- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 17th November 1985-Lake
- We now return to Lakeland for the next walk on November
17th 1985. Inevitably some climbing will be involved but
will be rewarded with superb views. The walks all start
and end at Ambleside and toilet facilities will be
available prior to setting out on each excursion. The
coach will leave school at 8.00 a.m. and return to school
by 7.00 p.m. Remember that November presents the fells in
their autumnal shades and they are most impressive. As
usual the cost of the journey is £3.00 for adults and.
£2.00 for children. Please indicate on the return slip
which walk you are likely to join and return to Barbara
Craine by Thursday, 7th November.
Response to the enquiry regarding slides/photographs on
the October circular was very encouraging. So much so
that an evening is to be held in school on January 21st,
1986 when an opportunity to view slides and photographs
will be arranged. It is also intended to use the occasion
for members to purchase/sell second-hand walking
equipment which is no longer required. More information
on the exact nature of the evening's events nearer the
time. Meanwhile, please remember your cameras on the
November and December walks to boost the existing
material available for the proposed January evening.
Quality is not the criteria, quantity would be useful .
Put the date in your diary now and let us have a good
response on the evening.
The walk starts at Ambleside and ascends the
eastern leg of the Fairfield Horseshoe, taking in Low
Pike (1657'), High Pike (2155') and almost to Dove Crag
(2603'). Turning east we then descend to Little Hart Crag
(2091') prior to climbing to the summit of Red Screes.
(2541'). Work thus done we descend via the ridge to
Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 3500'
- Leaders: Chris Symes and Dave Luty
This walk goes via High Sweden Bridge into
Scandale Pass. Following the beck which flows down here
we ascend very gradually through Scandale Bottom to the
foot of Red Screes (2541'). We then turn due east and
ascend this fell which among its attributes includes one
ot the finest views and the biggest cairn east of the
Keswick-Windermere road. Then we follow the descent
followed by the 'A' party with splendid views of the
hills and Kirkstone Pass.
Distance: 8½ miles
- Ascent: 2400'
Leaders: Clive Chislett, Dennis Ashton and Alan Frost
This could be called the 'waterfalls' walk! Our first
watery encounter is Stock Ghyll Force. Then follows a
delightful walk through mixed woodland, the side of
streams and edges of fells and by a circular route we
arrive at High Sweden Bridge, always considered a very
beautiful spot. Along the way we see other waterfalls and
miniature gorges. We then stroll further up Scandale on
one side of the beck prior to returning via the other
side to Low Sweden Bridge. Views of the Head of
Windermere and Ambleside are excellent and we take in
another fine bridge with waterfalls before returning to
Distance: 6½ miles
Leaders: Peter Kenna and Derek Watchorn