- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 11th March 1984-Lake
- The next outing of the walking group will take place on
Sunday, 11 March 1984, to the Coniston area of the Lake
District, The coach will leave promptly at 8.00 a.m. and
we expect to be back by about 7.00 p.m. The cost of the
walks is £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children.
Suitable footwear and protective clothing should be worn.
Details of the walks are given below. Please indicate on
the attached slip which walk you intend to join and
return it to the school office by Thursday, 23 February,
to Barbara Craine. There will probably be a short
convenience stop on the motorway on the way out.
- 'A' Walk - The Coniston Fells
This walk starts from the A593, 1 mile
south-west of Skelwith Bridge (312028) and follows the
track to Slater Bridge (312028). from here Wetherlam is
ascended via Greenburn copper works. The route then
continues to Swirl Hawse and Swirl How (273007). The hike
continues in a southerly direction to The Old Man of
Coniston, which was Lancashire's highest peak until
boundaries were re-drawn in 1974. The return is made to
Coniston via the Coppermines valley.
Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 3350 ft
- Leaders: G Orchard and G Hurst
Leaves Coniston via the old railway line to Little Arrow
and up over the moor to Goats Water. We shall then ascend
to Coniston Old Man (801m). Retracing our steps along the
ridge to the col by Little How Crags we then descend to
Levers Water and from there back to Coniston via the
- Distance: 9 miles
- Leaders: A Orman and K Ellard
- 'C' Walk
After an opportunity to look around Hawkshead and have
coffee, the 'C' party will start for Tarn Haus. Although
some of the walk will of necessity be on quiet roads the
route is pleasant. The ascent to Tarn Haus, although
steep in places will be taken at a very leisurely pace.
The views at Tarn Haus, depending on the weather, could
be excellent. A gentle but probably muddy stroll round
the tarn will be followed by the downhill walk into
Coniston, Sturdy footwear will be essential on this walk.
Distance: 6 - 7 miles
Leaders: J Wright and B Craine