- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 21st October 1984-Lake
- The next outing for the walking group is on Sunday,
October 21st in the Langdale area of the Lake District.
The coach will leave school at 8.00 a.m. and we hope to
return by 7.00 p.m. The journey time is approximately 2 -
2½ hours. There will be a short convenience stop on the
outward journey. The cost of the walks 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, 11th October. Details of
the walks are given below.
'A' Walk - Pike O' Blisco and Crinkle Crags
The walk begins at New Dungeon Ghyll (295065)
and continues up the valley to Wall End, and thence via
Redacre Gill to the summit of Pike O' Blisco (2304'). A
short descent to Red Tarn leads to Cold Pike (2259'),
whence the ridge is followed north-west to Crinkle Crags
(2816'), which are traversed to Three Tarns(248060). The
descent is via Bowfell Band to Stool End and Langdale.
"This ridge is a fell-walker's delight"
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 3800ft.
Leaders: Dennis Ashton and Mark Ashton.
'B' Walk - The Langdale Pikes
The walk also begins at New Dungeon Ghyll
(295065) and ascends via Pike How into Harrison Combe and
thence to Harrison Stickle (2403'). A detour can be made
to Pavey Ark (2288'). From Harrison Stickle a pleasant
short walk leads to Loft Crag (2270') and on to Pike O'
Stickle (2323'). The descent is via Troughton Beck to
Mickleden and Langdale.
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 2600ft.
Leaders: Alan Frost and Ken Parks.
Boots, wind and waterproof clothing are essential for
both these walks. Previous mountain walking experience is
'C' Walk - Loughrigg
The walk begins near Elterwater (330050). A
footpath ascends over Red Bank and descends towards
Grasmere lake. The walk then follows Loughrigg Terrace
(with its views) to the caves, before ascending over the
eastern shoulder of Loughrigg Fell and down to Skelwith
Bridge. The circuit is completed along the River Brathay
and past Elter Water, back to the start. Variations and
detours are available. Boots or strong shoes are
necessary. At the end of the walk the party will be
picked up and taken into Ambleside to be collected later.
Distance: Approx. 6 miles
- Ascent: 600ft
Leader: Peter Kenna