- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 12th June 1983-Lake
- The June outing for the walking group takes place on
Sunday 12th June, and will be centred on Buttermere in
the Lake District. The coach will depart promptly at 7.45
a.m. from school, and we hope to return by 8.30 p.m. The
cost is £3.00 plus 3 books/paper backs (for the October
book stall) for adults, and £2.00 for children! A toilet
stop will be made at Tebay Services on the M6. Limited
light refreshments are available at Buttermere on
completion of all walks, but we recommend that members
bring extra refreshments in view of the later return
time. Adequate protective clothing and walking boots are
absolutely essential for all walks. Please indicate on
the return slip which walk you intend to join, and return
together with your remittance (books on the coach please)
to Mrs Craine at the school by Thursday, 26th May.
Starting from Gatesgarth, the party ascend Fleetwith Pike
(2126ft.) via Fleetwith Edge, thence on to Blackbeck
Tarn, Innominate Tarn, Haystacks (l900ft.) beloved by
Wainwright, and at his request, the place where his ashes
are to be scattered. Descent to Scarth Gap, and then
ascent to High Crag (2443ft.), following this fine ridge
via High Stile (2644ft,) to Buttermere Red Pike
(2479ft.), Depending on time and conditions, we have the
choice of descent via Scale Force or via Bleaberry Tarn
to Buttermere. Really superb views can be expected given
Distance: 8 or 10 miles
- Ascent: 3750 ft
Leaders: John McEvoy and Dave Luty
A tougher than average 'B' walk. Ignore the distance,
consider the ascent, but don't be put off, it will be
taken at a very slow pace, and the views are really worth
the effort. Starting from Gatesgarth the walk makes a
gradual ascent over 1½ miles to Scarth Gap (1450ft.) and
then following a steep 1,000 ft. climb to High Crag
(2443ft.), follows the ridge route as described for 'A'
party, descending to Buttermere via Bleaberry Tarn.
- Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: 2600 ft
Leaders: Ken Parks and Stephen Holmes.
This will be a leisurely walk amongst delightful, beck,
lake, hillside and woodland scenery, most of it on
National Trust property. Starting from the shore of
Crummock Water, the walk follows a gentle incline along
Rannerdale Beck and Squat Beck arriving at Buttermere
village for refreshments after which there are 2
possibilities depending on weather etc. Option 1, a walk
to Scale Force, a unique opportunity to see Lakeland's
highest waterfall and a bathe in the beck if it's hot!
Option 2, a walk around Buttermere Lake, savouring the
views and lingering as we please. Both finish at
Buttermere for yet more refreshment.
Distance: 6 - 7 miles
Leaders: Peter and Shelagh Lucas.