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    Buttermere Shepherds' Meet Fell Races.
    Are taking place this year.
    Sunday the 24th of October. Juniors ( U13/15 race at 10:30 ). Seniors at 11:30.
    There is a new venue. It has moved from Buttermere village to Gatesgarth farm.
    Full details are on the club website https://c-f-r.org.uk/.../race_butter...erds_meet.html
    Its going to be a classic. 5.25 Km with 600 m of climb. All grassy/pathy, not much rocky. Clearly quite steep.
    All those days in lockdown, bemoaning the lack of fun things to do? How you promised to get out and race? This is what you have been waiting for.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew B View Post
    Buttermere Shepherds' Meet Fell Races.
    Are taking place this year.
    Sunday the 24th of October. Juniors ( U13/15 race at 10:30 ). Seniors at 11:30.
    There is a new venue. It has moved from Buttermere village to Gatesgarth farm.
    Full details are on the club website https://c-f-r.org.uk/.../race_butter...erds_meet.html
    Its going to be a classic. 5.25 Km with 600 m of climb. All grassy/pathy, not much rocky. Clearly quite steep.
    All those days in lockdown, bemoaning the lack of fun things to do? How you promised to get out and race? This is what you have been waiting for.....
    Trying to work this out. With 600m of climbing from the valley bottom, Fleetwith Pike and Hay Stacks are not high enough, Robinson and High Crag are too high. Of course, that 600m may be a very rough estimate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    Trying to work this out. With 600m of climbing from the valley bottom, Fleetwith Pike and Hay Stacks are not high enough, Robinson and High Crag are too high. Of course, that 600m may be a very rough estimate.
    I think it goes up Robinson which looks to be about 620m ascent.

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    Robinson it is.
    Uses what I am led to believe might be an old peat cutters track ( this needs checking )
    Fleetwith was considered- but itÂ’s very steep, with some big crags and a cross at the bottom of one where someone called Fanny came to grief many years ago.
    There have been routes that used Warnscale as a descent but, it is quite rough.

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    This will be the third different route of this race as they keep moving the shepherd meet venue. Quite different in character to the previous venue.

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