- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 10th May 1987-Lake
- The Patterdale area is the venue for our walks on the
10th May. Weather permitting we will have five choices,
ranging from a lakeside walk with a boat trip, to the
exposed and airy ridges of Helvellyn. The coach will
leave school at 8.00 a.m. and we should return by 8.00 p.m.
at the latest. The cost of the walks is £3.00 for adults
and £2.00 for children. Please indicate which walk you
are likely to join and return the slip to Barbara Craine,
at the school office, by Thursday 30th April. There will
be a toilet stop on the outward journey. All walks finish
at Glenridding where there are toilets as well as
A fast paced, heart and lung pounder for the
"red-blooded"! North-west from Glenridding.
Ascent of Sheffield Pike (2232'). Ascent of Catstycam
(2917') by the boulder strewn north-west ridge. Ascent
of Helvellyn (3118') via Swirral Edge. Descent via
Striding Edge, and finish at Glenridding. A lot of
exposure, and fine scrambling on the edges.
Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 3900'
- Leader: Dave Luty
- 'A' Walk
Will also ascend Helvellyn from the east. Ascent via
Striding Edge, descent via Swirral Edge. Start from
Patterdale, finish at Glenridding. The pace will be slow,
and this will enable walkers with scrambling experience
and a good head for heights to savour the fine clean rock
of these unique ridges, and 'do Helvellyn' the
Distance: 9½ miles
- Ascent: 2800'
Leader: John McEvoy
Will start at Brothers Water and follow a level route
along the delightful Dovedale Valley westwards. We then
ascend Dove Crag (2603'). Hart Crag (2698') and on to
Fairfield (2863'), returning via St. Sunday Crag
(2756') to Glenridding. The pace will be steady.
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 3400'
- Leaders: Ken Parks and David Poole
From Patterdale we make a slow ascent of Place Fell
(2154') with appropriate stops for rest and refreshment.
The majority of the climbing is done within the first 4
miles, and we continue north as we descend to the east
shore of Ullswater. The return to Glenridding is via the
lake shore southwards. The pace will be slow.
Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 1700'
Leaders: Ian Gilmour and Peter Lucas
It is our objective to have a pleasant lakeside walk
followed by a cruise at the finish. Hopefully this will
mean starting at Patterdale, following the delightful
lake shore along the eastern side of Ullswater, walking
generally northwards. On arrival at Howtown we aim to
return to Glenridding by lake steamer. Members joining
this walk will be charged a subsidised cruise fee of 50p
per head, adults and children alike - payable on the
coach. The balance will be paid from club funds. The
maximum number of subsidised places will be 20 (first
Distance: 7 miles
Leaders: Robert and Joyce Blackwell