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.

'A' Party
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

'B' Party
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

'C' party
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