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Sunday June 12th 2016 around and over Saddleback, also known as Blencathra, the hulking mass that looks down on Keswick. 25-mile mixed terrain ride for MTBs), a 31-mile road route around Blencathra and a stunning 8-mile walk along a Family Adventure Trail. Take your pick or do the lot…
The Grand Day Out in Cumbria is a county-wide fundraising day on January 16th 2016 (with a follow up later in the year) organised entirely by volunteers. There will be fell walks / sports / music / laughter / eating / drinking and all sorts of fun things to raise funds for the Cumbria Community Foundation Flood Appeal, Mountain Rescue and other voluntary rescue services who were so important during the floods. Please support!
Please take the time to look at this new film, which was released at noon on April 2 2015. It shows the valued work the Mountain Rescue service does, not just on the peaks, but also in the troughs, when people get snowed in or stranded on the highways and byways of the Lake District, during the long winter months. It was made by Jacquie and David Freeborn, who run Motherby House B&B at Motherby, just outside Greystoke. They are film-makers as well as bed-makers and fryers of bacon. It is an excellent film and shows the circumstances under which these brave volunteers work. Donations are what keeps they afloat.
Beware the treacherously steep descent into Nenthead from Garrigill. Helen Barron is very lucky to be alive. To read of her air-ambulance assisted rescue please see YOUR TRIPS for further details. If you are going this way please make sure your brakes are up to the task. Or simply walk your bike down the final stretch. Helen is not alone here. She is, five months on, at last on the road to recovery. Her account is not for the fainthearted.