- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 13th May 1990-Lake
- The next walk takes us to Grasmere on Sunday, 13th May
1990. Lake District trips are always popular so early
booking is recommended. We will leave school promptly at
8.00 a.m. and we should be back in Formby by 8.00 p.m. A
brief toilet stop at Burton Services will be made on the
outward journey. Three walks finish at Grasmere where
refreshments etc. are available and one in Ambleside with
similar facilities on offer. If the weather is good do
not forget your camera as all walks provide ample views
of Lake District lakes and fells. 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 3rd May 1990. Boots are essential for
all walks and those going on A, B or B+ walks should
remember fell top temperatures are often considerably
lower than sea level and wear or carry adequate warm
clothing and waterproofs.
'A' Walk-an invitation to a panoramic vista of
- Views of fells from Skiddaw to Coniston and Helvellyn to
Scafells are yours given good weather. We start at
Grasmere and climb gradually to Easedale Tarn. An
increase in effort takes us to the top of Tarn Crag
(1801') We then move West to Sergeant Man (2414') before
turning North to ascend High Raise (2500'), acknowledged
as the centre fell of the Lake District. We then turn
Northeast. and crossing Green Up Edge rise up to Calf
Crag (1762') where a choice awaits members, they either
go via Steel Fell to Grasmere or can return the
Wainwright route via Gibson Knott and Helm Crag.
Distance: 12 miles (Steel Fell) 11½ miles (Helm Crag)
- Ascent: 2990'
Leaders: Dave Luty and John Yabsley
The walk combines a number of 'Wainwrights'. The initial
ascent is of Silver How from Grasmere. This is followed
by a ridge walk to Red Bank during which there are
continuous views of the Langdales. From Red Bank we climb
Loughrigg Fell, walk along the top to Fox Gill and
descend to Rydal. We conclude with a low level walk back
to Grasmere via Dove Cottage. An attractive walk with
many splendid views of mountains and lakes.
Distance: 10½ miles
- Ascent: 2450'
Leaders: Keith and Val Ellard
- 'B' Walk
A splendid scenic walk combining a high level ridge walk
(part of the Fairfield Horseshoe) and a low level return
to Grasmere. The walk starts at Rydal and ascends Nab
Scar (1200'ascent) which is steep in its middle reaches.
This will be taken at an easy pace. We then head
Northwards to Heron Pike, on to Great Rigg and finally
Fairfield (2850'). We then turn Westwards and make a
steep descent (900') to Grisedale Tarn and then, turning
South, make our way along Tongue Gill to eventually join
the main road at Mill. Bridge Inn and hence to Grasmere
by road. The section from Nab Scar to Fairfield is very
exposed to the weather and boots and adequate waterproof
clothing are essential.
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 2800'
Leaders: David and Janet Griffiths
This must qualify as one of Lakelands best walks - taking
in lakes, woodlands, riverside, fellside (lower slopes),
caves, a town and a village. Starting in the village of
Grasmere (try some of the home made gingerbread and fudge
from shop near the church) - we take the Western shore of
Grasmere down to its South bank (under Loughrigg
Terrace). We pass through woodland and pasture, making
our way to the South side of Rydal Water, slowly climbing
to the slate caves. We then drop into Rydal where there
is a possible pub stop. The walk continues via flat
country lanes to end in the town of Ambleside.
Distance: 6 miles
- Ascent: 600'
Leader: Jan Yabsley