- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 17th April 1983-Lake
- The next outing of the walking group will take place on
Sunday, 17 April, to the Ambleside area of the Lake
District. The coach will leave the school at 8.00 a.m.
promptly, so please assemble for 7.45 a.m. We expect to
return to Formby for 8.00 p.m. There will be a short
'convenience' stop on the motorway on the outward
journey. All the walks end in Ambleside, so that
refreshments will be available before the homeward
journey. Adequate protective clothing and strong footwear
are essential (this means boots for 'A' and 'B' parties)
At the recent A.G.M. of the Section, attention was drawn
to the fact that jeans are unsuitable in certain
conditions: dry, they offer little protection against
wind and cold, and wet, they cling increasing the chill.
The cost of the walks is £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for
children. Please indicate, on the attached slip, which
walk you intend to join and return it to the school
office by Wednesday, 22 March. A speedy return would be
appreciated as the school is on holiday from 25th March
and we need to confirm the numbers for the coach.
'A' Party - the Fairfield Horseshoe.
Starting from Rydal, this Lakeland classic ascends via
Nab Scar (1450 ft), Heron Pike (2003 ft) and Great Rigg
Man (2513 ft) to Fairfield (2863 ft) "a grand
mountain with grand satellites in support"
(Wainwright). The return is via Hart Crag (2698 ft), Dove
Crag (2603 ft), High Pike (2155 ft) and Low Pike (1657
ft) to Ambleside.
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent 3500 ft
Leaders: Dennis Ashton and Tony Shaw
Starting from Ambleside, the walk ascends via High Sweden
Bridge and Scandale Pass to Little Hart Crag (2091 ft)
This is a long but not too steep ascent (2000 ft) in just
over 4 miles, The route then goes over High Bakestones to
join the 'A' party route at Dove Crag (2603 ft) The
descent is via High Pike (2155 ft) and Low Pike (1657 ft)
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 2800 ft
Leaders: Alan Frost and Robert Blackwell
This will be a gentle walk in the Rydal and Grasmere
area, visiting one or both of these beauty spots,
Hopefully, some of Wordsworth's daffodils may still be
seen. The walk will linger in Grasmere, where there is
much to see, There may be some ascent, but this will not
be too exacting. The day will end in Ambleside.
Leaders: Shirley Syme and Jan Yabsley