- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 15th May 1988-North Lake
- There are four walks to choose from on Sunday 15 May.
They are centred on the potentially magnificent area
(given you know what!) between Keswick and Buttermere.
The relevant OS Sheet is 1:25000 N.W. Lakes. The coach will
leave promptly at 8:00 am and we should be back in Formby
by 8:00 pm. There will be a toilet stop at Tebay Services
on the outward journey. All walks finish at Buttermere
where toilets and light refreshments are available. The
cost is £3 for adults and £2 for children. Please
indicate which walk you are likely to join and return the
tear off slip to the school office by Friday 6 May 1988.
This splendid ridge walk on the roof of the area will
start near Portinscale, west of Keswick, walking south to
High Spy (2143') via Cat Bells and Maiden Moor (1887').
Descending to Dale Head Tarn followed by ascent to Dale
Head (2473') the walk then takes in Hindscarth (2385')
and Robinson (2410') before finishing at Buttermere.
Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 3900'
Leaders: John Laking and Ian Kilner
This alternative and excellent ridge walk for strong 'B'
walkers who enjoy a bit of scrambling and a little
exposure, will also start near Portinscale, walking south
following the river towards Stair. We climb steeply, but
slowly, to Rowling End and following a short scramble
reach the summit of Causey Pike (2035'). Following the
ridge westwards over Scar Crags (2205') we reach Eel Crag
(2735'). Turning south over Wandope (2533') and along to
Whiteless Pike (2159') we finish at Buttermere.
Distance: 8½ miles
- Ascent: 3150'
- Leaders: Ian Gilmour and David Luty
This will be a delightful, slow paced pilgrimage! We
start from Buttermere and walk south east along the edge
of the lake to Gatesgarth. Then via Warnscale Bottom
ascending to Blackbeck Tarn. After passing Innominate
Tarn we ascend Haystacks (1900') beloved by Wainwright
and at his request the place where his ashes are to be
scattered. The descent is via Scarth Gap and the pass to
Distance: 8½ miles
- Ascent: 1600'
Leaders: David Poole and Ken Parks
We have a number of pleasant options, including a walk up
the delightful hidden bluebell valley at Rannerdale,
north west of Buttermere and a lakeside walk around
either Crummock water or Buttermere Lake. There is also
the waterfall at Scale Force. The choice will be made on
Distance: 7 miles
Leaders: Robert and Joyce Blackwell