31st August ANOTHER WAYnwright Day
(from 12:30 - 13:30)
A special one-off event to launch the Another Way charity
Please note, this is not an ‘organised’ walking event but rather groups of people who happen to be out walking the fells at the same time who meet each other on the tops of Wainwrights, and in our case, have a sing! That said, there’s likely to be a group of us who all choose to set off walking up Haystacks at the same time and from the same place…
10:30 Meet at Gatesgarth Farm car park, Buttermere
11:00 Set off up Haystacks via Scarth Gap (map)
12:30 Singing by Innominate Tarn
Essential Kit List
Please be responsible for your own safety and that of anyone you’re walking with. Make sure you have everything on this list:
Rucksack or daysack with waterproof liner/bag
Water, at least 1 litre
Walking boots with heavy patterned sole
Good quality thick walking socks
Suitable clothing, and waterproofs. Think layers, wicking shirt, micro fleece, fleece, lightweight trousers (not jeans, these carry water and take an age to dry)
Spare warm top-fleece or down jacket
Hat and gloves
Map, compass and whistle
Mobile phone and camera
First Aid kit (distribute throughout the team, slings, bandages, ice pack, ibuprofen, tape, medi wipes etc.)
High energy food items, e.g. dried fruit and chocolate, sweets etc. to eat during walk
Head torch and spare batteries
Flask of hot drink (advised in cold weather)
Links to individual songs we might sing:
Achieving a low carbon Another Waynwright Day
Produced by Mike Berners-Lee
As an ambassador or supporter of Another Way, we ask you to represent our values by making your participation in the day as low carbon as possible. Here are some tips to get you started and if you think of anything else- great!
Travel to the start of the walk
Walk or cycle to the start if you can
Next best is public transport unless you can fill a car
If you have to drive then:
§ Fill the car with people –join our Facebook group Another Waynwright Day Discussion to link up with others for lift sharing
§ Drive the most efficient car that you can
§ Keep the speed down. On the motorway, the fuel use per mile is roughly
proportional to the speed. The slower the better, as long as it is safe.
§ Whilst being safe, read the road ahead so that you don’t have to use the brakes
more than necessary.
The three most important considerations are:
Less meat and dairy, and especially less beef and lamb. Take the time to explain your food choices to people if they are interested – taking vegan brownies to share could be a good conversation starter – and you can share the recipe too!
Zero waste - left overs for lunch perhaps? Or at least make sure whatever isn’t eaten on the hill gets eaten somehow later. Bring in reusable containers.
No air freighted food. Try and buy local and seasonal. As a simple guide this means avoiding anything that has come from a long way away and isn’t robust enough to travel by boat. (So bananas from the Caribbean are fine, and so are oranges, apples, pineapples etc. but grapes from California are not).
Finally, minimise disposable packaging. Buy loose food wherever possible. No plastic bottles. ]
Kit – minimising the resources that are required to have you properly kitted out.
Use quality kit, made to last. Always check charity shops and eBay, or borrow from friends before buying new. Perhaps wear kit you have mended or had mended.
Rubbish – leave the hills better than you found them, and save carbon at the same time. Please pick up any litter you find on the hills. We will sort and weigh this for recycling at the evening event in Threlkeld- else please take it home and recycle it, or ecobrick it on Catbells!