- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 14th July 1991-Lake
- The next outing of the club is on Sunday, 14th July, and
takes us to the Kirkstone Pass and Wansfell area of the
Lake District. We leave school as usual promptly at 8.00
a.m. and should be back by 8.00 p.m. The cost of the coach
is £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. There will
be a toilet stop at Burton Service Station on the M6 on
the outward journey. All walks finish in Ambleside.
Please return slip with cheque to Barbara Craine, School
Office by Thursday, 4th July 1991.
We start from Troutbeck Church alongside Hogg Gill
ascending Park Fell to Thornthwaite Crag, a fairly strong
descent and ascent to Stony Cove Pike via Threshthwaite
Mouth then on to the Kirkstone Pass along St. Raven's
Edge. Finishing the walk with the ascent of Wansfell Pike
and down into Ambleside.
Distance: Approx 12 miles (It may be possible, on the
day, to put on an 'A'+ walk if additional leaders are
Leaders: John Laking and Ian Blackwell
We start on the A592 (414031) and proceed North up Hogg
Gill on to Froswick (2359') and then North on to
Threshwaite Mouth, Westward to Stoney Cove Pike and John
Bells Banner and the Southwest to the Kirkstone Pass Inn.
Pausing for breath!! we then cross the A592 and descend
Southwest via Stock Ghyll to Ambleside.
Distance: 10½ miles
- Ascent: 2600'
Leaders: Ian Gilmour and Dave Poole
We start from the car park at Brotherswater with a gentle
stroll through the oak wood along the edge of the lake,
followed by a steady but long climb up to Scandale Pass
then a short scramble up to High Bakestones with its
stone pillar, a gentle stroll to link up to the Western
half of Fairfield Horseshoe, down hill all the way from
here, with panoramic views of Windermere, South Lakeland
to Morecambe Bay, into Ambleside.
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 2000'
Leaders: Bob Blackwell and David Wake
More of an easy 'B' walk than a 'C' walk. A challenge for
a summer's day at the end of our walking year! The pace
will be very very slow to compensate. Starting from
Waterhead we climb gradually on a firm metalled track to
the view point at Jenkins Crag in Skelghyll Wood. The
walking is then easy on good tracks to Troutbeck village.
After lunch we climb at a very slow pace to the summit of
Wansfell Pike (1581') for excellent views of many if the
high Lakeland fells, with the full length of Windermere
stretched out below. The slow descent into Ambleside is
steepish, with a visit to the splendid Stockghyll Force
en route. Walking boots are essential. Start and finish
at Waterhead car park opposite Hayes Nursery 377038 where
there are toilets.
Distance: 6 miles
- Ascent: 1200'
Leaders: John McEvoy and Ken Parks