- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 23rd September 1984-North
- The next outing for the walking group is on Sunday,
September 23rd in the Borrowdale/Scafell 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 2½-3.00 hours. There are toilets
available at Seatoller at the start of all walks and at
Grange for the 'C' party. 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, 13th September.
Details of the walks are given below.
'A' Walk - Scafell Pike
The walk begins at Seatoller Car Park (246138) and
continues via Seathwaite, Taylorgill Force and Styhead
Tarn (222098). From Styhead Tarn the ascent is completed
via the Corridor Route and Lingmell Col. Given
favourable weather conditions, the views from the summit
of the Pike are extensive. The descent is made via Broad
Crag, Ill Crag, Esk Hause (233081), Sprinkling Tarn,
Ruddy Gill and Grains Gill to Seathwaite. There then
follows a road walk back to Seatoller. This is a long
walk and the summit of the Pike is very rough, so it
should only be chosen by those who have previously taken
part in an FRHSA 'A' walk.
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 3000 ft.
Leaders: George Orchard, Tim Taylor and Ian Moody
The walk starts from the car park at Seatoller and takes
the path beside Comb Gill onto Thorneythwaite Fell and
climbs through steep, rough terrain Onto the summit of
Glaramara (2560 ft.). On a fine day the views over
Borrowdale north to Skiddaw and south to Windermere and
the Langdale Pikes provide spectacular scenery. Although
the walk is steep in places and necessitates boots, the
pace will be slow and steady with adequate stops.
Depending on conditions, the route from the summit will
take in Allen Crags before descending via Grains Gill and
Stockley Bridge to Seathwaite and back to Seatoller
through the fields. Boots, good waterproof clothing and
previous mountain walking experience are advisable for
Distance: approx. 8 miles
- Height climbed: approx. 2700 ft.
Leaders: Janet Wright, Aran O'Reilly and Gill Stennett
The walk will start from Seatoller Car Park and
after a very short but steep climb reach a path which is
followed past Castle Crag which will probably be the
lunch stop. There are magnificent views from Castle Crag
over Borrowdale. The path then continues into
Grange-in-Borrowdale where a stop will be taken. There
are a couple of very pleasant tea shops! The walk then
follows the river path back to Seatoller. Depending on
the weather the walk could be extended by about a mile.
Boots or strong shoes are necessary
Distance: Approx. 5 miles
Leaders: Barbara Craine and Doug Craine