- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 24th September 1989-North
- The first walks of the season, on Sunday 24th September,
are in the Northern Lake District based on
Keswick/Braithwaite. The coach will leave school promptly
at 8.00 am. and we should be back by 7.45 pm. There will
be a toilet stop at Burton services on the outward
journey. All walks finish at Keswick where toilets and
light refreshments 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 Barbara Craine at the school office by
Thursday, 14th September 1989.
The Coldale Round. A rewarding walk along fine
ridges. Starting from Braithwaite we ascend Grisedale
Pike (2593'). Following the traverse and a bit of
scrambling we ascend Hopegill Head (2525'). Then south to
Coledale Hause and ascent to Eel Crag/Crag Hill (2753')
completing the horseshoe via Sail, Outerside, Stile End
and Barrow before the walk into Keswick.
Distance: 11½ miles
- Ascent: 3500'
Leaders: Ian Blackwell and John Laking
An opportunity for strong B walkers to do one of the
Lakeland majors-Skiddaw (3054'). Starting from Great
Crosthwaite just north of Keswick we ascend the gentle
wooded slopes of Latrigg Fell before turning northwest
onto the main ascent. The path is good but very steep at
times. However, the reverse views over Derwentwater fully
compensate. Passing to the east of Little Man we attain
the summit ridge which runs for almost 5 mile at over
3000'. With luck we may see the Galloway Hills over the
Solway Firth, the Isle of Man and the Pennines. The
descent is steep to Carlside and we follow a good path to
Millbeck, prior to a pleasant walk into Keswick.
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 2850'
- Leaders: David and Glenys Poole
Starting from Braithwaite we climb slowly southwest over
Barrow (1494) and Barrow Door, skirting south of
Outerside to Long Comb where we turn east to follow the
ridge over Scar Crags (2205'). Our descent continues
along the ridge over Causey Pike (2035') to Stair from
where we walk into Keswick.
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1750'
Leaders: Ian Gilmour and Ken Parks
Starting at Lakeside and finishing in Keswick we
will have a delightful varied walk taking in the
Castlerigg Stone Circle.
Distance: 6½ miles
Leaders: Robert and Joyce Blackwell