annes – South Shore – Blackpool (Opposite Mirror Ball)
 

The High Street Roman Road - 'Brocavvm to Galava'

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30th June 2012
ASCENT: 4’000 Feet, 1,219 Metres
MILES: 5, Wether Hill, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, High Street & Thornthwaite Crag
WAINWRIGHTS: 25.1
ROUTE: Brougham Castle – BROCAVVM ROMAN FORT (Penrith) – Brougham Hall – Eamont Bridge – Yanwath – Tirril – Celleron -Winder Hall Farm – Moor Divock – Lambert Lad – Loadpot Hill – Wether Hill – Red Crag (High Street) – Raven Howe – High Raise (Martindale) – Rampsgill Head – Two Penny Crag -Straits of Riggindale – High Street – Thornthwaite Crag – Thornthwaite Beacon – Park Fell – Hagg Gill – Troutbeck Park – Ing Lane – Troutbeck – Truss Lane – A592 – Robin Lane – Jenkin Crag – High Skelghyll – Skelghyll Wood – A591 – A5075 – GALAVA ROMAN FORT (Ambleside)
 

Grasmoor via Dove Crag Arête

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14th June 2012
ASCENT: 2,550 Feet, 777.4 Metres
MILES: 6.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Grasmoor
ROUTE: Lanthwaite Green – Gasgale Gill – Dove Crags Arête – Grasmoor – Lad Hows – Cinderdale Common – Hause Point – Lake Road – Lanthwaite Green
 

All quiet on the Skiddaw front

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10th June 2012
ASCENT: 2,970 Feet, 905 Metres
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side & Skiddaw
ROUTE: Ravenstone Hotel – Watches – Ling How – Ullock Pike – Long side Edge – Long Side – Carl Side – Skiddaw – Broad End – Barkbeth Gill – Watches – Ravenstone Hotel
 

Harter Fell (Mardale) via Wren Gill Quarry

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3rd June 2012
ASCENT: 2, 300 Feet, 702 Metres
MILES: 8.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Harter Fell (Mardale) Kentmere Pike & Shipman Knotts
ROUTE: Sadgill, Longsleddale – Wren Gill Quarry – Adam Seat – Harter Fell (Mardale) – Kentmere Pike  – Goat Scar – Shipman Knotts – Longsleddale Pass – Sadgill
 

Nothing better than this…

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27th May 2012
ASCENT: 4,509 Feet, 1,377 Metres
MILES: 9.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Scafell, Slight Side
ROUTE: Wasdale Head – Down In The Dale –  Brackenclose – Lingmell – Lingmell Col – Scafell Pike – Lords Rake – Scafell – Long Green – Slight Side – Quargrigg Moss – Great How – Burnmoor Tarn – Down In The Dale – Wasdale Head
 

High on Langstrath

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20th May 2012
ASCENT: 3,850 Feet, 1,173 Metres
MILES: 12.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Eagle Crag, Sergeant’s Crag, High Raise, Rossett Pike
ROUTE: Stonethwaite – Greenup Gill – Eagle Crag – Sergeant’s Crag – Low White Stones – High Raise – Stake Pass – Buck Pike – Rossett Pike – Angle Tarn – Langstrath Valley – Tray Dub – Blackmoss Pot – Stonethwaite
 

Sharp Edge & The Hall’s Fell Ridge

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12th May 2012
ASCENT: 2,703 Feet , 823 Metres
MILES: 4.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Blencathra
ROUTE: Scales – Sharp Edge – Atkinson Pike (Hall’s Fell Top) – Blencathra – Hall’s Fell Ridge – Scales
 

Dow Crag via the South Rake

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3rd May 2012
ASCENT: 2,627 Feet, 801 Metres
MILES: 5.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dow Crag, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Walna Scar Road – Boo Tarn – The Cove – Goat’s Water – Dow Crag South Rake – Dow Crag – Goats Hawse – Brim Fell – Coniston Old Man – Coniston South Ridge –Boo Tarn – Walna Scar Road
 

Pillar from Bowness Knott

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30th April 2012
ASCENT: 3,288 Feet, 1,002 Metres
MILES: 11.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Haycock, Scoat Fell, Steeple & Pillar
ROUTE: Bowness Knott – Ennerdale Water – Irish Bridge – Woundell Beck –Caw Fell North Ridge – Haycock – Scoat Fell – Pillar Black Crag – Wind Gap – Pillar – White Pike – Ennerdale Plantations – Homestead – Moss Dub – Irish Bridge Ennnerdale Water – Bowness Knott
 

The Kirkstone Pass Fells

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28th April 2012
ASCENT: 3,215 Feet, 980 Metres
MILES: 8.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Middle Dodd, Red Screes, Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) & Hartsop Dodd
ROUTE: Cow Bridge – Brothers Water – Hartsop Hall – Middle Dodd – Smallthwaite Band – Red Screes – Kirkstone Pass – St Ravens Edge – John Bell’s Banner – Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) – Hartsop Dodd – Hartsop – Cow Bridge
 

Ingleborough & Whernside

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14th April 2012
ASCENT: 3,700 Feet, 1,127 Metres
MILES: 15.6
WAINWRIGHTS: N/A
ROUTE: Ingleton – Fell Lane – Crina Bottom – Ingleborough – Humphrey Bottom – Chapel-le-Dale – Bruntscar – High Pike – Whernside – Combe Scar – Scales Moor – Twisleton Scar – Roman Road – Oddies Lane – Ingleton
 

A Newlands Round from Little Town

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11th April 2012
ASCENT: 3,359 Feet, 1,024 Metres
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Robinson, Hindscarth, Dale Head, High Spy, Maiden Moor & Cat Bells
ROUTE: Newlands Church – High Snab Bank – Robinson – Littledale Edge – Hindscarth – Hindscarth Edge – Dale Head – Dale Head Tarn – High Spy – Narrow Moor – Maiden Moor – Cat Bells – Skelgill Bank – Little Town – Newlands Church
 

The Loweswater Fells

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31st March 2012
ASCENT: 3,295 Feet. 1,004 Metres
MILES: 9.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Mellbreak, Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell & Burnbank Fell
ROUTE: Loweswater – Kirkgate Farm – Melbreak – Mosedale – Hen Comb – Whiteoak Moss – Gavel Fell – Fothergill Head – Blake Fell – Burnbank Fell – Holme Beck – Holme Wood – Watergate Farm – Maggie’s Bridge – Loweswater – Kirkstile Inn
 

Bow Fell from Cockley Beck

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25th March 2012
ASCENT: 1,378 Metres, 4,520 Feet
MILES: 7.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Crinkle Crags & Bow Fell
ROUTE: Cockley Beck – Ulpha Fell – Little Stand – The Bad Step – Crinkle Crags – Three Tarns – Climbers Traverse – Bow Fell – Three Tarns – Lingcove Beck – Moasdale – Moasdale Beck – Cockley Bridge
 

The Wet Sleddale Horseshoe

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18th March 2012
ASCENT: 2,300 Feet, 702 Metres
MILES: 14
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Grey Crag, Tarn Crag (Longsleddale)
ROUTE: Wet Sleddale Reservoir Dam – Lunch House – Gray Bull – Sleddale Pike – Great Saddle Crag – Great Yarlside – Harrop Pike – Grey Crag – Tarn Crag, Longsleddale – Brunt Tongue – Mosedale Beck  – Scam Mathew – High Wether Howe – Haskew Tarn – Seat Robert – Willy Fold – Sleddale Hall – Wet Sleddale Reservoir Dam
 

The Grisedale Horseshoe

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10th March 2012
ASCENT: 4,590 Feet, 1,400 Metres
MILES: 11.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Saint Sunday Crag & Birks
ROUTE: Patterdale – Grisedale Bridge – Brownend Plantation – Hole-in-the-wall – Birkhouse Moor – Red Tarn (Helvellyn) – Swirral Edge – Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike – High Crag – Dollywagon Pike – Grisedale Tarn – Deepdale Hause – Saint Sunday Crag – Birks – Patterdale
 

Grasmoor From Crummock Water

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26th February 2012
ASCENT:

2791 Ft  852 Mtrs

MILES:  
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Grasmoor
ROUTE:  
 

Red Pike to Haystacks

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19th February 2012
ASCENT: 4,000 Feet, 1,220 Metres
MILES: 10.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag & Haystacks
ROUTE: Buttermere – Old Burtness – Bleaberry Tarn – Red Pike – High Stile – High Crag – Gamlin End – Seat – Scarth Gap – Haystacks – Blackbeck Tarn – Warnscale Beck – Warnscale bottom – Gatesgarth – Buttermere
 

The patron fell of Wasdale

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31st January 2012
ASCENT: 2,700 Feet, 823 Metres
MILES: 4.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Wasdale Head – Black Sail Pass – Kirk Fell – Kirk Fell Tarn – Kirk Fell Screes – St Olafs Church – Wasdale Head
 

Wetherlam & The Old Man Of Coniston

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22nd January 2012
ASCENT: 3,720 Feet
MILES: 7.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Brim Fell & The Old Man Of Coniston
ROUTE: Silver Bank – Miners Bridge – Coppermines Valley – Red Gill – Red Gill Head Moss – Wetherlam – Prison Band – Swirl Hawse – Swirl How – Brim Fell Rake – Brim Fell – The Old Man Of Coniston – Low Water – Boulder Valley – Miners Bridge – Silver Bank
 

Blencathra via the Hall’s Fell Ridge

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12th January 2012
ASCENT: 3,674 Feet, 1,120 Meters
MILES: 10.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Blencathra, Mungrisdale Common & Great Calva
ROUTE: Threlkeld – Hall’s Fell Ridge – Blencathra – Mungrisdale Common – River Caldew – Great Calva – Skiddaw House – Blencathra Centre – Threlkeld
 

High Raise from Grasmere via Helm Crag

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7th January 2012
ASCENT: 2,800 Feet, 854 Meters
MILES: 9.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Helm Crag, Gibson Knott, Calf Crag, High Raise, Sergeant Man
ROUTE: Grasmere – Easedale Road – Helm Crag – Gibson Knott – Calf Crag – Brownrigg Moss – Mere Beck – High Raise – Sergeant Man – Easedale Tarn – Easedale – Grasmere
 

A Skiddaw circuit via The Ullock Pike Ridge

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2nd January 2012
ASCENT: 4,290 Feet, 1,307 Meters
MILES: 12.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man & Lonscale Fell
ROUTE: High Side – Watches – Ullock Pike – Long side Edge – Long Side – Carl Side – Skiddaw – Skiddaw Little Man – Lonscale Fell – Skiddaw House – Dash Falls – Bakestall & Cock Up Lower Flanks – Barkbeth – High Side