There is a Family Meet from Thursdat 3 August to Sunday 6 August. Please be aware that there will be a number of children at the Smithy!!!
The Duddon really is a very pleasant and unspoilt valley with plenty of low level paths and access from High Moss to the hills and crags
On Saturday, Andy and David drove over to the fastest drying crag that came to mind, namely Raven Langdale. The rest of the party had beautiful walk over Rannerdale Knotts beside Crummock Water.
Haggs Bank Bunkhouse and campsite at Nenthead was the venue and provided excellent modern facilities. Saturday saw the 4 cavers enjoy a 6 hour trip up the very long and wet but beautiful Fairy Hole Cave in Weardale
Where’s that I hear you ask! It is a country, which was formerly a state in the old Yugoslavia, bordering on Albania to the south. Montenegro is a very mountainous country and generally of limestone with deep river gorges. The group comprised Ian Hargreaves, John Ward, John Anderson, Carol Petifar, Andrew Dyson and myself. Note …
I headed over to Steamboat Springs Colorado for a new adventure in trail running. This is not a race on most Ultra Trail runners list, but I had thought over winter about getting out there or Lake Tahoe. In the end I summed up the courage to enter Run Rabbit 100…
The weather was mixed over the weekend, wind rain and sun in various quantities. On Friday it pored down when the rain abated Peter Haigh walked from Grasmere back to the hut via Dunmail raise. The Ospreys are back…
The majority of the attendees started arriving on Friday afternoon, but sadly none had brought with them any weather forecasts other than utterly abysmal! However, a merry evening was had in the Smithy with the woodburner lit discussing…….
The Gritstone Club had arranged accommodation at The Log House on the Damph Estate for 14 people. 12 people arrived during Sunday. The sunset that evening was spectacular! A good omen? The three big ridges…..
This impromptu meet at the Smithy was threatened with mixed weather (the MWIS forecast was ‘appalling’) which did not deter those present from venturing out…….