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Every Thursday from late April to September Evening climbing at a local crag, followed by the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal for the Folk Music session night from 10 till late. Mike Palk
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Every Thursday
from Sept to late April
Climbing Wall at 7pm followed by the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal for the Folk Music session night from 10 till late. Mike Palk
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First Tuesday in the month Committee meeting at the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal at 7.30, followed by social get together around 9.00. But note the occasional exceptions below! Clare Fox
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One-off events
2014 -
80 years of K Fellfarers

80th Birthday - 2014 marks the 80th Anniversary of the club and we’re looking for suggestions to celebrate the occasion. Those currently 'on the table' include -

  • A weekend get together (party!) at High House on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, May 23-26, probably on the Sunday May 25th.
  • An '80 Tops’ challenge. The challenge is for club members to bag 80 different tops based on the Wainwright list, but they must be completed in the 7 days between May 3 and 10. A photo must be taken on each top as evidence. Book your tops from this list with Hugh Taylor, and then let him know on completion. The photos will be shown at the above party on May 25th.
  • An '80 Islands' challenge. Club members to try and land on 80 different islands in the year starting on January 1st leading up to the closing party in November. Let Hugh Taylor know when you have visited an island, and he'll add it to the list. The criteria for what counts are currently -
    • UK or abroad.
    • Must have a name
    • Must be surrounded by water, but may be connected to the mainland by causeways, barrages or bridges
    • The island must have been landed on. Hence it must be large enough to be able to land on it: simply touching it doesn't count
    • If one name covers more than one island in a group, each island will count as one
    • Again, a photo must be taken as evidence
  • A Kendal Treasure Hunt
  • A boat trip along the Lancaster Canal
  • The Fellfarers Way - a competition to design a walk with Fellfaring connections and then walk the winning way later in the year.
  • A closing party with slide show in November.
  • Any other suggestions gratefully received!
Clare Fox
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April - every Thursday Climbing for all continues at the Kendal Climbing Wall at 7pm followed by the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal for the Folk Music session night from 10 till late.
From April 24th onwards we're climbing outside - see below.
Mike Palk
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April 11 - 13 Welsh Meet in the Oread Hut Tan-y-Wyddfa, Rhyd ddu in north Wales. £5 per night for Fellfarers, £9 for guests. All 16 beds allocated for Fellfarers have been taken but the Oread Booking secretary has offered more if we want them. It’s not too late! To book a bed contact Joan Abbot Joan Abbott
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April 16 - Wed Mini-bus Trip - Planning meeting. There are plans afoot to have another mini bus trip this year. The trip would consist of a week’s touring of the chosen area, with accommodation in a hostel each night. Three venues were suggested at a brief planning meeting: Northumberland, Mid-Wales and Somewhere else entirely.

If you are at all interested, please come along
Clare Fox
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April 18 - 22 High House reserved for Fellfarers - Easter Hugh Taylor
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April 24 - Thur Climbing for all - 1st outdoor meet. Warton Upper Crag - GR SD 494 728. Go direct to the crag or meet for walk below. Afterwards in the New Inn at Yealand. Mike Palk
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April 24 - Thur Evening walk - Warton Crag. Meet 6pm Warton Main Quarry car park GR SD 492 144
Afterwards in the New Inn at Yealand.
Kath Palk
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April 30 - Wed Mid-week Walk - Birkwith and Alum Pot. Distance 10.5 miles, easy walking. Time 5 hrs.Meet at 10am, Pen-y-ghent cafe in Horton-in-Ribblesdale. GR 808 725 Frank Haygarth
May - every Thursday Climbing for All continues at a different local crag each evening, followed by the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal for the Folk Music session night from 10 till late. Mike Palk
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May 2 - 5 High House reserved for Fellfarers - May Day bank holiday Hugh Taylor
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May 6 - Tue Evening walk - ‘A Whitbarrow Wander’. Distance 5 miles approx. Meet 6.30pm. GR 442 840. Drink after at The Derby Arms. Mike Palk 01524 736548
May 21 - 22
Wed/Thurs

Mid-week walk and overnight stay in Skiddaw House.
NOTE: Two different start points -

1. Cumbria Way Route via High Pike. Approx 10 miles. Height gain 2500ft.
Meet 10.30am. Kirkland Stores + P.O. Caldbeck Village (GR 325398) Leader Tony Maguire (01539 232597)

2. Skiddaw Route via Southerndale. Approx 7.5 miles. Height gain 2800ft.
Meet 10.30am. Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite Village (GR NY 230 323) Leader Mick Fox

If you are interested in coming along for this mid-week walk followed by an overnight stay at Skiddaw House, please can you book your bed(s) for Skiddaw House asap.  At present they have beds available and they know about our visit. You can book your place at the Hostel by either going online and booking via the YHA website or by phoning the hostel on 01629 825850 (opening time 5pm).  It is easier booking online and if you are a member of the YHA it will cost £15 per night (£18 for non-members).  The website for the hostel is skiddawhouse.co.uk.  There will be further details of this event in the next Fellfarer. In this instance it is much less complicated if we book our own beds.

This meet will also be the start of the '80 tops' challenge. See here

Clare Fox
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May 21 - 31 *Club Challenge – climb 80 Wainwright Tops during this time.
Please send photographs from each summit (with details) to Hugh Taylor - jhugh.taylor@btinternet.com
Hugh Taylor
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May 23 - 31 High House reserved for Fellfarers - Spring bank holiday Hugh Taylor
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May 31 - Sat 80th celebrations at High House- Note change of date. Help the club to climb 80 tops in the week prior to this party - see above. Clare Fox
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June - every Thursday Climbing for All continues at a different local crag each evening, followed by the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal for the Folk Music session night from 10 till late. Mike Palk
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June 1 - 2 High House reserved for Fellfarers - Spring bank holiday Hugh Taylor
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June 10 - Tue Mid-week Walk - ‘A Mooch around Melling’. 5 miles. Meet 6.30pm at Melling Hall (GR 6071). Sandra Atkinson
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June 12 - 19 Camping Trip to Europe - Over the last few years this has provided a great opportunity for Fellfarers travelling in Europe to meet up for a week to explore those beautiful mountainous areas together. The ‘core week’ this year is from Thursday 12th to Thursday19th June. The preferred location so far (all options still under consideration) is The Parc des Volcans D’Auverne, an area of interesting relics of volcanos, less challenging than the Alps or the Pyrenees but with what looks like great walking potential. If you’re interested, please contact Clare
Clare Fox
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June 25 - Wed Midweek Walk- Northern Winster Valley. Circular. 6 miles (+2 perhaps). Height gain 600ft.
Meet 10.30am. Winster Church (GR416930)
Gordon Pitt 015395 68210
June 27 - 30 High House reserved for Fellfarers - Summer ‘Quiet Weekend’. Saturday’s walk(s) to be arranged on Friday evening. Communal barbeque on Saturday.
Hugh Taylor
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July - every Thursday Climbing for All continues at a different local crag each evening, followed by the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal for the Folk Music session night from 10 till late. Mike Palk
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July 11 - 13

Water weekend - Coniston Hall campsite. £8 each plus £2 per car per night. No booking. Just turn up on Friday. (GR SD 304 963). This camping meet will take place on the shores of Coniston Water at the Coniston Hall Campsite. You cannot book a place but when you arrive at the camp-site just mention Tony Walshaw’s name!
The owner of the site is Brian Wilson and the telephone number is 015394 41223. If you are arriving late on Friday night can you phone him and let him know. The price is £8 per person per night and £2 per car.
The site is on the lake shore so don’t forget your boat. If you prefer dry land, though, there’s lots of good walking too. In fact there is something for everyone. Fingers crossed for some sun!

Tony Walshaw 015395 52491
July 15 - Tue Evening Walk – ‘The Storth Geo-Trail’. 5 miles. Easy. Meet 6.30pm. Ship Inn Car Park, Sandside. Peter Goff 01524 736990
July 19 - 26 Mini-bus trip - There are plans afoot to have another mini bus trip this year. The trip would consist of a week’s touring of the chosen area, with accommodation in a hostel each night. Three venues were suggested at a brief planning meeting: Northumberland, Mid-Wales and Somewhere else entirely. The next meeting will be held on 16th April at The Rifleman’s Arms. If you are at all interested, please come along Clare Fox
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July 26 or 27 Saturday Walk – ‘Walney Island’. 6-8 miles. Easy. Leader Alec Reynolds
Depart 9am X6 bus from Kendal Bus Station. Meet Alec in Barrow and then to meet drivers: Meet 11.30am (approx) West Shore car park, Walney (GR170699) Please let Alec know if and how you’re coming. Buses to Kendal:10 past each hour through late afternoon and early evening
Alec Reynolds
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July 30 - Wed Midweek walk - ‘A Figure of 8 Walk in Wensleydale’. 9 miles. Easy. Undulating. Meet 10.45am. Village green stone cross, Carperby (GR 006897). Tony Maguire 01539 232597
Aug - every Thursday Climbing for All continues at a different local crag each evening, followed by the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal for the Folk Music session night from 10 till late. Mike Palk
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Aug 1 - 31 High House reserved for Fellfarers - Summer holidays Hugh Taylor
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Aug 2 - Sat Borrowdale Fell Race. Besides having club members racing we also marshall all the check points. Names to Peter if interested. Peter Goff
Aug 12 - Tue Evening walk Clare Fox
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Aug 27 - Wed Mid-week Walk Clare Fox
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Every Thursday Climbing for all moves indoors some time this month to the Kendal Climbing Wall at 7pm followed by the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal for the Folk Music session night from 10 till late. Mike Palk
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Sept 13 or 14 Saturday or Sunday walk Clare Fox
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Sept 19 -21 Working weekend at High House Hugh Taylor
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TBA Hut meet at Blaenau Festiniog Clare Fox
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Sept 24 - Wed Mid-week Walk Clare Fox
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Every Thursday Climbing for all at the Kendal Climbing Wall at 7pm followed by the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal for the Folk Music session night from 10 till late. Mike Palk
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Oct 14 - Tue Slideshow Clare Fox
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Oct 18 or 19 Saturday or Sunday walk Clare Fox
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Oct 24 - 30 High House reserved for Fellfarers - Half Term Hugh Taylor
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Oct 29 - Wed Mid-week Walk Clare Fox
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Every Thursday Climbing for all at the Kendal Climbing Wall at 7pm followed by the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal for the Folk Music session night from 10 till late. Mike Palk
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Nov 7 - 9 High House reserved for Fellfarers - Remembrance weekend Hugh Taylor
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Nov 15 or 16 Saturday or Sunday walk Clare Fox
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Nov 18 - Tue Slideshow/Quiz Clare Fox
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Nov 26 - Wed Mid-week Walk Clare Fox
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Nov 29 - Sat 80th anniversary party in Kendal Clare Fox
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Every Thursday Climbing for all at the Kendal Climbing Wall at 7pm followed by the Rifleman's Arms in Kendal for the Folk Music session night from 10 till late. Mike Palk
01524 736548
Dec 10 - Wed Mid-week Walk and Christmas lunch Clare Fox
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Dec 12 - Fri Christmas social evening Clare Fox
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Dec 19/20 Walk? Sunrise or sunset! Clare Fox
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Dec 23 -
Jan 4
High House reserved for Fellfarers - Christmas and new year Hugh Taylor
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2015 -
Jan 9 - 11 Glencoe meet in the Clachaig chalets. One chalet has been booked for two nights in the luxury chalets at the Clachaig Inn - Rowan chalet £200, £50 deposit paid leaving a balance of £150. A second or third is possible depending on demand. Hugh Taylor
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