Following on from the previous discussion thread I’m pleased to announce that I will provide organisation as necessary for a weekend of SOTA activity in the Lake District on the 18th and 19th May 2019 for anyone who is interested in activating or chasing.
The location for the Saturday Evening meet will be the Brookside Inn in Windermere - a change of location following the discovery that the Keswick Mountain Festival was causing difficulty for folk in finding accommodation. Windermere has a lot of different types of accommodation available and is well connected in the Lakes with both a train line that links up to the West Coast Mainline (trains operated by Virgin, Transpennine Express and Northern Railways) and Bus Routes to the major towns in the Lake District. Several bus routes can be used for access to summits. The rail connections allow access to the Windermere in around two hours from Manchester Airport, Glasgow Airport in around 3-4 hours and Edinburgh Airport via tram and train in around 3-4 hours. Train tickets are usually cheapest booked in advanced via The Trainline.
If you have a car and are not concerned about drinking you might want to consider accommodation location to best suit your planned summits for Sunday to allow an earlier start.
If using public transport the following summits are close to Windermere via bus route: Red Screes or Stony Cove Pike via Kirkstone Pass, High Street, St Sunday Crag, Place Fell via Patterdale, Seat Sandal and Fairfield via Grasmere, Old Man of Coniston via Coniston. Lots of options.
I will also look to promote the event in suitable places such as the RSGB magazine and hopefully also bring awareness to SOTA and Amateur Radio to a wider audience.