- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 25th September 1988-North
- The venue for our walks on Sunday, 25th September, is
Borrowdale in Lakeland. There are 4 walks to choose from. The
coach will leave promptly at 8.00 a.m. and we should be
back in Formby by 8.00 p.m. There will be a toilet stop
at Tebay Services on the outward journey. All walks
finish at Seatoller where toilets are available, The cost
remains at £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children.
Please indicate which walk you are likely to join and
return the tear off slip to the school office by
Thursday, 15th September.
Leaving Seatoller car park (245137) we walk Southwesterly
for a mile before climbing Base Brown (2120'), Green
Gable (2527') and Great Gable (2949'). From the summit of
Great Gable we will descend to walk part of the South
Traverse-Gable Girdle-before going to Styhead and on to
Sprinkling Tarn. Good conditions and a strong party may
enable the group to ascend Allen Crags (2572') and
Glaramara (2560') returning to Seatoller by the 'A'-
route in reverse.
Maximum Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 4350'
Leaders: John Laking and Ian Blackwell
Will start from Seatoller car park and following the path
Southwards beside Comb Gill will climb over Thornythwaite
Fell to the summit of Glaramara (2560'). This is a very
attractive and gradual ascent, initially beside woodland,
with opportunity to enjoy the excellent view that
develops behind. Views from the summit can be
spectacular. Descending Southwards from Glaramara we walk
via High House Tarn to ascend Allen Crags (2572')
followed by the ascent of Great End (2984'). Retracing
our steps to Esk Hause 233081 we return to Seatoller via
Ruddy Gill, Grains Gill and Stockley Bridge with the
possibility of spectacular beck and waterfall scenery. A
medium quick pace will be maintained.
Distance: 11½ miles
- Ascent: 3400'
- Leaders: David and Glenys Poole
A shorter version of the 'A'- walk and taken at a slow
pace, the 'B' walk follows the same route via Glaramara
to the summit of Allen Crags. We descend Allen Crags to
the intersection at 235083 and following the track
alongside Ruddy Gill return to Seatoller as described in
Distance: 9½ miles
- Ascent: 2800'
Leaders: Dave Luty and John McEvoy
Starting at the hamlet of Rosthwaite 258149 we walk
generally Southwards parallel to Stonethwaite Beck for
just over a mile before climbing slowly and steeply
through woodland and moorland to Dock Tarn. Our next
calling point is Watendlath with its delightful tarn
before returning to Rosthwaite. We walk south for a short
distance then crossing the River Derwent at Longthwaite
Youth Hostel, we walk via Johnny's wood to the coach at
Distance: 6½ miles
- Ascent: 1200'
Leaders: Ian Gilmour and Ken Parks