- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 16th November 1986-Lake
- The next outing for the walking club will be on Sunday,
16th November in the Grasmere area of the Lake District.
All three walks will start and finish in Grasmere Village
itself, which will enable some starters (the 'C' party)
and all finishes to take advantage of the tea rooms
available in this pleasant village. The coach will leave
school at the usual prompt 8.00 am. and will travel
direct to the coach park at Grasmere, where toilet
facilities are available. All walkers are reminded that
we will be well into winter, and are recommended to
review their clothing and footwear to see that it is
adequate for potential adverse conditions, Details of the
walks are given below. The cost of the walks is £3 for
adults and £2 for children, Please indicate on the
attached slip which walk you are likely to join and
return it to Barbara Crane via the school office by
Thursday, 6th November 1986. Just a reminder that we do
need to have the slips returned as soon as possible as,
depending on numbers, the coach has to be confirmed or
cancelled well in advance of the actual walk.
Starting at the coach park in Grasmere, we walk through
the village and along the Easedale Road. We climb helm
Crag (1299') by the new path and follow the undulating
ridge path which takes in Gibson Knott, Pike of Carrs and
Calf Crag (1762'), before cutting across a hidden valley
to Long Crag on the approaches to High Raise (2500') the
highest point on our walk. We cross to Sergeant Man
(2414') and then drop down the valley to Easedale Tarn,
and return to Grasmere alongside Sourmilk Gill and Goody
Bridge. This walk is through varied countryside and
offers the usual splendid Lake District views.
Distance: 10½ miles
- Ascent: 2900'
- Leaders: Dave Luty and Chris Symes
Starting at the coach park in Grasmere Village we walk
through the village and leave following the Easedale Road
via Goody Bridge and Law Mill Bridge to Ghyll Foot. The
route then follows up the Greenburn Valley with the
summit rocks of Helm Crag to our left, The valley is
unfrequented and is the remains of a glacial lake,
Towards the head of the valley we ascend Rough Crag to
join the ridge which leads us via Gibson Knot (1379') to
our destination Helm Crag (1299'). This is a delightful
ridge walk giving superb views over Grasmere Common and
Far Easedale. As we approach the summit of Helm Crag, we
can see the rocky promontory of the 'Lion and Lamb'
formation, with Grasmere Lake and the Vale of Grasmere
before us. Descent is via Jackdaw Crag and return via
Easedale Road to Grasmere.
Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: approx. 1420'
Leaders: Ken Bryning, Peter Kenna and Clive Chislett
The walk to Easedale starts in Grasmere Village and
climbs gently to the water cascade at Sourmilk Gill, a
spectacle after heavy rain! Easedale Tarn is a round tarn
in an area of high fells and after walking around it the
return route crosses Far Easedale Gill, Part of the walk
crosses boggy ground and strong footwear is essential.
Distance: 5½ miles
- Ascent: 620'
Leader: Derek Watchorn