- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 25th September 1983-Lake
- The next outing for the walking group is on Sunday,
September 25th in the Haweswater region of the Lake
District. The coach will leave the school at 8.30 a.m. and
we hope to return to Formby by 7.00 p.m. The journey time
is approximately 2 hours, and convenience stops will be
made. The cost of the walk is £3.00 for adults and
£2.00 for children. Please indicate on the attached slip
which walk you intend to join, and return it to the
school by Thursday, 15th September. Details of the walks
are given below.
Starting at Shap village, we go to Rayside,
passing the ruins of Shap Abbey en route. Then follows a
short climb through a wooded valley to Tailbert. Having
rounded Dog Hill we make for Truss Gap (!) via the shy
and beautiful little valley of Swindale. Then we put in a
short burst of exercise to ascend Selside Pike (2142')
using part of the "Old Corpse Road". A sharpish
descent follows to take us to Mosedale Beck, from whence
we have a steady climb and short descent to Wet Sleddale
Reservoir. Continuing our downwards path, we pass through
Keld and return to Shap Village. This is a somewhat undulating walk with 2200' of
climbing. Boots are essential as the ground could be
heavy if rain precedes our chosen day.
- Distance: 14 miles
- Ascent: 2200'
Leaders: Dave Luty and Chris Syme.
Follows the 'A' party route as far as Truss Gap. From
there we have a short, fairly steep ascent on to the top
of Waite Howes. We then out across rolling moorland, to
pick up the 'A' party route again above Wet Sleddale
reservoir and return through Keld to Shap Village. The
walk is undulating, with little climbing involved, but
boots are essential.
Distance: 9½ miles
Leaders: John Yabsley and Keith Ellard.
Starting from Hackthorpe, we walk through the
northern end of Lowther Park, passing Lowther Castle, to
Askham, where we shall stop for lunch. (Snacks are
available at a local Inn, for those who wish to avoid
preparing and carrying their own food.) The walk
continues in the afternoon through Lowther Park to Whale,
returning to Hackthorpe. The walk is on level ground,
through delightful parkland scenery.
Distance: 6½ miles
Leaders: Jan Yabeley, Angie Syme and Hazel Ellard.