High Fells & Scrambles
Coordinators: see latest newsletter
The group meets every Thursday. Additional scrambles might be arranged at short notice on other days.
The group takes on strenuous routes with several peaks in a day. Where scrambles are indicated they are usually avoidable. It is essential that you are physically capable of completing the route, are properly equipped and can find your way in an emergency. Essential information can be found at the 'Introduction for new members', ‘Individual responsibilities’ and 'Emergency procedures’ links on the right. These documents are password protected.
Always telephone or email one of the contacts by 19:00 the evening before the walk for the latest arrangements and car sharing.
On a typical Thursday:
- we meet at 9.00am near Ambleside or Grasmere so that we can take the minimum number of cars to the starting point and/or notify you of changes in arrangements. We try to collect people without their own transport.
- the first part of the route is usually a 2 hour ascent, followed by ridge walking.
- we usually stop for a banana/coffee break and again for lunch (bring sandwiches, water, etc, and a hot drink in winter).
- we try to use ‘interesting’ routes and sometimes go over rough terrain or areas without paths.
- the duration of the walk is usually 4 to 6 hours (2200- 3500 ft of ascent) in winter and 5 to 9 hours (3000 – 5000 ft) in summer.
- the newsletter gives the outline of the route, the approximate distance and the height of ascent and we publish a GPX route file before each walk and detailed itinerary giving past times etc. for members of the group.
- we finish with a visit to a pub (alcohol is optional!) and return home.