- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 17th July 1988-North Lake
- On 17th July we will try again the Skiddaw and Blencathra
walks designed for last October, but abandoned because of
"impossible" weather. The coach leaves school
at 8.00 am. prompt and we should be back there by 7.30
pm. The cost of the walks is still £3.00 for adults and
£2.00 for children. There will be a toilet stop only on
the way out to the Keswick area. Please indicate on the
attached slip which walk you are likely to join and
return it to the school office by Thursday, 7th July.
Boots are the order of the day as some of the ground may
- 'A' Walk
Starts at Bassenthwaite village and ascends the beautiful
ridge to Ullock Pike (2230'), Longside (2405') and Carr
Side (2420') with the view becoming more extensive until
some 85% of Lakeland fells are in sight. We then make the
ascent to Skiddaw summit at 3053'. The descent to Skiddaw
Little Man is followed by visits to Lonscale Fell (2344')
and for the final delight the view from Latrigg before
descending to Keswick.
Distance: 11¼ miles
- Ascent: 3755'
Leaders: Chris Symes and Brian Ross
Commences at Mungrisdale village and a steady but not
steep ascent is made to Glenderamackin Col. at 1900',
thence via Foule Crag with views of Sharp Edge, to the
summit of Blencathra (2847') described by Wainwright as
"one of the grandest objects in Lakeland". The
vista is spectacular in good weather, giving sights of
Yorkshire and most of the Lake District Fells as well as
Derwent Water and Ullswater. We then descend via
Gatesgill Fell Top to the disused hospital and then wend
our way back to Keswick through meadow and by streams.
- Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 2250'
- Leaders: Keith Ellard and Dave Luty
Commences in the centre of Keswick, leaving the town by a
path southwards along the lakeside to the car park in
Great Wood. From there we will complete a circular walk
around Falcon Crag and onto the top of Walla Crag which
is said to "provide panoramic views across Derwent
Water". On completion of the circular walk, we
return to Keswick by the lake-side path.
Distance: 7½-8 miles
- Ascent: 1200'
Leaders: John and Jan Yabeley