- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 22nd June 1986-Lake
- The next walk will be on Sunday 22 June 1986, and is
centered on Haweswater, one of the most inaccessible and
remote, but very attractive areas of the Lake District.
The area offers the observant walker sightings of Golden
Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Red Deer and Fell Pony. One
coach only - because of very restricted parking and
access - will depart promptly at 8.00 a.m. and we expect
to return by 8.00 p.m. A convenience stop will be made on
the M6 on the outward journey. Boots are essential for
'A' and 'B walks and strongly recommended for the 'C'
walk. The cost is £3.00 for adults, £2.00 for children.
Please indicate on the Return Slip which walk you intend
to join, and return to the School Office by Thursday 12
June. All walks finish at the southern end of Haweswater,
where the coach will pick us up and take us to the
Haweswater Hotel, midway along the east side of the lake,
where afternoon tea etc., may be ordered. We apologise in
advance to those who will be disappointed, but
applications will be taken in order of receipt.
Starts from the car park at the southern end of
Haweswater. After a short walk along the lake shore we
ascend the 2.5 mile ridge westwards on to the High Street
(Roman Road) (2718'). That is via Swine Crag, Heron Crag,
Eagle Crag, Rough Crag and Long Stile, with Riggindale
(Eagle Valley) nestling below, to our right. From High
Street we walk northwards over Rampsgill Head (2581'),
Kidsty Pike (2560') (short excursion), High Raise (2634')
and Low Raise (2465'), before descending to the lake
shore, and our return to the car park. The pace will be
slow. Depending upon the weather and the party, the walk
may be extended for those who wish, by an excursion to
the Knott (2423'), and a later descent to the lakeside at
the waterfalls, 487155 - approximately 2 miles further
north than the point described above.
Distance: 10½ miles
- Ascent: 2525'
Extended Walk: 13 miles
- Ascent: 2815'
Leaders: Ken Parks and John McEvoy
Also starts from the same car park. We walk a little
further along the lake shore before making the slow,
steady ascent to Kidsty Pike (2560'), via Kidsty Howes,
with the Riggindale Valley on our left. A short walk
brings us on to Rampsgill Head (2581'), where we turn
south along High Street, over Racecourse Hill (2719'),
before descending via Mardale Ill Bell, the Nan Bield
Pass and Small Water Tarn, to finish at the car park.
Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 2510'
Leaders: Peter Lucas and Ian Gilmour
Starts from the hamlet of Burnbanks at the northern end
of Haweswater, (511162), and follows the peaceful western
shoreline of the lake. The track undulates delightfully
up and down, right and left, a waterfall here, a bridged
stream there, a delightful stroll for a warm June day, to
finish at the car park at the southern end of the lake.
Distance: 7 miles
Leaders: Robert and Joyce Blackwell