- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 18th January 1981-Lake District-Kentmere
- The next walk is to take place on Sunday, 16th January in the Kentmere
area of the Southern Lake District. The coach will leave school promptly
at 8.00 a.m. and is expected to return by 6.00 p.m. Since no facilities
are open in Kentmere, all food and hot drinks will have to be taken. The
coach will stop for 10 minutes in each direction on the M6. Cost of the
excursion will be £2.00 for adults, £1.00 for children. Numbers are
restricted to 55 - 60 people and therefore if you would like to attend
please return the attached slip to Mr Farthing, in room 4 as soon as
possible but certainly by 3.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 13th January. Details of
the walks have been provided by the leaders and set out below It would
help if you could indicate on the slip provisionally which walking party
you expect to join on the day.
- The 'A' walk will depart west up the Garburn Pass, height 1,475 ft
crossing wet open fells ascending on to the Yoke (2309 ft) to Ill Bell
(2476 ft) to Froswick (2359 ft) to Thornthwaite Crag (2569 ft).
Thornthwaite Beacon is a l4 ft walled column and is one of the most
distinguished in Lakeland. The party will proceed to High Street wall
corners across open fell above Bleathwaite Crag to Mardale Ill Bell (2,496
ft) with views of Haweswater, Bleawater and Smallwater, to the Nan Bield
Pass with delightful zig zags returning to Kentmere Reservoir and the
coach. This descent is 1650 ft in half a mile, with some scree.
- Distance: 10¾ miles
- Ascent: 3000 ft
Leader: Dennis Ashton
- 'B' Party
- The 'B' walk will start from Kentmere church, up the East side of the
valley to Hollowbank Farm and then ascend on to Kentmere Pike (2397 ft)
Brown Howe, and Harter Fell if weather permits. Then to the head of Nan
Bield Pass descending to Smallthwaite Knott over Tongue Scar to Overend
Farm and then returning up the path used on the way out. This walk is very
wet in places and the ridges are exposed.
- Distance: 9½ miles
- Ascent: 1600 ft
Leader: Graham Oddy
- The 'C' walk will leave Kentmere heading north up the River Kent to the
waterfalls and returning via the east side of the reservoir, ascending 500
ft to Smallthwaite Knot - descending via Tongue Scar to Overend Farm.
There are magnificent views of the valley on this section, returning via
the valley bottom to Kentmere. This is a very picturesque walk which will
be taken at a fairly leisurely pace.
- Distance: 5 miles
- Ascent: 500 ft
Leader: Barbara Oddy
Variations of all walks may have to be made on the day according to
weather and ground conditions.