- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 11th March 1990-Lake
- Sunday, March 11th, sees us in a most attractive part of
the southern Lake District between Ambleside and Grizedale Forest, on the west side of Windermere Lake.
The coach will leave school promptly at 8.00 a.m. and we
should be back in Formby by 7.30 p.m. There will be a
brief toilet stop at M6. Burton Services on the outward
journey. All walks finish at Hawkshead, where there are
refreshments and toilet facilities. The cost of the coach
is £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. Please
indicate on the slip below which walk you are likely to
join and return it with payment to Barbara Craine, School
Office, by Thursday, 1st March. Boots are essential for
all walks as conditions underfoot will be wet and often
Starting from Waterhead (377032) near Ambleside, we walk
via lanes to Miller Bridge (372046). From here we make
the summit of Loughrigg Fell (1101') (347052) before
descending via Red Bank to Elterwater. We then make for
Little Langdale via Sawreys Wood, and on to High
Tilberthwaite (305011) from where we climb to the summit
of Holme Fell (1040'). Our return to Hawkshead is via Yew
Tree Tarn and Tarn Hows.
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 1550'
Leaders: Ian Blackwell and David Poole
Starting with a ferry crossing from Bowness we walk
southwest via Town End, Bishop Woods, Eeel House
(368940), High Dale Park, and Breasty Haw. Turning NNW we
make for the Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre. A walk over
Hawkshead Moor brings us to our destination at Hawkshead.
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 1500'
- Leaders: John Laking and John McEvoy
Crossing Lake Windermere by ferry from Bowness
we walk northwards for approximately 3½ miles along the
side of the lake as far as High Wray Bay, (376004). Here
we turn southwest and then west as we make for Outgate,
passing to the south of Blelham Tarn. At this point,
depending upon weather conditions, we can either walk
into Hawkshead or continue westwards for a glimpse of
Tarn Hows before turning southeast along a choice of
paths into Hawkshead.
Distance: Maximum 9 miles
- Ascent: 500'
Leaders: Tan Gilmour and Peter Lucas
We start from the car park at Hawkshead where toilet
facilities are available. A gentle climb to the summit of
Leatherbarrow is rewarded by magnificent views of
southern Lakeland. From here we walk along forest trails
and open countryside to Near Sawrey of Beatrix Potter
fame. We return to Hawkshead by minor road along the side
of Esthwaite Water.
Distance: 7 miles
Leaders: Robert and Joyce Blackwell