- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 18th October 1981-Lake District-Coniston
- The next outing of the walking group will be on Sunday,18 October 1981,
to the Coniston area of the Lake District. The coach will leave Promptly
at 8.00 am, so please assemble at 7.45 a.m. We expect to be back by about
7.30 p.m. Details of the routes are given below and it would help if you
would indicate on the return slip which walking party you would expect to
join, although you may change your mind on the day if you wish.
- Will leave Coniston for Wetherlam (2499 ft), cross Prison Band to Swirl
How and along one of the finest ridge walks in the Lake District to Old
Man of Coniston (2631 ft). On a fine day the views are magnificent. The
route will return down to Coniston and may be varied according to the
Distance: Approximately 9 to 10 miles in about 6 hours.
Leader: Dennis Ashton.
- Will leave Coniston following Church Beck to the Miners Bridge and
ascend to Walna Scar Road and on to Goats Water and then to Goats Hause
and up to the summit of Old Man of Coniston (2631 ft), descending via Low
Water beck to Coniston. This walk has magnificent views of Coniston Lake,
Dow Crag and a full panoramic view of the North Western area of the Lake
Distance: Approximately 7 to 8 miles.
Leaders: Graham Oddy, Robert Blackwell and Alan Frost.
- Will start from Torver and follow Torver Beck (very pretty waterfalls)
to Walna Scar Bridge, ascending to Blind Tarn at 1,700 ft. Excellent views
of Coniston Lake, Morecambe Bay, Dow Crag and Old Man of Coniston. Return
via Walna Scar Road and The Miners Path to Church Beck and back to
Distance: Approximately 6 to 7 miles.
Leaders: Barbara Oddy and Shirley Syme.
Boots and weather protection are essential on all walks. The coach will be
parked in the main car park in Coniston. There are several tea shops open
in Coniston and public conveniences are also available. The cost will be
£2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children.