Range Walking Club
Sunday 18th October 1987-North Lakes-Keswick
 
At this time of year the Lake District starts to change to its most beautiful Autumn shades and to take full advantage the October walk on the 18th will be in the Blencathra/Skiddaw area. The views on all walks are superb with glimpses of the lsle of Man and the hills of Galloway given the right conditions. The coach leaves sohool 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 Barbara Craine in the school office by Thursday, 8th October. Boots are the order of the day as some of the ground may be heavy following rain around that time.

'A' Walk
Starts at Bassenthwaite village and ascends the beautiful ridge to Ullock Pike (2230'), Longside (2405') and Carr Side (2420') with the views 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 in 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: Merion Williams and Brian Ross

'B' Walk
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

'C' Walk
As usual a beautiful and pleasant saunter through woodland and meadow, the views are excellent. We start near Dodd Wood on the A591 to Bassenthwaite and somehow immediately find ourselves with our first coffee break at the very lovely cafe at Mirehouse. We then promenade through Dodd Wood with some ascent involved until we emerge near the village of Millbeck. Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake are in view most of the day. The walk then proceeds via lush lea and leafy lane to Keswick.

Distance: 7 miles
Ascent: 300'
Leaders: Enid Luty, Angie Symes and Chris Symes