- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 21st September 1986-North
Lake District-Pooley Bridge
- The next outing for the walking club is on Sunday, 21st
September, and will be to the Ullswater/Pooley Bridge
area of the Lake District. This area is surprisingly
quiet with such easy access from the M6. The coach will
leave school at 8.00 a.m. and will travel direct to Pooley
Bridge, the start for all walks. There are toilet
facilities close to the parking place. We should be back
at the school for 7.00 p.m. The cost of the walks is £3.00
for adults and £2.00 for children. Details of the walks are
given below. Please indicate on the attached slip which
walk you are likely to join and return it to Barbara
Craine in the school office by Thursday, 11th September.
From Pooley Bridge the route will be similar to that of
the 'B' party, we will briefly join High Street (Roman
Road) before following a path to the east of Arthurs
Pike, proceeding to Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, down into
the Martindale Valley to Howtown, and back to Pooley
Bridge along the path rounding Barton Park woodlands.
This walk offers the same delightful views as the 'B'
walk plus views to the east of the Yorkshire hills, and
of course, the delights of Martindale Valley. Boots are
essential and we suggest that this is not the outing for
'B' walkers to move to the 'A' party.
Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 1700'
Leaders: Chris Symes and Dave Luty
From Pooley Bridge the route will be to Arthur's Pike,
bypassing the Barton Park woodlands, proceed along High
Street (Roman Road) towards Loadpot Hill, drop down to
Howtown, and return to Pooley Bridge by a path which at
times comes close to the shores of Ullswater. The views
of the Lake District mountains from this section of the
High Street path are as good as any in Lakeland, and the
waters of Ullswater are seen frequently. Boots are
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1400'
- Leaders: Ken Bryning, Clive Chislett and Peter Kenna
From Pooley Bridge, the route will be towards Askham
Fell, taking the path from Barton Park woodlands
descending north to Winder Hall farm, and then turning
west down to Cracoe and into Pooley Bridge. Heughscar
Hill is described by Wainwright as the gentlest of
eminences. The walk is a happy stroll from Pooley Bridge,
although there is some climbing which reveals a lovely
view of Ullswater with the Helvellyn range forming a
majestic background. The route off the hill can be boggy
and boots are recommended.
Distance: 6 miles
- Ascent: 750'
Leader: Derek Watchorn