JJ Looks forward to next week

JJ writes:

“Just back from 2 days of rehearsing with the RR band, blowing off the cobwebs of songs from Rising Road and Never Stop Moving and hearing the new songs Rowan and Lindsey will sing. Finished off with a ceilidh tune session and a curry. Perfect.
Looking forward to playing in that nice little Village hall in Threlkeld with Blencathra looming above us.”

Ceilidh Arrangements 

The ceilidh in Threlkeld on 22nd September is completely sold out and there will be no tickets available at the door.

The maximum dancers the hall can accommodate is 6 sets of 8 dancers i. e. 24 couples giving 48 dancers at a time. That means everyone gets some rest while allowing others to dance. There will be chairs around the sides and the coffee shop space will be available where there is also a bar.

The administration of the ceilidh by the TAA (Threlkeld Amenity Association) will be that each ticket holder must exchange their ticket for a wristband at the door. This will then allow ticket holders to move around freely inside the village hall and coffee shop. They can also go outside and come back in with minimum fuss.

The Thursday afternoon walk

The walk on Thursday from Castlerigg goes south to High and Low Nest before turning left [east ] to pass between High and Low Rigg past the Youth Centre . At Bridge House we turn left and follow footpaths back to Threkeld Bridge via Moss Dikes where we cross A66 and walk into Threlkeld. 
Anyone not wishing to walk the whole way could meet us at the Youth Centre.

The Lakes 2017 – Walk Descriptions

There are three walks:

  1. Thursday 21st September half day – Castlerigg Stone Circle walk down into Threlkeld

  2. Friday 22nd full day – Cat Bells, Derwent Water and beyond

  3. Saturday 23rd full day – Blencathra, towers above Threlkeld where we are based

Everyone can do the Thursday walk. On Frday and Saturday, there are two routes each day for different levels of walking – A is the most challenging and requires experience, B has less challenges, but remember this is the lakes – nothing is easy. With everyone’s safety in mind, JJ will have the last word on who should do which walk.

For further details, click here: 2017 Lakes walk descriptions to see them in a PDF document. This provides enough details to allow walkers to organise themselves. Any questions, please email info@jj-rr.org and we will do our best to help.

JJ to all Ramblers

September is here and soon we will return to the wonderful North Lakes. We will be based in Threlkeld, beneath the mighty Blencathra with 3 days of great walks, beer and music lined up.
Thursday: we meet mid-afternoon at the timeless Castlerigg Stone Circle for a short walk into Threlkeld.
Friday: we meet in Keswick to take in the iconic Cat Bells, Derwent Water and beyond.
Saturday: we summit Blencathra (by different routes) and descend together. Weather-permitting of course.
Walk details to follow on Monday….  JJ

Tickets for the two gigs in September

Tickets are now available for the two gigs in Threlkeld as part of the Reluctant Ramblers return to the North Lakes in September:

Friday 22nd September is a ceilidh with music from the Reluctant Ramblers with special guest caller John Jones.

Saturday is a full concert – John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers.

There will be a short afternoon walk on the Thursday then two full days of walking on the Friday and Saturday. Details to follow.

Tickets are available from the Threlkeld village web site.