By: Paul Goodwin | December 11, 2016

Car parking at the top of the Greenside Road is strictly for members only. If you do not have a car parking sticker and have not filed your vehicle registration number on our database you are committing a criminal offence if you drive on the Greenside bridleway.

You must park ONLY in the marked areas on the map above – other areas are set aside for other users. The Lake District National Park Authority is starting a database of vehicles which appear to be illegally parked and they may take action.

You must also observe the 5mph speed restriction to minimise damage to the road surface and ensure safety for walkers and other users.

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By: jennifermae | March 19, 2016

The Lake District Ski Club is run entirely by volunteers. We currently have a team of approximately 10 helpers who run the tow at weekends and mid week, depending on their particular circumstances. However, we are always looking to expand the team.

Category: Work Party 


By: Mike Sweeney | January 31, 2016

The mineworkers' cottages

Something I’ve always meant to do is explore alternative routes up to Raise, not least to look at ways of minimising pressure on the car park, so on a rather dreich Sunday I decided to sneak in a quick totter up from Seldom Seen and get back in time for the Carlisle-Everton FA Cup tie.

Seldom Seen is a secluded and tranquil valley just to the north of Glenridding on the west bank of Ullswater with two variants for the first part of the route up. At the southern departure point there is room for two or three cars behind the bus stop on the A592 or you can start a few hundred yards to the north from the official car park. I chose the former.

As you walk up through the woods on the south side of the valley, Glencoyne Beck can be seen through...

Category: Skiiing and Snowboarding 


By: Paul Goodwin | January 14, 2016

Would everyone please note that parking in the club car park at the Greenside Mine is limited and only available to paid-up LDSC members in winter from 1st November until 30th April. From 1st May until the following November the licence only covers work parties. A car parking sticker should be displayed in any case.

Please respect other users of the access track and avoid disturbance to local residents by observing the recommended speed limit of 5 mph. Also car share, park space-effectively (double parking where possible), and note that we should not park immediately in front of the gate leading to the rear of the hostel or by its gable end (to the right at the top of the last steep climb into the car park).
The lower areas by the hostels are...

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By: Paul Goodwin | October 31, 2015

The club’s annual dinner is once again at the excellent Cragwood Hotel on the shores of Windermere.

The date is Saturday 28 November and the cost will be £30 per person for the dinner and just £35 per head for bed & breakfast.

The hotel has put aside 10 rooms at this bargain price and they’re available on a first-come first-served basis.

It’s a lovely place in an idyllic location so why not make it the basis of a weekend in the Lakes? You never know, you might be able to combine it with a weekend's skiing...

To book for this glittering event please email club secretary John Burrows or contact him via post or phone: The Secretary, LDSC, Apartment 4 High School House, 1 Thorny Hills, Kendal, Cumbria. LA9 7AF Tel: 01539 737182.

You can cancel u...

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