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Walking the Birketts, Burnmoor and Eskdale Fell

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15th November 2019
ASCENT: 1,800 Feet - 550 Metres
MILES: 7
BIRKETTS: 3, Boat How - Great How on Eskdale Fell - Whinscales on Eskdale Fell
ROUTE: Dalegarth Hall - Eskdale - Boot - Brats Moss - Boat How - Burnmoor Tarn - Bulatt Bridge - Oliver Gill - Bleaberry How - Great How - Whinscales - Stony Tarn - Eel Tarn - Gill Bank - Boot - Dalegarth Hall
 

Remembrance Day on Great Carrs

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10th November 2019
ASCENT: 3,300 Feet - 1,006 Metres
MILES: 8.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Grey Friar - Great Carrs - Swirl How - Brim Fell - Dow Crag
ROUTE: Bottom of Walna Scar Road, Seathwaite - Tongue House - Seathwaite Tarn - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Great Carrs - Top of Broad Slack - Swirl How - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - Goat's Hawse - Dow Crag - Buck Pike - Brown Pike - Walna Scar Road back to Seathwaite
 

A Mardale Head Circuit

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27th October 2019
ASCENT: 2,646 Feet - 806 Metres
MILES: 6.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, High Street - Mardale III Bell - Harter Fell (Mardale)
ROUTE: Mardale Head - The Rigg - Rough Crag - High Street - Mardale III Bell - Top of Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Harter Fell North Ridge - Mardale Head
 

Walking the Birketts, Harter Fell Round

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20th October 2019
ASCENT: 2,300 Feet - 701 Metres
MILES: 5
BIRKETTS: 4, Harter Fell (Eskdale) - Demming Crag - Horsehow Crags - Border End
ROUTE: Jubilee Bridge - Dodknott Gill - Harter Fell (Eskdale) - Demming Crag - Horsehow Crags - Hardknott Pass - Border End - Hardknott Roman Fort - Jubilee Bridge
 

Walking the Birketts, Great Calva

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12th October 2019
ASCENT: 1,705 Feet - 520 Metres
MILES: 7.5
BIRKETTS: 3, Great Calva - Little Calva - White Hause
ROUTE: Peter House Farm - Cumbrian Way - Dash Falls - Cumbrian Way - Candleseaves Bog - Dead Beck - South Flank of Great Galva - Great Calva - Little Calva - White Hause - Dash Farm - Dash Beck - Cumbrian Way - Peter House Farm
 

Dove Crag via the Dovedale Valley

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2nd October 2019
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 - Dove Crag - High Bakestones - Bakestones Moss - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Hartsop Hall - Brothers Water
 

A Walk around Whitehaven Harbour

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28th September 2019
ASCENT: N/A
MILES: About a mile
WAINWRIGHTS: N/A
ROUTE: Millennium Promenade - West Strand - West Pier - West Pier Lighthouse - The Candle Stick - Duke Pit Fan House - Old Quay - Lock Gates - North Pier - Millennium Promenade
 

A low level walk through Newlands from Portinscale

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28th September 2019
ASCENT: 1,048 Feet - 320 Metres
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: N/A
ROUTE: Portinscale - Ullock - Little Braithwaite Bridge - Newlands Beck - Stair - Rowling End Farm - Rigg Beck - Chapel Bridge - Little Town - Yewthwaite Comb - Skelgill - Cumbria Way - Fawe Park - Nichol End - Portinscale
 

A Newlands Round

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21st September 2019
ASCENT: 3,164 Feet - 965 Metres
MILES: 10.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Cat Bells - Maiden Moor - High Spy - Dale Head
ROUTE: Gutherscale - Skelgill Bank - Cat Bells - Hause Gate - Maiden Moor - Narrow Moor - Dalehead Tarn - Launchy Tarn - Above Yewcrag Quarries - Dale Head - Miners Path - Newlands Beck - Newlands - Little Town - Gutherscale
 

Walking the Birketts, Buttermere Horseshoe

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7th September 2019
ASCENT: 2,790 Feet - 850 Metres
MILES: 6.5
BIRKETTS: 5, Fleetwith Pike - Black Star (Honister Crag) - Grey Knotts - Brandreth - Haystacks
ROUTE: Gatescarth - Fleetwith Edge - Fleetwith Pike - Black Star (Honister Crag) - Drum House - Grey Knotts - Brandreth - Great Round How - Black Beck Tarn - Innominate Tarn - Haystacks - Top of Scarth Gap Pass - Peggys Bridge - Gatescarth
 

Walking the Birketts, Helvellyn by Striding Edge (HEL2)

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5th September 2019
ASCENT: 3,000 Feet - 915 Metres
MILES: 7.5
BIRKETTS: 3, Birkhouse Moor - Helvellyn - Catstye Cam
ROUTE: Glenridding - Mires Beck - Hole-in-the-Wall - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge - Catstye Cam - Red Tarn Beck - Glenridding Beck - Greenside Road - Glenridding
 

Mam Tor

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2nd September 2019
ASCENT: 1,540 Feet - 469 Metres
MILES: 6.4
DEWEY: Mam Tor
ROUTE: Castleton - Goose Hill - Winnats Pass - Winnats Head Farm - Windy Knoll - Mam Tor South Ridge - Mam Tor - Hollins Cross - Barker Bank - Lose Hill - Losehill Farm - Spring House Farm - Hollowford Road - Castleton
 

Great End and Lambfoot Dub from Seathwaite

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26th August 2019
ASCENT: 2,737 Feet - 834 Meters
MILES: 7.8
WAINWRIGHTS: Great End
ROUTE: Seathwaite - Stockley Bridge - Grains Gill - Ruddy Gill - Esk Hause - Calf Cove - Great End - Lambfoot Dub - Corridor Route - Stye Head - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite
 

Dow Crag from Fell Gate

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17th August 2019
ASCENT: 1,950 Feet - 596 Metres
MILES: 6.2
WAINWRIGHTS: Dow Crag
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Boo Tarn - Cove Bridge - Top of Walna Scar Road - Brown Pike - Buck Pike - Dow Crag - Goats Hawse - Goats Water - The Cove - Fell Gate
 

Scafell Pike and Lingmell from Wasdale Head

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8th August 2019
ASCENT: 3,804 Feet - 1,160 Metres
MILES: 6
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Scafell Pike - Lingmell
ROUTE: Wasdale Head - Down-in-the-Dale - Lingmell Beck - Lingmell Gill - Brown Tongue - Hollow Stones - Mickledore - Scafell Pike - Lingmell Col - Lingmell - Lingmell Crag - Goat Crags - Down-in-the-Dale - Lingmell Beck - Wasdale Head
 

Walking the Birketts, Grisedale Pike by the North Ridge

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2nd August 2019
ASCENT: 1,705 Feet - 520 Metres
MILES: 4
BIRKETTS: 2, Grisedale Pike - Hobcarton End
ROUTE: Comb Bridge - Hobcarton Plantation - Black Crag - Hobcarton End - Grisedale Pike - Sleet How - Hospital Plantation - Revelin Moss - Comb Bridge
 

Walking the Birketts, Gowbarrow Fell to Little Mell Fell

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20th July 2019
ASCENT: 2,200 Feet - 670 Metres
MILES: 8
BIRKETTS: 6, Green Hill (Gowbarrow Park) - Gowbarrow Fell - Great Meldrum - Little Meldrum - Watermillock Fell - Little Mell Fell
ROUTE: Park Brow - Aira Force - Bernard Pike - Green Hill (Gowbarrow Park) - Gowbarrow Fell - Great Meldrum - Little Meldrum - Watermillock Fell - The Hause - Little Mell Fell - The Hause - Road to Watermillock - Swinburn's Park - Memorial Seat - Aira Force - Park Brow
 

Walking the Birketts, Esk Pike, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags from Cockley Beck

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13th July 2019
ASCENT: 3,345 Feet - 1,020 Metres
MILES: 9.5
BIRKETTS: 12, High Gait Crags - Pike de Bield - Esk Pike - Ore Gap - Bowfell - Three Tarns - Shelter Crags - Gunson Knott (Fifth Crinkle) - Fourth Crinkle - Third Crinkle - Long Top (Second Crinkle) - First Crinkle - Stonesty Pike - Little Stand
ROUTE: Cockley Beck Bridge - Mosedale - Lingcove Beck - High Gait Crags - Yeastyrigg Crags - Pike de Bield - Esk Pike - Ore Gap - Bowfell - Three Tarns - Shelter Crags - Gunson Knott (Fifth Crinkle) - Fourth Crinkle - Third Crinkle - Long Top (Second Crinkle) - First Crinkle - Stonesty Pike - Little Stand - Cockley Beck Bridge
 

Walking the Birketts, Blake Fell and Loweswater Fells East of Lamplugh

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12th July 2019
ASCENT: 1,705 Feet - 520m
MILES: 6
BIRKETTS: 7, Owsen Fell - Burnbank Fell - Loweswater End (Carling Knott) - Carling Knott - Blake Fell - Sharp Knott - High Hows
ROUTE: Lamplugh - Owsen Fell - Burnbank Fell - Loweswater End (Carling Knott) - Carling Knott - Blake Fell - Sharp Knott - Wisenholme Beck - High Hows - Lamplugh
 

A Riggindale Round

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29th June 2019
ASCENT: 2,843 Feet - 867 Metres
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - High Raise - Kidsty Pike
ROUTE: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - Caspel Gate Tarn - Long Stile - High Street - Straights of Riggindale - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - High Raise - Kidsty Pike - Kidsty Howes - Riggindale Beck - The Rigg - Mardale Head
 

Grasmoor Direct

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22nd June 2019
ASCENT: 3,384 Feet - 1,032 Metres
MILES: 6.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Grasmoor - Eel Crag (Crag Hill) - Hopegill Head - Whiteside
ROUTE: Lanthwaite Green - Grasmoor North West Ridge - Grasmoor End - Grasmoor - Eel Crag (Crag Hill) - Eel Crag - Coledale Hause - Sand Hill - Hopegill Head - Whiteside East Top - Gasgale Crags - Whiteside - Whin Benn - Liza Beck - Lanthwaite Green
 

Sunset on Blencathra

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6th June 2019
ASCENT: 2,144 Feet - 653 Metres
MILES: 5
WAINWRIGHTS: Blencathra
ROUTE: Scales - Mousthwaite Comb - Scales Beck - Scales Tarn - Blencathra - Atkinson Pike - Doddick Fell - Scales Fell - Scales
 

The Ennerdale Horseshoe

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3rd June 2019
ASCENT: 7,700 Feet - 2,348 Metres
MILES: 24
WAINWRIGHTS: 14, Great Borne - Starling Dodd - Red Pike (Buttermere) - High Stile - High Crag - Haystacks - Brandreth - Green Gable - Kirk Fell - Pillar - Scoat Fell - Haycock - Caw Fell - Crag Fell
ROUTE: Bleach Green - Ennerdale Water - Bowness - Herdus - Great Borne - Starling Dodd - Red Pike (Buttermere) - High Stile - High Crag - Gamlin End - Seat - Top of Scarth Gap - Haystacks - Innominate Tarn - Moses trod - Brandreth - Gillercomb Head - Green Gable - Windy Gap - Beck Head - Kirk Fell North Top - Kirk Fell - Baysour Slack - Top of Black Sail Pass - Looking Stead - Pillar - Wind Gap - Black Crag - Scoat Fell - Haycock - Caw Fell - Iron Crag - Crag Fell - Ben Gill - Crag Fell Farm - Bleach Green
 

An evening on Coniston Old Man

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26th May 2019
ASCENT: 2,088 Feet - 802 Metres
MILES: 5.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell
ROUTE: Fell Gate - Boo Tarn - The Cove - Goats Water - Goats Hawse - Coniston Old Man - Brim Fell - Brim Fell Rake - Raven Tor - Low Water - Fell Gate
 

Walking the Birketts, Lingmoor and Side Pike

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18th May 2019
ASCENT: 1,469 Feet - 448 Metres
MILES: 5.3
BIRKETTS: 2, Lingmoor Fell (Brown How) - Side Pike
ROUTE: Blea Tarn - Blea Moss - Little Langdale - Path Below Busk Pike - High Bield - Quarry Path - Lingmoor Fell (Brown How) - Side Pike - Blea Tarn
 

Walking the Birketts, Red Screes by Hartsop Round

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11th May 2019
ASCENT: 2,652 Feet - 808 Metres
MILES: 5.6
BIRKETTS: 4, Middle Dodd - Red Screes - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd
ROUTE: Kirsktone Pass - Kirkstone Beck - Middle Dodd - Smallthwaite Band - Red Screes - Top of Scandale Pass - Scandale Tarn - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Caiston Beck - Kirkstone Pass
 

Helvellyn via Striding Edge

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10th May 2019
ASCENT: 2,950 Feet - 899 Metres
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: Helvellyn
ROUTE: Patterdale - Grisedale Lane - Grisedale Brow - Hole-in-the-Wall - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge - Red Tarn - Hole-in-the-Wall - Patterdale
 

Walking the Birketts, Mellbreak

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6th May 2019
ASCENT: 1,950 Feet - 594 Metres
MILES:

5.6

BIRKETTS: Mellbreak
ROUTE: Mosedale - White Crag - Mellbreak North Top - Mellbreak South Top - Scale Knott - Crummock Water Shore Path - High Park - Church Bridge - Loweswater
 

Walking the Birketts, Hen Comb

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6th May 2019
ASCENT: 1,950 Feet - 594 Metres
MILES: 3.5
BIRKETTS: Hencomb
ROUTE: Loweswater - Church Bridge - Mosedale - Mosedale Beck - Mine Workings - Hen Comb - Little Dodd - Mosedale Beck
 

Walking the Birketts, Great Cockup to Knott

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4th May 2019
ASCENT: 2,135 Feet - 651 Metres
MILES: 8.8
BIRKETTS: 9, Orthwaite Bank - Little Cockup - Great Cockup - Meal Fell - Little Sca Fell - Great Sca Fell - Knott - Frozen Fell - Burn Todd
ROUTE: Peter House Farm - Horsemoor Hills - Orthwaite - Orthwaite Bank - Little Cockup - Great Cockup - Trusmadoor - Meal Fell - Little Sca Fell - Great Sca Fell - Knott - Frozen Fell - Burn Tod - Trusmadoor - Burntod Gill - Dash Valley - Horsemoor Hills - Orthwaite
 

Walking the Birketts, Grisedale Pike by the East Ridge

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28th April 2019
ASCENT: 2,434 Feet - 742 Metres
MILES: 6.8
BIRKETTS: 3, Kin - Grisedale Pike - Hobcarton Head
ROUTE: Whinlatter – Kinn – Sleet How – Grisedale Pike – Hobcarton Head – Coledale Hause – Force Crag Mine – Coledale Valley – Whinlatter
 

Thornthwaite Crag via the Ill Bell Ridge

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19th April 2019
ASCENT: 3,529 Feet - 1,076 Metres
MILES: 11.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Sour Howes - Sallows - Yoke - III Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag
ROUTE: Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Sour Howes - Moor Head - Sallows - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick -Thornthwaite Crag - Scots Rake - Hag Gill - Troutbeck Park - Ing Bridge - Ing Lane - Truss Lane - Troutbeck Church - Church Bridge
 

Walking the Birketts, Blencathra

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15th April 2019
ASCENT: 2,295 Feet - 700 Metres
MILES: 6
BIRKETTS: 5, Scales Fell - Doddick Fell - Hall's Fell Top (Blencathra) - Gategill Fell Top - Blease Fell
ROUTE: A66 - Scales Fell - Doddick Fell - Hall's Fell Top (Blencathra) - Gategill Fell Top - Blease Fell - Gate Gill - Doddick Gill - Scaley Beck - A66
 

Walking the Birketts, Over Base Brown and Green Gable to Great Gable

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13th April 2019
ASCENT: 2,855 Feet - 870 Metres
MILES: 5.6
BIRKETTS: 3, Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable
ROUTE: Seathwaite - Sourmilk Gill - Gillercomb - Hanging Stone - Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable - Westmoorland Cairn - Breast Route - Styhead - Sty Head Gill - Taylorgill Force - Seathwaite
 

A Coniston Round

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6th April 2019
ASCENT: 3,450 Feet - 1,052 Metres
MILES: 9.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Swirl How - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man
ROUTE: Ruskin Museum - Church Beck - Miners Bridge – Coppermines Valley – Simons Nick – Levers Water – Black Sails – Prison Band - Swirl How - Swirl Band - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - Coniston Old Man - Low Water - Coppermines Valley - Miners Bridge - Church Beck - Ruskin Museum
 

Walking the Birketts, Grasmoor to Whiteless Pike Circuit

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23rd March 2019
ASCENT: 3,040 Feet - 927 Metres
MILES: 6.4
BIRKETTS: 6, Lad Hows - Grasmoor - Wandope - Thirdgill Head Man - Whiteless Pike - Rannerdale Knotts
ROUTE: Rannerdale Farm - Squat beck - Lad Hows - Grasmoor - Wandope - Thirdgill Head Man - Whiteless Edge - Whiteless Pike - Low Bank - Rannerdale Knotts - Rannerdale Farm
 

Walking the Birketts, Eycott Hill

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17th March 2019
ASCENT: 490 Feet - 150 Metres
MILES: 1.8
BIRKETTS: Eycott Hill - Little Eycott Hill
ROUTE: Mungrisdale Road - Barrow Beck - Westing Barn (Ruin) - Naddles Beck - Eycott Hill - Little Eycott Hill - Naddles Beck - Barrow Beck - Mungrisdale Road
 

Walking the Birketts, Bowscale Fell by Bowscale Tarn

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17th March 2019
ASCENT: 1,666 Feet - 508 Metres
MILES: 5.5
BIRKETTS: 2, Bowscale Fell - The Tongue
ROUTE: Bowscale - Mosedale - Bowscale Tarn - Bowscale Fell - The Tongue - Bullfell Beck - River Glenderamackin - Mungrisdale - Bowscale
 

Walking the Birketts, Carrs, Swirl How and Grey Friar from the Three Shire Stone

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3rd March 2019
ASCENT: 1,804 Feet - 550 Metres
MILES: 4.6
BIRKETTS: 5, Hell Gill Pike - Little Carrs - Great Carrs - Swirl How - Grey Friar
ROUTE: Three Shire Stone - Wet Side Edge - Hell Gill Pike - Little Carrs - Great Carrs - Top of Broad Slack - Swirl How - Fairfield - Grey Friar - Fairfield - Wether How - Hell Gill Pike - Wet Side Edge - Three Shire Stone
 

Walking the Birketts, Around The Cawdale Horseshoe to Loadpot Hill

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25th February 2019
ASCENT: 1,571 Feet - 479 Metres
MILES: 9
BIRKETTS: 4, Low Kop - Red Crag - Wether Hill - Loadpot Hill
ROUTE: Mooreahill Farm - Cawdale Beck - Low Kop - High Kop - Red Crag - Wether Hill - Loadpot Hill - Hart Hill - The Pen - Pen End - Moorahill Farm
 

Walking the Birketts, High Stile And The Buttermere Edge

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23rd February 2019
ASCENT: 2,929 Feet - 893 Metres
MILES: 7
BIRKETTS: 5, Seat - High Crag - High Stile - Red Pike - Dodd
ROUTE: Gatescarth - Peggy's Bridge - Scarth Gap Pass - Seat - Gamlin End - High Crag - High Stile - Red Pike - Dodd - Bleaberry Tarn - Sourmilk Gill - Above Burtness Wood - Horse Close - Buttermere Shore Path - Peggy's Bridge - Gatescarth
 

Bonscale Pike and Arthur's Pike via the Ullswater Way

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9th February 2019
ASCENT: 3,332 Feet - 1,016 Metres
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Bonscale Pike - Arthur's Pike
ROUTE: Roehead - Pooley Bridge - Ullswater Way - Cross Dormont - Seat Farm - Crook-a-dyke - Thwaitehill - Sharrow Cottages - Swarthbeck - Above Howtown - Bonscale Pike - Swarth Beck - Arthur's Pike - Barton Fell - The Cockpit - Roehead
 

Skiddaw via Ullock Pike

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2nd February 2019
ASCENT: 3,138 Feet - 957 Metres
MILES: 7.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man
ROUTE: Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw Lesser Man - Hawell Monument - Gale Road - Underscar Hotel
 

Walking the Birketts, Ling and Sale Fell above Wythop

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20th January 2019
ASCENT: 1,560 Feet - 475 Metres
MILES: 5.5
BIRKETTS: 5, Ling Fell - Burthwaite Heights - Lothwaite - Rivings - Sale Fell
ROUTE: Brumstone Bridge - Corpse Road - Ling Fell - Burthwaite Heights - Old Scales - Chapel Wood - Lothwaite - Rivings - Sale Fell - Dodd Crag - Brumstone Bridge
 

Walking the Birketts, Dodd

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19th January 2019
ASCENT: 1,647 Feet - 502 Metres
MILES: 3
BIRKETTS: Dodd
ROUTE: Dodd Wood Car Park - Skill Beck - Dodd Wood - Dodd - Long Doors - Longside Wood - Skill Beck - Dodd Wood Car Park
 

Walking the Birketts, Loughrigg

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12th January 2019
ASCENT: 985 Feet - 300 Metres
MILES: 6.5
BIRKETTS: Loughrigg
ROUTE: Ambleside - Miller Bridge - Miller Brow - Lily Tarn - Loughrigg Fell - Loughrigg Terrace - Rydal Cave - Pelter Bridge - Miller Bridge - Ambleside
 

Bowfell via the Climbers Traverse

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1st January 2019
ASCENT: 2,845 Feet - 868 Metres
MILES: 7.5
WAINWRIGHTS: Bowfell
ROUTE: Old Dungeon Ghyll – Stool End Farm – The Band – Bowfell Climbers Traverse – Great Slab – Bowfell Buttress - Bowfell – Three Tarns – The Band – Stool End Farm – Old Dundeon Ghyll