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    Keswick to cat bells + onwards

    Right as uni likes to make you spend as little time there as possible but still take more than 3 grand off you, ive got quite a long christmas break.

    So i had an idea today. Since im yet to even fun up a fell its about time i did.

    So seeing as i love the lake district and i know the top end around keswick fairly well, i thought i might as well have a go up there.

    As i cant drive id catch the bus from preston to keswick and set off and run.

    I had in mind to first head up cat bells, maiden moor, high spy and then i dont know where.

    Can anybody tell me roughly how to get to the start of cat bells from keswick town centre, where to go after ive reached high spy.....or, any other route you'd maybe suggest for me.

    Thankyou

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    Re: Keswick to cat bells + onw

    Why not have a run around the Anniversary Waltz route from Stair?

    Map link:
    http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?i...rywaltzrj5.jpg

    Or more details on the website:
    http://www.anniversarywaltz.co.uk/

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    Re: Keswick to cat bells + onw

    Ady your a legend!

    Whats the millage like on the route, and any idea roughy how long it would take me....i sort of have 6 hours to waste until the return bus leaves to go back to preston

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    Re: Keswick to cat bells + onw

    11.5 miles with 3600' of ascent. Allow 3 hours(ish), check race results on website to perhaps give your more of an idea of time.

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    Re: Keswick to cat bells + onw

    The classic way of doing that circuit from Keswick is to get the motor launch across Derwentwater to Hawse End but you might have problems fitting it in with the winter timetable.

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    Re: Keswick to cat bells + onw

    Yeah i was thinking doing that because otherwise its 4.4 miles from keswick to the start. Thats 8.8 on the 11.5 miles as it is, and i doubt i'd be able to do the 20 miles it would be if i was to run all of it.....ive only ever run 10 miles

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    Re: Keswick to cat bells + onw

    Quote Originally Posted by Ady In Accy View Post
    Why not have a run around the Anniversary Waltz route from Stair?

    Map link:
    http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?i...rywaltzrj5.jpg

    Or more details on the website:
    http://www.anniversarywaltz.co.uk/
    Thats what 24 of us are doing 2 weeks time from Hawse End(hope the OMM courses don't swing this way)

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    Re: Keswick to cat bells + onw

    Quote Originally Posted by Al Fowler View Post
    Yeah i was thinking doing that because otherwise its 4.4 miles from keswick to the start. Thats 8.8 on the 11.5 miles as it is, and i doubt i'd be able to do the 20 miles it would be if i was to run all of it.....ive only ever run 10 miles
    Al, with 6 hours to spare it will be nee bother...
    even I could do it...
    contrary to what Nee Bother says about me!
    Only one who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. -T.S.Eliot

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    Re: Keswick to cat bells + onw

    I may have to scrap doing it in christmas because the bus i was planning to use has stopped until feb.

    I could either catch the bus from preston to lancaster, then another from lancaster to kewsick.
    Or i could catch the train from preston to windermere, and then get on the bus to keswick.
    Bloody public transport.

    So nee bother, u may see me.....im an 18 year old, glasses and ill probably be looking lost after ive past High Spy

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    Re: Keswick to cat bells + onw

    Buy or TWOK a moped

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