Range Walking Club
Sunday 26th September 1982-Lake District-Langdale
 
The next outing for the walking group will take place on Sunday, 26 September, to the Langdale 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 7.00 p.m. There will be a short 'convenience' stop on the motorway on the outward journey, Adequate protective clothing and boots or strong shoes are necessary for all walks. 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, 16 September. Details of the walks are given below.

'A' Party
The walk begins at Dungeon Ghyll and all the Langdale Pikes will be visited. Those wishing to ascend Pavey Ark by Jack's Rake may do so.

Distance: 12 miles
3000ft of climbing.
Leader: Mr Orchard.

'B' Party
The coach will drop the walking party on the main Langdale road from where the group will make its way along via Langdale Beck to the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and then ascend to Stickle Tarn. This climb is very steep and constitutes the hardest part of the walk. From the tarn, after a well-deserved rest we climb on to Harrison Stickle (2403 ft) and on to Pike of Stickle (2323 ft) before following the route via Stake Pass and Black Crags down by Rossett Gill and eventually ending up at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. This route is stiff walking in mountainous terrain and it is essential that those wishing to join the 'B' party are wearing boots and are sturdy walkers who have been on previous mountain walks although the pace will be slow but steady.

Distance: approx 9 miles
Leaders: Mrs Orman and Miss Wright

'C' Party
The walk will start from Elterwater Common, climbs gently through woodland along a quiet road to Loughrigg Tarn. From the Tarn we then follow a path climbing fairly gently past Ivy Crag and down to Ambleside where there will be opportunity for refreshments in the local tea shops.

Distance: Approx 5 - 6 miles
Leaders: Mr and Mrs Craine