Not sure what the weather will be like but (famous last words) it can’t get much colder than January’s walk off Coniston Old Man! The intention is to walk up Gatesgarth Pass and onto Harter Fell and then across to High Street & then Kidsty Pike and back down to Haweswater via Kidsty Howes.
Photo by Mick Knapton CC-BY-SA
More details are in the recent email sent to the Meets email list, by Ian Philips. Please contact Ian if you’re going to come along.
Not sure if anyone else has read Wild Fell by Lee Schofield, the site manager for the RSPB Haweswater Nature Reserve? The route takes in some of the land managed by the RSPB where the charity is looking at ways to restore biodiversity into the landscape. The book is definitely a good read, (and was recently reviewed in The Guardian)
On Thursday our Wales Hut warden led a local group on a fine short-ish upland circuit from the doorstep of Cae Ysgubor. It’s only a short stroll from our hut over to nearby Craflwyn Hall, from which there is a fine waymarked path which runs over to the foot of Dinas Emrys and then zig-zags gently up the adjacent valley, with some fine views of Moel Siabod and Nant Gwynant.
We never met a soul, (other than a group of three feral mountain goats!) The path eventually descends to meet the Watkin Path (a well-trodden Snowdon route), down to the car park at Pont Bethania. From there it’s just a short walk back to the hut along the shore of Llyn Dinas. Well worth doing next time you’re down at Cae Ysgubor.
Many of our members love to escape the hubub of modern Lancashire living to enjoy the adventure and quiet serenity of Snowdonia at Cae Ysgubor, our Beddgelert bunkhouse. Even so, in our ever-changing technological world, LMC is now able to provide access on site to both a reliable broadband service and a couple of electric vehicle charging points.
(Hut visitors wishing to use the EV charge point will need to have their LMC Hut Keyfob enabled for this purpose, as this is used to give access to the charger. More info from the Cae Ysgubor hut warden).
Our Wales hut warden Roger Greenhalgh also looks after a section of the nearby Snowdonia Slate Trail. This week, Roger was out on the trail with LMC’s Tony Griffin up in the Moelwynion, re-seating some of the waymarker posts and checking out a dodgy stile.
We are going to restart the climbing wall evening meets. The first meet will be Monday 23 Jan at Warrington Wall. Following meets will not necessarily be on Mondays or at Warrington. This can be decided each week for the following. Andy Bond will be the coordinator for this. However, a WhatsApp group has been set up to enable communication. It is ‘LMC Evening Wall Meets.
Please email (or text/WhatsApp) Roger Gott (who will need your mobile number for your smart phone) if you want to be added to the group.