- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 16th October 1988-Lake
- Our walks for October are on Sunday the 16th and are
based upon the Ullswater area of the Lake District.
Always a beautiful area, the colours of Autumn will
enhance all the scheduled walks. Camera enthusiasts
please note. The coach will leave school at 8.00 a.m.
promptly and we should be back there by 7.30 p.m. The
cost of the coach has been kept at £3.00 for adults and
£2.00 for children. A toilet stop on the M6 will be made
on the outward journey. Please indicate on the attached
slip which walk you are likely to join and return it to
Barbara Craine at school by Thursday, 6th October 1988.
A note on clothing is relevant following the September
walk in extremely wet weather-particularly trousers.
Cotton based materials and denim (jeans) are useless for
wet conditions and can be a cause of discomfort and
extreme cold in autumn and obviously in winter.
Substantial water absorbent material should be sought
when purchasing trousers e.g. wool or tweed are best.
Other modern, heavy man-made fibre stretch fabrics are
also available when used specifically for walking
Starts at Troutbeck church and makes the gradual ascent
of the Garburn Pass on to the Ill Bell Ridge, taking in
Yoke (2309'), Ill Bell (2476') and Froswick (2359'). The
ridge affords superb views of Troutbeck and Kentmere
valleys. The walk continues to Thornthwaite Crag (2569')
before traversing High Street (2718'), with views of
Hayeswater, Haweswater and Riggindale, as far as The
Knott (2423'). We then descend via Satura Crags, Angle
Tarn to Glenridding.
Distance: 14 miles
- Ascent: 3165'
Leaders: Ken Bryning and Garfield Southall
Begins at Horseman's Bridge near Brotherswater and walk
Northwards prior to climbing steadily to Angle Tarn Pikes
(1836') via Boredale Hause and Stony Rigg. The route then
follows the ridge over Beda Fell until descending into
Boredale at Garth Heads. Walking round the base of Sleet
Fell we then take the gradual climb to Place Fell summit
(2135'). We then return to Glenridding through
Patterdale. Given good weather the views are magnificent,
both of the surrounding mountains and of course Lake
Distance: 10½ miles
- Ascent: 3000'
Leaders: Dave Purdy and Glenys Poole
Starting near Hartsop village we proceed Eastwards and
upwards along Hayeswater Ghyll. This ascent provides
breathtaking views all around, given good weather, which
continue until we reach the summit of Knott (2423'). We
then follow the ridge above Hayeswater to Thornthwaite
Crag (2569'). A fairly steep descent brings us to Pasture
Beck and then back to Hartsop. We then follow Goldrill
Beck to Patterdale and thence to Glenridding.
Distance: 10½ miles
- Ascent: 2575'
Leaders: Ray Webb and Pete Kenna
- 'C' Walk
We leave the coach at Dobbin Wood on the A592 on
Ullswater's Western shore, and walk Southwest to our
coffee rendezvous at a cafe near Glencoyne Wood. After
refreshments we ascend slowly up through woods to Aira
Force, a beautiful waterfall. Continuing Northwest we
arrive at Dockray village where lunch at the local
hostelry (if required) can be taken-snacks are reasonably
priced. Following lunch we head back towards Ullswater
across meadows until we reach the lakeside and then take
the path back to Glenridding. There are other route
alternatives if the party so wish.
Distance: 6½ miles
Leaders: Derek Watchorn and Chris Symes