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Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

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12th November 2017
ASCENT: 3,461 Feet - 1,055 Metres
MILES: 10.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Birkhouse Moor - Helvellyn - White Side
ROUTE: Stybarrow Crag - Glenridding - Little Cove - Birkhouse Moor - Hole-in-the-Wall - Red Tarn - Swirral Edge - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Keppel Cove - Greenside Road - Glenridding - Stybarrow Crag
 

Crinkle Crags via Hell Gill

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29th October 2017
ASCENT: 2,831 Feet - 863 Metres
MILES: 7.5
WAINWRIGHTS: Crinkle Crags
ROUTE: Rossett Bridge - ODG - Stool End Farm - Oxendale - Hell Gill - Buscoe Syke - Three Tarns - Crinkle Crags - Great Knott - Red Tarn - Browney Gill - Oxendale - Stool End Farm - ODG - Rossett Bridge
 

Place Fell from Patterdale

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28th October 2017
ASCENT: 2,382 Feet - 726 Metres
MILES: 7.6
WAINWRIGHTS: Place Fell
ROUTE: Patterdale - Side Farm - Boredale Hause - Round How - Place Fell - Scalehow Force - Ullswater Shore Path back to Side Farm - Patterdale
 

Dove Crag via the Dovedale Valley

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8th October 2017
ASCENT: 2,583 Feet - 787 Metres
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dove Crag - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd
ROUTE: Cow Bridge - Brothers Water - Hartsop Hall - Dovedale - Houndshope Cove - Priest Hole - Dove Crag - High Bakestones - Bakestones Moss - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Hartsop Hall - Brothers Water - Cow Bridge
 

Nab Scar, Alcock Tarn and Loughrigg Fell

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24th September 2017
ASCENT: 2,572 Feet 784 Metres
MILES: 6.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Nab Scar - Loughrigg Fell
ROUTE: Rydal Church - Nab Scar - Allcock Tarn - Brackenfell Wood - A591 - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Fell - Loughrigg Cave - Rydal Water - Rydal Church - Rydal Hall - Rydal Church
 

The Dodds from Sticks Pass

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16th September 2017
ASCENT: 3,025 Feet - 922 Metres
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Stybarrow Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Great Dodd - Clough Head
ROUTE: Sticks Pass - Stybarrow Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Calfhow Pike - Great Dodd - Clough Head - Threlkeld Knotts - Old Coach Road - Wanthwaite
 

The Esk Hause Fells from Seathwaite

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2nd Septembert 2017
ASCENT: 4,154 Feet - 1,266 Metres
MILES: 15
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Allen Crags - Great End - Esk Pike
ROUTE: Seathwaite - Grains Gill - Esk Hause - Allen Crags - Calf Cove - Broad Crag - III Crag - Great End - Calf Cove - Esk Hause - Esk Pike - Ore Gap - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Gill - Langstrath - Langstrath Beck - Tray Dub - Stonethwaite
 

Raven Crag and a circuit of Thirlmere

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28th August 2017
ASCENT: 1,494 Feet - 455 Metres
MILES: 13.8
WAINWRIGHTS: Raven Crag
ROUTE: Legburthwaite - Bridge End Farm - Smaithwaite - Raven Crag - Armboth - Dobgill Bridge - Stockhow Bridge - Wythburn - A591 - Foresty Path to Swirls - Dalehead Hall - How Beck - Legburthwaite
 

Cat Bells to High Spy

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20th August 2017
ASCENT: 2,143 Feet - 653 Metres
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Cat Bells - Maiden Moor - High Spy
ROUTE: Gutherscale - Skelgill Bank - Cat Bells - Hause Gate - Maiden Moor - Narrow Moor - Blea Crag - High Spy - Dalehead Tarn - Newlands Valley - Above Little Town - Skelgill - Gutherscale
 

High Street via The Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck Bridge

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5th August 2017
ASCENT: 3,817 Feet - 1,164 Metres
MILES: 14
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Mardale III Bell - High Street
ROUTE: Troutbeck Bridge - Garburn Pass - Garburn Nook - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Top of Hall Cove - Mardale III Bell - High Street - Thornthwaite Crag - Scotts Rake - Hag Gill - Hag Bridge - Ing Bridge - Ing Lane - Truss Lane - A591 - Troutbeck - Jesus Church - Troutbeck Bridge
 

Skiddaw via Lonscale Fell East Ridge

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29th July 2017
ASCENT: 3,065 Feet - 935 Metres
MILES: 8.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Lonscale Fell - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw
ROUTE: Top of Gale Road - Whit Beck - Glenderaterra Valley - Lonscale Fell East Ridge - Lonscale Fell - Jenkin Hill - Skiddaw Lesser Man - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw - Jenkin Hill - Top of Gale Road
 

Steel Edge, Wetherlam and a Cathedral Cave

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16th July 2017
ASCENT: 2,768 Feet - 844 Metres
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Wetherlam - Swirl How - Geat Carrs
ROUTE: Tilberthwaite – Above Tilberthwaite Gill – Dry Cove Bottom – Steel Edge – Wetherlam – Prison Band – Swirl How – Top Of Broad Slack – Great Carrs – - Wet Side Edge – Greenburn Beck – Slater Bridge (Little Langdale) – Cathedral Quarry – Moss Rigg Wood – Pierce How Beck – Tilberthwaite
 

The tale of Charles Gough and his faithful dog Foxie

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8th July 2017
ASCENT: 2,950 Feet 899 Metres
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: Helvellyn
ROUTE: Patterdale - Grisedale Lane - Grisedale Brow - Hole-in-the-Wall - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge - Red Tarn - Hole-in-the-Wall - Patterdale
 

A circuit of Place Fell from Martindale New Church

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7th July 2017
ASCENT: 2,192 Feet - 669 Metres
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: N/A
ROUTE: Martindale New Church - Sandwick - Ullswater Shore Path - Silver Point - Side Farm - Boredale Hause - Boredale Head - Boredale Valley - Martindale New Church
 

The Outlying Fells, Irton Pike from Irton Road Railway Station

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6th July 2017
ASCENT: 751 Feet - 330 Metres
MILES: 5.25
OUTLYING FELLS: Irton Pike
ROUTE: Irton Road Railway Station (Eskdale Green) - Giggle Alley - Porterthwaite - Miterdale Forest - Irton Fell - Ancient Cairn - Irton Pike - Bowerhouse Inn - Irton Road Railway Station (Eskdale Green)
 

The Outlying Fells, Boat How from Boot

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6th July 2017
ASCENT: 1,105 Feet - 337 Metres
MILES: 4
OUTLYING FELLS: Boat How
ROUTE: Boot - Eskdale Moor - Boat How - Stone Circles - Brat's Moss - Brat's Hill - Boot
 

Caudale Moor to Brock Crags via High Street

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1st July 2017
ASCENT: 4,374 Feet - 1,334 Metres
MILES: 14
WAINWRIGHTS: 10, Caudale Moor (Stoney Cove Pike) - Thornthwaite Crag - High Street - Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale) - Rampsgill Head - The Knott - Rest Dodd - Angletarn Pikes - Brock Crags
ROUTE: Cow Bridge - Brothers Water - Hartsop Hall - Sykeside - Kirkstone Pass - Caudale Beck - Caudale Quarry - Caudale Moor (Stoney Cove Pike) - Threshthwaite Mouth - Thornthwaite Crag - High Street - Straights of Riggindale - Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale) - Rampsgill Head - The Knott - Rest Dodd - Satura Crag - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Pikes - Cat Crag - Brock Crags - Hartsop - Cow Bridge
 

The Outlying Fells, Hesk Fell from Birker Fell Road

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24th June 2017
ASCENT: 1,285 Feet - 392 Metres
MILES: 4.5
OUTLYING FELLS: 2, Hesk Fell - The Pikes
ROUTE: Woodend Bridge, Birker Fell Road - Woodend Farm - Hesk Fell - The Pike - Crosbythwaite Bridge - Birker Fell Road - Woodend Bridge
 

The Outlying Fells, The Circuit of Devoke Water

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24th June 2017
ASCENT: 2,250 Feet - 686 Metres
MILES: 5.5
OUTLYING FELLS: 6, Rough Crag - Water Crag - White Pike - Yoadcastle - Woodend Height - Seat How
ROUTE: Birker Fell Road - Rough Crag - Water Crag - White Pike - Yoadcastle - Woodend Height- Devoke Water - Seat How - Birker Fell Road
 

Steeple via the Long Crag Ridge from Bleach Green

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17th June 2017
ASCENT: 3,883 Feet - 1,184 Metres
MILES: 14
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Steeple - Scoat Fell - Haycock - Caw Fell - Crag Fell
ROUTE: Bleach Green – Bowness – Low Gillerthwaite – High Gillerthwaite – Ennerdale Forest - Low Beck - Long Crag - Steeple - Scoat Fell - Haycock - Little Gowder Crag - Caw Fell - Iron Crag - Crag Fell - Top of Revelin Crag - Ben Gill - Bleech Green
 

A High Level Circuit of Mardale Head

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3rd June 2017
ASCENT: 3,600 Feet - 1,098 Metres
MILES: 11
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street - Mardale III Bell - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Branstree - Selside Pike
ROUTE: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - High Street - Mardale III Bell - Top of Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Adam Seat - Top of Gatescarth Pass - Branstree - Artle Crag - Selside Pike - Selside End - Old Corpse Road - Rowantreethwaite Beck - Mardale Head
 

Fairfield via Rydal Head

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28th May 2017
ASCENT: 3,763 Feet - 1,146 Metres
MILES: 10.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Fairfield - Seat Sandal
ROUTE: A591 - Grasmere - Rydal Coffin Route - Rydal - Rydal Valley - Rydal Beck - Rydal Head - Link Hause - Fairfield - Grisedale Hause - Seat Sandal - Seat Sandal South Ridge - Mill Bridge - A591
 

Black Sails and Wetherlam after the rain

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21st May 2017
ASCENT: 2,400 Feet - 712 Metres
MILES: 7.3
WAINWRIGHTS: Wetherlam
ROUTE: Ruskin Museum – Miners Bridge – Church Beck – Coppermines Valley – Simons Nick – Levers Water – Black Sails – Red Dell Head Moss – Wetherlam – Lad Stones – Hole Rake – Church Beck – Miners Bridge – Ruskin Museum
 

Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike and Loadpot Hill from Rowhead

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12th May 2017
ASCENT: 1,480 Feet - 451 Metres
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Arthur's Pike - Bonscale Pike - Loadpot Hill
ROUTE: Roehead - Barton Fell - Arthur's Pike - Swarth Beck - Bonscale Pike - Loadpot Hill - High Street Roman Road - The Cockpit - Roehead
 

Blencathra via Hall's Fell Ridge and Sharp Edge

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10th May 2017
ASCENT: 3,500 Feet - 1,067 Metres
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Blencathra - Mungrisdale Common
ROUTE: Threlkeld - Gategill Farm - Hall's Fell Ridge - Blencathra - Scales Tarn - Sharp Edge - Foule Crag - Mungrisdale Common - Cloven Stone - The Stake - Path Below Blease Fell – Blencathra Centre – Threlkeld
 

The Outlying Fells, Howes from Swindale Head

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30th April 2017
ASCENT: 1,100 Feet - 335 Metres
MILES: 5.25
OUTLYING FELLS: Howes
ROUTE: Swindale Head - Nabs Crag - Nabs Moor - Howes - Mosedale Quarry - Mosedale Beck - Swindale Head
 

The Outlying Fells, Seat Robert from Swindale

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30th April 2017
ASCENT: 1,100 Feet - 335 Metres
MILES: 6.5
OUTLYING FELLS: Seat Robert
ROUTE: Truss Gap, Swindale - Corpse Road - Langhowe Pike - Rowantree Crag - Great Ladstones - Gambling Crag - Seat Robert - High Wether Howe - Fewling Stones - Beastmans Crag - Gouthercrag Gill - Truss Gap, Swindale
 

The Wasdale Head Watershed

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22nd April 2017
ASCENT: 5,244 Feet - 1,599 Metres
MILES: 10.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Scafell Pike - Lingmell - Great Gable - Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Wasdale Head - Lingmell Gill - Brown Tongue - Mickledore - Scafell Pike - Lingmell Col - Lingmell - Lingmell Col - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Great Gable - Beck Head - Rib End - Kirk Fell - Kirkfell Crags - Top of Blacksail Pass - Gatherstone Beck - Mosedale - Mosedale Beck - Wasdale Head
 

Fairfield via Deepdale and The Step

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15th April 2017
ASCENT: 3,627 Feet - 1,106 Metres
MILES: 10
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Fairfield - St Sunday Crag - Birks
ROUTE: Deepdale Bridge – Wallend – Deepdale – Mossydale – Link Cove – The Step – Link Hause - Fairfield – Cofa Pike – St Sunday Crag – Birks – Thornhow End – Patterdale – Rooking – Deepdale Bridge
 

The Outlying Fells, Flat Fell and Dent from Wath Brow

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14th April 2017
ASCENT: 1,393 Feet - 424 Metres
MILES: 6.5
OUTLYING FELLS: Flat Fell - Dent
ROUTE: Wath Brow - Wath Bridge - Nannycatch Road - Flat Fell - Nannycatch Gate - Raven Crag - Forest Road - Dent - Black How - Wath Bridge - Wath Brow
 

The Outlying Fells, Cold Fell from Cold Fell Gate

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14th April 2017
ASCENT: 260 Feet - 80 Metres
MILES: 1.25
OUTLYING FELLS: Cold Fell
ROUTE: Cold Fell Gate - Cold Fell - Cold Fell Gate
 

The Outlying Fells, Watch Hill

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14th April 2017
ASCENT: 600 Feet - 183 Metres
MILES: 2
OUTLYING FELLS: Watch Hill - Setmurthy Common
ROUTE: Cockermouth School - Allerdale Ramble - Watch Hill - Setmurthy Common - Watch Hill - Allerdale Ramble - Cockermouth School
 

Late afternoon on Dow Crag South Rake

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8th April 2017
ASCENT: 2,630 Feet - 802 Metres
MILES: 6.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Dow Crag - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Boo Tarn - The Cove - Goats Water - Dow Crag South Rake - Dow Crag - Goats Hawse - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Brim Fell Rake - Raven Tor - Low Water - Fell Gate
 

The Outlying Fells, Black Combe from Whicham

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2nd April 2017
ASCENT: 1,900 Feet - 579 Metres
MILES: 5.25
OUTLYING FELLS: Black Combe
ROUTE: St Mary's Church, Whicham - Kirkbank Farm - Moorgill Beck - Black Combe - Blackcombe Screes - Black Combe - Moorgill Beck - Kirkbank Farm - St Mary's Church, Whicham
 

The Outlying Fells, Whitfell from Corney Fell Road Summit

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2nd April 2017
ASCENT: 1,100 Feet - 335 Metres
MILES: 5.75
OUTLYING FELLS: Whitfell
ROUTE: Fell Road Summit - Peg Crag - Great Paddy Crag - Buck Barrow - Burn Moor - Whitfell - Burn Moor - Kinmount Buck Barrow - Fell Road Summit
 

Base Brown and The Gables from Seathwaite

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25th March 2017
ASCENT: 3,050 ft - 930 Metres
MILES: 6.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable
ROUTE: Seathwaite - Sourmilk Gill - Hanging Stone - Base Brown - Blackmoor Pols - Green Gable - Windy Gap - Green Gable - Westmoorland Cairn - Sty Head - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite
 

Hard Knott and Scar Lathing from Brotherilkeld

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24th March 2017
ASCENT: 2,154 Feet - 657 Metres
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: Hard Knott
ROUTE: Jubilee Bridge - Hardknott Pass - Hardknott Roman Fort - Border End - Eskdale Needle - Hard Knott - Yew Bank - Lingcove Beck - Scar Lathing - Lingcove Bridge - Brotherilkeld - Jubilee Bridge
 

Walla Crag to High Rigg via Bleaberry Fell

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11th March 2017
ASCENT: 3,540 Feet - 1,079 Metres
MILES: 11.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Raven Crag - High Rigg
ROUTE: Castlerigg Stone Circle - Castle Lane - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Dodd Crag - - Shoulthwaite Gill - Forestry Path - Raven Crag - Thirlmere Dam - A591 - High Rigg - Low Rigg - Naddle Bridge - Goosewell Farm - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

Catstye Cam North West Ridge from Glenridding

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4th March 2017
ASCENT: 3,250 Feet - 992 Metres
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Catstye Cam - Birkhouse Moor
ROUTE: Glenridding – Blea Cove on Birkhouse Moor – Keppel Cove – Brown Cove – Catstye Cam North West Ridge – Red Tarn – Birkhouse Moor – Miresbeck - Little Cove – Glenridding
 

Wray Castle and Latterbarrow from Far Sawrey

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18th February 2017
ASCENT: 2,164 - 660 Metres
MILES: 11.5
OUTLYING FELL: Latterbarrow
ROUTE: Far Sawrey - Windermere West Shore - Bell Grange - High Wray Bay - Wray Castle - Wray Church - High Wray Bay - High Wray - Latterbarrow - Colthouse - Guide Posts - Hollin Band Plantation - Highs Moss - Scale Head Tarn - Three Dubs Tarn - Moss Eccles Tarn - Far Sawrey
 

A bitterly cold day on Whiteside, Hopegill Head and Grasmoor

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10th February 2017
ASCENT: 3,311 Feet - 1,009 Metres
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3 Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Grasmoor
ROUTE: Lanthwaite Green - Liza Beck - Whin Benn - Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Sand Hill - Coledale Hause - Grasmoor North East Ridge - Grasmoor - Lad Hows - Cinderdale Common - Lanthwaite Green
 

Blencathra from Mungrisdale

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5th February 2017
ASCENT: 2,850 Feet - 869 Metres
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: Bannerdale Crags - Blencathra - Souther Fell
ROUTE: Mungrisdale - River Glenderamackin - Bannerdale Crags East Ridge - Bannerdale Crags - Atkinson Pike - Blencathra - Scales Fell - Top of Mousethwaite Comb - Souther Fell - Low Beckside - Mungrisdale
 

The Outlying Fells, Heughscar Hill from Askham

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28th January 2017
ASCENT: 1,230 Feet - 375 Metres
MILES: 7
OUTLYING FELLS: Heughscar Hill
ROUTE: Askham - Heughscar Hill - Heugh Scar - The Cockpit - Moor Divock - Cop Stone - Stone Circle - Askham Fell - Askham
 

The Outlying Fells, Dunmallard Hill from Pooley Bridge

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28th January 2017
ASCENT: 351 Feet - 108 Metres
MILES: 0.80
OUTLYING FELLS: Dunmallard Hill
ROUTE: Pooley Bridge - Dunmallard Hill - Pooley Bridge
 

Birks, St Sunday Crag and Arnison Crag from Patterdale

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21st January 2017
ASCENT: 2,781 Feet - 848 Metres
MILES: 7.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Birks - St Sunday Crag - Arnison Crag
ROUTE: Patterdale - Glenamara Park - Grisedale - Blind Cove - Birks - St Sunday Crag - Gavel Pike -Traverse of Cold Cove - Trough Head - Arnison Crag - Patterdale
 

The Outlying Fells, Potter Fell from Potter Fell Road

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7th January 2017
ASCENT: 1,572 Feet - 480 Metres
MILES: 6.8
OUTLYING FELLS:

4, Nameless Summit 1,262' - Brunt Knott - Nameless Summit - 1,266' - Ulgraves

ROUTE: Potter Fell Road - Side House - Nameless Summit 1,262' - Brunt Knott - Black Beck - Nameless Summit 1,266' - Ulgraves - Middle Taggleshaw - Gurnal Dubs - Ghyll Pool - Hundhowe Farm - Potter Fell Road
 

Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags from Great Langdale

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2nd January 2017
ASCENT: 3,192 Feet - 973 Metres
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Bow Fell - Crinkle Crags
ROUTE: Rossett Bridge - Old Dungeon Ghyll – Stool End Farm – The Band – Bow Fell Climbers Traverse – Great Slab – Bow Fell – Three Tarns – Crinkle Crags – Long Top – Red Tarn (Langdale) – Browney Gill – Oxendale – Oxendale Beck – Stool End Farm – Old Dungeon Ghyll - Rossett Bridge