BOOTboys 2017

These pages describe adventures of BOOTboys , a loose group of friends of mature years who seek to defy the aging process by getting out into the hills as often as possible.  As most live in South Lakeland, it is no surprise that our focus is on the Lakeland fells and the Yorkshire Dales.

BB1701 : The Dozenth Visit
Wednesday 4th January 2017
Wansfell Pike, Baystones (Wansfell)

BB1702 : The Haunted, Frightened Trees
Thursday 12th January 2017
Helsington, Scout Scar

BB1703 : The Bells, The Bells
Thursday 19th January 2017
Side Pike, Lingmoor

BB1704 : A Comedy Of Errors
Thursday 26th January 2017
Brunt Knott, Potter Fell,
Gurnal Dubbs, Potter Tarn

BB1705 : Great Grandad's Army and Other Relics
Thursday 9th February 2017
Rifle Range, Pillow Mounds, Romano- British Settlement, Kendal Racecourse and more!

BB1706 : GOBB it !
Thursday 16th February 2017
Whitbarrow Scar

BB1707 : Around Robin (all day)
Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Loughrigg, Alcock Tarn

BB1708 : Open or Closed?
Wednesday 1st March 2017
Whinfell Beacon

BB1709 : Second Time Lucky
Wednesday 8th March 2017
Whinfell Range

BB1710 : The Sticklers
Wednesday 21st March 2017
Great Stickle, Stickle Pike

BB1711 : Decisons, Decisions
Thursday 6th April 2017
Tarn Crag, Blea Rigg

BB1712 : Cut Short By The Baps
Thursday 13th April 2017
Farleton Fell, Hutton Roof Crags,
Dalton Crags

BB1713 : How Terribly Strange To Be Seventy
Monday 24th April 2017
Reston Scar, Brunt Knott, Potter Fell

BB1714 : 47DON=70
Saturday 29th April 2017
Reston Scar, Brunt Knott, Potter Fell, Potter Tarn, Hawkshead Brewery

BB1715 : In Praise of Tattoos
Wednesday 10th May 2017

Ullscarf, Armboth Fell, High Tove,
High Seat, Bleaberry Fell, Walla Crag

BB1716 : Martin Edges Towards His 50th Anniversary
Wednesday 24th May 2017
Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn, Catstycam

BB1717 : Jeffrey and Arthur
Wednesday 31st May 2017
Whinfell Beacon, Belt Howe, Jeffrey's Mount
and Salisbury Crags, Arthur's Seat

BB1718 : Team-Building Exercises
Wednesday 7th June 2017
Tom Heights, Black Fell (or Crag),
Hodge Close Quarry, Holm Fell

BB1719 : Ancient Settlements
Thursday 15th June 2017

Raven's Crag, Stickle Pike, Great Stickle

BB1720 : The School Camp
Thursday 22nd June 2017
Great Crag, Grange Fell, Castle Crag

BB1721 : A Gem Between Two Tarns
Thursday 29th June 2017
High Dam, Graythwaite Hall
Green Hows Upper Tarn

BB1722 : The Duke of Edinburgh Award
Wednesday 5th July 2017
Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Scoat Fell,
Steeple, Pillar

BB1723 : Errmmm...???
Thursday 6th July 2017
Illghill Head, Whin Rigg

BB1724 : El ADNaCS
Wednesday 12th July 2017
Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag,
Middle Dodd, Red Screes

BB1725 : One Of Our Lakes Is Missing!
Thursday 20th July 2017
Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick

BB1726 : Victorian Times
Thursday 27th July 2017
Wansfell, Ambleside Sports

BB1727  : Three Knees Down
Wednesday 9th August 2017
Red Screes, Caudale Moor

BB1728 : The Angel of the Mountain
Thursday 10th August 2017
Tarn Crag, High Raise, Sergeant's Crag, Eagle Crag

BB1729 : Will Ye Go, BOOTboys Go?
Wednesday 16th August 2017
Middleton Fell

BB1730 : Fifty Things To Do With A Ferret
Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Harter Fell (Southern Fells)

BB1731 : Opa to Luca, Over
Wednesday 30th August 2017
White Side, Raise

BB1732 : I Can't Remember..... !
Wednesday 6th September 2017

BB1733 : The Money Fairy
Wednesday 27th September 2017
Sour Howes, Wansfell

BB1734 : Introducing the BOOTboys WINDbeer Scale
Thursday 12th October 2017
Cunswick Scar, Scout Scar

BB1735 : Respect   Protect   Enjoy
Wednesday 18th October 2017
Harter Fell (Longsleddale)

BB1736 : Edinburgh By Night
Thursday 28th October 2017
Middleshaw Quarry, Arnside Knott, The Pepperpot

BB1737 : A Model BOOTboy
Thursday 9th November 2017
Lang Howe, Silver Howe, Loughrigg

BB1738 : Sensible and Realistic
Wednesday 29th November 2017

BB1739 : Collective Nouns
Tuesday 5th December 2017
Cartmel, Cark & Allithwaite

BB1740 : Drizzle, Drizzle, Fog & Mist
Wednesday 20th December 2017
Strickland Arms

BB1741 : A Bevy and a Blether
Saturday 30th December 2017
Scout Scar, Helsington Church

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Later years (if any) will be found in due course via the Home Page.

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BOOTboys 2017