- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 10th June 1984-Lake
- The next outing takes place on Sunday, 10 June 1984, to
the Troutbeck/Patterdale area of the Lake District. The
coach will leave promptly at 8.00 a.m. and we expect to be
back before 7.30 p.m. A convenience stop will be made on
the outward journey at Burton Services, M6. Light
refreshments and toilet facilities are available on
completion of both 'B' and 'C' walks. Facilities are not
available on completion of the 'A' walk, but a motorway
stop will be made if required. Adequate protective
clothing and walking boots are essential for all walks.
The cost of the walk is £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for
children. Please indicate on the return slip which walk
you intend to join and return it to Barbara Craine at the
school by Thursday 24 May. It would be helpful if the
slips could be returned promptly as the school is on
holiday the following week.
Starting from Hartsop village near Brothers Water the
party make the steep ascent of Hartsop Dodd (2028 ft)
and then S.S.E. to Stony Cove Pike (2502 ft). Descent
east to Threshwaite Mouth and steep ascent to
Thornthwaite Crag (2569 ft), then south to Garburn Pass
via the ridge of Froswick (2359 ft), Ill Bell (2476 ft)
and Yoke (2309 ft). The walk ends at Troutbeck. Really
superb views can be expected given reasonable weather.
Distance: 9½ miles
- Ascent: 3500 ft.
- Leaders: Peter Lucas and Ken Parks
Starting from Troutbeck the party follow much of the 'A'
walk in reverse. The walk will be taken at a slow pace,
and the views really merit the effort. A slow gradual
ascent N.E. along the Garburn Pass brings us onto the
Yoke/Froswick ridge northwards and then to Thornthwaite
Crag. A steep descent to Threshwaite Mouth, followed by
an interesting scramble brings us to Stony Cove Pike. The
final stage descends S.S.W. finishing at the Kirkstone
Inn. At the discretion of the leaders on the day, the
ascent to Thornthwaite Crag from Troutbeok may be made
via Haggs Gill/Scot Rake which lies to the west of the
ridge, reducing the total ascent by about 700 ft., but at
the expense of some of the views.
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 3450 ft.
Leaders: John McEvoy and Ian Gilmour
The party start walking from Patterdale with a gentle
ascent into Grisedale where good views of Ullswater can
be enjoyed. The walk continues up the dale on level
ground until a footbridge is reached, at which point
Grisedale beck is crossed and we return down the valley
finishing at Glenridding.
Distance: 6 miles
Leaders: Joyce Blackwell and Robert Blackwell