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The Cumbrian Traverse                                                    UK Ultras

Nearly there in 2005 (Wendy Dodds)


This is a south to north, high-level traverse of 21 Lakeland peaks involving some 35 miles and 12000 feet of ascent.  Devised by Sue and Dick Courchee, it was first completed in 2005.  It starts at Broughton Mills in Dunnerdale and finishes at the Moot Hall, Keswick, although it may be completed in either direction.  The route complements the north-east to south-west line of the Joss Naylor Challenge but is intended as a more informal outing without time limits.

Route

The start is at the Village Hall, Broughton Mills (GR  223 907) and the finish is the Moot Hall, Keswick (GR 267 234).  The 21 summits listed below must be visited, crossing Wrynose Pass and Honister Pass where a support vehicle can be located.  Use OS Explorer Maps OL6 and OL4, South-West and North-West areas.



Schedule

Cumbrian Traverse.pdf

Click on the icon to view/print a pdf schedule of the inaugural traverse (June 2005).


Completions

Completions for this were previously registered. It is now an informal challenge without time limits, rules or registrations.

□   Registrations - an historical record of completions 2005 to 2012.

1

Great Stickle

212 916

2

Stickle Pike

212 928

3

Caw

230 944

4

White Maiden

254 957

5

Brown Pike

261 966

6

Dow Crag

262 978

7

Coniston Old Man

272 978

8

Swirl How

273 005

9

Great Carrs

270 009

10

Cold Pike

263 036

11

Crinkle Crags

249 049

12

Bowfell

245 064

13

Esk Pike

237 075

14

Great End

227 084

15

Great Gable

211 103

16

Green Gable

215 107

17

Brandreth

215 119

18

Grey Knotts

217 126

19

High Spy

234 162

20

Maiden Moor

237 182

21

Cat Bells

244 199