- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 23rd April 1989-Lake
- The next walk has been arranged for Sunday 23rd April
1989 in the Coniston area of the Lake District. An
outstanding area of natural beauty which, at the time of
our walks, should be enhanced even more so by the onset
of Spring (we hope!!). The coach will leave school
promptly at 8.00 a.m. and we should be back there by 7.30
p.m. Cost of the coach seats remain at £3.00 for adults
and £2.00 .for children. A toilet stop will be made on
the M6 on the outward journey with toilet facilities
available at Coniston at the end of the day where all
walks finish. Please indicate on the attached slip which
walk you are likely to join and return it with remittance
to the School Office by Thursday 13th April 1989. Prompt
bookings are recommended as we have had to disappoint one
or two latecomers recently. Strong waterproof footwear,
preferably boots as well as waterproof/warm clothing are
considered essential as all walks cross open fells.
Starts across the Cumbria Way at its junction with the
A593 near Skelwith Bridge (GR 328022). The route follows
a small lane towards Little Langdale before ascending
Great Carrs (2625'). We then take an excursion westward
to Grey Friar (2526') and return to Swirl How to continue
along the ridge to Levers Hause and on to The Old Man of
Coniston at (2635') the highest point of the day.
Excellent views abound given a fine day. We then descend
eastwards via disused quarries to Coniston.
Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 3500'
Leaders: Patrick Ferguson, Ian Mitchell and John Hughes
Commences at Torver, south of Coniston on the A593 (GR
283941). We start heading northwards along Torver Beck to
the Walna Scar Road, which we will follow until picking
up the path that ascends the Southwest slopes of Brown
Pike (2238'). A broad ridge route takes us to Dow Crag
(2552') before descending to the col at Goats Hause. From
here we climb to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston
(2635') and thence to Levers Hause. A steep descent takes
us down to Levers Water and then we pass disused copper
mines to reach Coniston town itself.
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 2500'
- Leader: Tom Dillon
Starts from Torver and follows the same route as
the 'B' walk up to the Walna Scar road. From here the
walk follows the valley to Goat Water and then to Goat
Hause. Excellent views of Dow Crag are obtained on this
section. We then turn southeast to ascend the Old Man of
Coniston (2635') and then follow the same descent
eastwards as that of the 'A' walk under Stubthwaite Crag
to Coniston. This walk will be taken at a leisurely pace
throughout but affords an opportunity of climbing one of
the famous Lakeland peaks.
Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: 2000'
Leaders: Arthur Jones and Phil Morgan
Once again starts from Torver and follows
initially the same route as the 'B' and 'B'- walks as far
as Walna Scar road. We then turn eastwards to the disused
quarry just above Heathwaite and then northwards to
Crowberry Hause. Our route takes us on to Levers Water
which is in a beautiful setting surrounded by Coniston
Fells. From Levers Water we travel south-eastwards along
Levers Beck to Coniston, where refreshments are
Distance: 6 miles
- Ascent: 1100'
Leader: Ken Lamb