- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 18th October 1987-North
- 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
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
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
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