Teesdale - May 17th-18th
Meet in the public car park in Dufton at 1030. (If there is insufficient room in the car park meet there anyway and I will direct you to alternative parking.)
Route Day 1: up the tarmac road to Great Dun Fell (the most strenuous part of the whole trip) - off piste to Cross Fell - bridleway to Garrigill (refreshments) - road and track to Tynehead - muddy hill and short road to Yad Moss - track to Cow Green - road to Langdon Beck.
Day 2: optional visit to High Force (8km detour) - Cow Green Reservoir and Cauldron Snout (and look at arctic-alpine flora if anything is out) - bridleway to High Cup Nick - descent to Dufton (optional alternative descent to Murton).
The route is mostly non-technical and on wide tracks but there will be some pushing here and there. Day 2 is not long and gives time for exploration (geology, natural history, industrial history) should people be interested.
Overnight accommodation is in Langdon Beck YH where you can have a bed in a dormitory room for £18 or four can share a room for £59 (£3 reduction for members). The YH can provide meals (breakfast £5.63, packed lunch £5.75, dinner £9.95); I will use the local pub for dinner. All you will need for overnight is a small wash kit and maybe a shirt and trousers for evening. Bedding is provided and a shower towel can be hired.
There are already 4 chaps going and we will book a private room for four. When others have made their minds up please go to https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/langdon-beck and book yourself in. You may want to get together in multiples of 4 for private rooms - chaps currently hedging their bets are Daniel A, Graham C and Mike S.
Get in touch with me for any further info or to find out the latest attendees.