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Patterdale Parish Boundary Recce 1

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Sunday 12th May 2024

Bookings Open
Wednesday 31st January 2024
Bookings Close
Saturday 11th May 2024
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Booking Fee   £45.00   
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Course Organiser - Nicola

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Come and join us to explore the Patterdale Parish Boundary - Beat The Bounds event, in 3 sections.  You will gain confidence in your navigation and become familiar with the route and where the funny little quirky parts of the route are.  Each of the recce sections are detailed below, with the route section for this event highlighted, with the dates of the other two detailed below.

 Location: Patterdale Playing Field

Parking: Community parking cost £5 payable on the day (cash only)

Each of the 3 recees for the Patterdale Parish Boundary Event will lead you across the actual boundary route where possible, and this isnt necessarily the well hiked path.  There are strategic points which participants will be required to ‘tick’ on the event and we will guide you though these and give navigation tips along the way to make these easier to follow.

If we have 7+ participants on the recce days there will be 2 guides and the group can split to some who run (not fast, as we are learning!)  and some who hike speedily.  If 6 or less booked for the recce, we will be speed hiking between the strategic navigational points.

There are 3 sections of the Full Boundary where it’s either unsafe or inaccessible to follow the boundary route, these are:

  • Glencoyne Basin - at the start - the path to Nick Head is used
  • Red Screes - down the front (east side) - the main path is used
  • Bleaberry Knott to Ullswater shoreline - off Place Fell (west side) - the Hare Shaw path is used.

KIT REQUIRED FOR EACH RECCE:

  • Map covering full recce area, we recommend OS OL5, Harvey maps are acceptable if this is what you have, as we will bring a printed map for everyone on the day, in order to scribble notes on it.  
  • Compass - with a magnifying glass can be useful - we sell compasses if you need one
  • Full waterproof covering (jacket + hood and bottoms too) - even on dry day as emergency layer, with taped seams
  • hat
  • gloves
  • hill food/lunch/snacks placed handy if your pack
  • emergency food - we recommend a bar your don't like, then you don't eat it! 
  • cold drink & hot drink if weather not in our favour
  • spare insulated layer you don't intend to wear - primaloft of fleece
  • head torch
  • fell shoes or boots with good trail grip
  • NO JEANS or cotton trousers please, technical walking trousers or running tights or shorts... cotton becomes abrasive when wet and also makes you very cold.

Recce 1 - 12th May 2024

8am: Meet your guide, Nicky Merrett, for an overview of the route with a brew and some navigational tips and hints from your guide and some pointers regarding kit for those who would like it.

9am: Carshare to Glencoyne Car Park for a speedier ascent onto the fell.

Route: Glencoyne (well trodden trail rather than up the beck) - Stybarrow Dodd (but not quite)  - Helvellyn - Dollywagon Pike (yes, the totally steep descent from the boundary post) - Seat Sandal - Grisedale Hause… then off the Boundary route for a descent through Grisedale Valley

Distance: 22km & 1350m ascent

 

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Recce 2 - 26th May 2024

8am: Meet your guide, Louise Greenwood, for an overview of the route with a brew and some navigational tips and hints from your guide and some pointers regarding kit for those who would like it.

(7:30 - pre-planned car drop at Hartsop) 

Route: Head up Grisedale Valley to rejoin the Boundary Route at Grisedale Hause - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - Scandale - Red Screes - Kirkstone - Stony Cove Pike - Threshthwaite Mouth - for a descent to Hartsop off the Boundary Route

Distance: 23km & 1500m ascent

 

Recce 3 - 23rd June 2024

8am: Meet your guide, Nicky Merrett, for an overview of the route with a brew and some navigational tips and hints from your guide and some pointers regarding kit for those who would like it.

9am: Carshare to Hartsop Car Park for a speedier ascent onto the fell.

Route: Head up Pasture Bottom to rejoin the Boundary Route at Threshthwaite Mouth - Thronthwaite Crag - (this section is not as you think!... the boundary steers you way off the beaten track!) - High Street - Rest Dodd (but not quite) - Satura Crags - Angel Tarn (the wrong side!) - Stoney Rigg - Place Fell - Past The Knight for a descent down the Hare Shaw path.

Distance: 17km & 1200m ascent

 

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