Lake District meet 2018

Discussion in 'Places & Planning' started by gixer, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Anyone up for another Kirk Fell meet on Saturday the 16th of June?
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  2. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    :thumbsup: - I wonder whether a new venue might be good?... but whatever.
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  3. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    I'm happy to go with the flow mate

    You know the Lakes a million times better than i do, so i'm happy to go with your advice :thumbsup:
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  4. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Definitely up for another Lakes meet this summer. Don't mind which spot, but wouldn't mind Kirk Fell again.
  5. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    :thumbsup:

    i am in, just sent off the holiday change request :) for the thursday to tuesday and can cancel anything i don't use.


    i wouldn't mind a change of scenery though as it seems i climbed pillar far too many times last year and have spent too much time in wasdale.
    kirk fell was brilliant spot though as it has both an excellent view, reasonable access/escape routes and plenty of water but personally i have no particular desire to repeat last years routes and would prefer to try something new.



    Coniston area always looks good in @Munro277 photos but i don't think i have ever been into the fells round there.

    i like the Langdales and it has accomodation for valley camping/hotels as well, knowing @gixer penchant for hotels every other night... i meant to camp at three tarns/bowfell links a few years back but was coaxed back into the valley by the twinkling lights and temptation of the ODG



    if you had not been able to arrange a meet, i was intending to come up the week after anyway and was mulling over a solo trip to either use the eskdale railway and heading east-ish from boot fro 3-4 days, or something involving the helvellyn range then down to brotherswater or kirkstone then on to highstreet, or coniston area and was hoping to get advice on here.
  6. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    and does this mean you have ordered your Khufu @gixer ? DCF-B?
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  7. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Probably best to watch the weather and decide nearer the time, weather can vary quite a bit from W to E and in the N.
  8. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Morten? :biggrin:

    @suggdozer, are you coming to translate this time?

    I may bring my antisocial self to the meet, may even stay awake for part of it and not gas everyone within 20m.:asshat:
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  9. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    :D The penny dropped...i forgot about that..
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  10. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Fancy this. I'll look at trains. Which station is it best to go to?
  11. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    None of them if it's Kirkfell. Maybe someone could scoop you up at Settle or Oxenholme en-route if you're coming from the south, or Carlisle if from the north.
  12. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Or Windemere or Penrith
  13. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Aye, you're right, just trying to save him a few £££s
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  14. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Edinburgh waverley to honister slate mine is less than 4 hours and only 1 train and 2 busses @craige via carlisle or penrith.
    Kirk fell is easily accessible from there.

    Coniston/langdale can be done in a simlar time via oxenholme/Widermere.
  15. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Cheers chaps. I'll have a closer look at my options once a decision is made about location.
  16. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Good. As others say, perhaps not Kirk Fell again.

    There are nice hotels I hear :angelic:
  17. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Thornthwaite Crag has nice views and plenty of pitches. Bit of a trek for water in June perhaps.
  18. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I've not found great pitches there... couple along the wall?? It's a busy spot.
  19. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Lots of room at Derry Lodge. :)........and the Fife Arms could open for Ed..

    Wasn't Lingmell/Great End picked out a couple of years ago as a good spot?
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  20. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    @edh I seem to recall plenty of spots near the wall, but my memory is pretty crap these days.

    @Teepee top of Great End is pretty exposed. Fab spot though, and you could always retreat to Sprinkling tarn or Styhead. Mind you, we saw a shredded tent at Sprinkling last year.
  21. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I've pitched on both, nice spots...Lingmell and Great End.
    I guess decisions will be made later...... of course if it rains Gixer will be on his own; we all know that.
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  22. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    I've never done Lingmell, so I'm for that.
  23. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Just back from an Easter outing and have put this on my calendar - assuming nothing (health, weather :rolleyes::rolleyes: etc.) "trips me up" ….. fingers crossed :).
    I'm happy to give you a lift - Bus to Biggar and I'll pick you up there :thumbsup:.
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  24. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    That would be amazing :D thanks! Once I've got time off confirmed I'll message you.
  25. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

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