- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 10th October 1982-North
- The next outing for the walking group will take place on
Sunday, 10 October, to the Keswick area of the Lake
District. It is essential that the coach leaves 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. Adequate protective clothing and strong
footwear are necessary (boots for the 'A' and 'B'
parties). The cost of the walks is £2.50 for adults and
£1.50 for children. Please indicate on the attached slip
which walk you intend to join and return it to the school
office by Thursday, 30 September. Details of the walks
are given below.
'A' Party - The Coledale Horseshoe.
The walk begins at Braithwaite (grid ref: 232237) and
ascends Grisdale Pike (2593 ft.). It continues along the
ridge to Hopegill Head (2525 ft.), then down over Sand
Hill (2431 ft.) to Coledale Hause (grid ref: 189212). The
route then ascends the southern flank of Coledale to Eel
Crag (called Crag Hill on the O.S. - 2753 ft.) and
continues over Sail (2530 ft.) and Scar Crags (2205 ft.)
to Causey Pike (2035 ft.), before descending to Stair.
This is a strenuous but rewarding day along fine ridges.
Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 4000 ft
Leaders: Dennis Ashton and Tony Shaw
- The walk begins at Braithwaite and ascends Grisedale Pike
(2593 ft). There are two fairly steep ascents on the way
to the summit and these will be taken at a slow pace with
pauses to take in the magnificent views - which we hope
we will see! Weather and other circumstances permitting,
the walk will then take in Hopegill Head (2525 ft.) and
Ladyside Pike (2325 ft.) along fine ridges. In either
case, after a good rest, the descent will be made to the
Forestry Commission Visitor Centre on the Whinlatter
Pass. Time will allow a visit. The final descent is
through delightful woods via The hamlet of Thornthwaite.
Distance: 7½ (or 11) miles
- Ascent: 2400 (or 2750) ft
Leaders: Alan Frost and Robert Blackwell.
- This is a pleasant walk around the perimeter of Derwent
Water. The walk starts at Kettlewell and follows the
perimeter of the lake round to Keswick. There is very
little real walking and as the path may be muddy in
places, boots are advisable, This is an easy walk with no
Distance: 6½ miles
Leaders: Shirley Syme and Hazel Ellard.