- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 8th March 1981-Lake District-Patterdale
- The next outing for the walking group will take place on Sunday, 8th
March 1981. The coach will leave the school car park at 8.00 a.m. promptly
for Patterdale in the Lake District, a journey of 2.30 - 3.00 hours. Cost
will be £2.00 for adults, £1.00 for children. Details of the routes have
been given below and it would help if you would indicate on the return
slip which walking party you would expect to join.
- The 'A' party walk will leave from Patterdale including St Sunday Crag.
The exact route will be decided on the day of the walk in the light of
weather and ground conditions. Distance covered will be 10 - 12 miles and
involve heights of approximately 2600 ft. Boots, usual protective clothing
and emergency rations will be essential.
Leader: M Farthing
- This walk is composed of the ascent of Place Fell (2154ft) which though
steep will be taken at a steady pace with suitable stops for rests and
refreshments. The views from the summit are spectacular (weather
permitting). The descent may be boggy but it is through pleasant
countryside and the final 3 miles is on an undulating path along the
southern shore of Ullswater. Boots are essential for this walk.
Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent:1700 ft
Leaders: Mr Orchard, Mr and Mrs Orman
- This is a pleasant gently undulating walk on the eastern bank of
Ullswater, with the lake in view at all times. The walk starts at
Patterdale, follows the upper path past a cave and old quarry, skirting
Silver Crag to Silver Point and Silver Bay. The return takes the lower
path back to Patterdale, and then a short walk along the road to
Glenridding. Wainwright describes the return thus "it is the author's
opinion that the lakeside path to Patterdale is the most beautiful and
rewarding walk in Lakeland" Grandmothers welcome. Since this is a
fairly short walk it is hoped to arrive back in Glenridding in good time
for tea at the Glenridding Hotel. (Tea and scones 75p, - numbers will be
taken on the day) Please bring a change of shoes.
Distance: 5 - 6 miles
Leaders: Mr J Wood and Mr T D Craine