- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 23rd September 1990-North
- Our September walks will take place in the
Thirlmere/Keswick region of the Lake District on Sunday,
23rd. All walks will finish at Keswick itself. The coach
will leave school promptly at 8.00 a.m. and will be back
in Formby at approximately 7.30 p.m. There will be a
short toilet stop only on the outward journey, please
assist by limiting this to 10 minutes and please refrain
from browsing around the service station shop etc. The
cost still remains excellent value at £3.00 for adults
and £2.00 for children and early booking is recommended
as the expense of booking two coaches is not likely to be
justified. Please indicate which walk you are likely to
join and return the tear off slip below to Barbara
Craine, school office with money by Thursday, 13th
Starting from Wythburn, at the south end of Thirlmere, we
make for West Head (318134) before climbing steeply to
emerge above Nab Crags. Our route keeps above the
Wythburn valley until the last minute when we head for
Ullscarf. From here we trek northwards visiting High
Tove, High Seat and Bleaberry Fell, before descending
northwest to Walla Crag and thence to Keswick. Some of
the cols on this walk can be boggy so please come
Distance: 14 miles
- Ascent: 3000'
Leaders: Garfield Southall and Ken Bryning
An easy and interesting walk for the start of
the new season. We start at Wythburn at the south end of
Thirlmere and move northwest to Harrop Tarn and Blea
Tarn. After crossing Watendlath Fell we intend to stop
for lunch at Watendlath itself (of Herries novels fame).
Cups of tea and ice creams are available here. We then
continue northwestwards along the river valley and
through woods until we reach the shores of Derwentwater
and hence to Keswick. The scenery is very varied and
views can be spectacular.
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 1500'
Leaders: Dave Purdy and Glennis Poole
We start on the A591 near the ancient stone circle just
southeast of Keswick. Passing through Rakefoot we climb
to the top of Walla Crag from where superb views can be
had. Walking south we descend to Ashness Bridge before
climbing for a pleasant walk through Ashness Woodland and
Mossmire Coppice. A fairly steep descent follows to High
Lodore after which we skirt the southern edge of
Derwentwater. Turning north we climb above the tree line
and return to Keswick via the lower, slopes of Cat Bells,
Hawes End and Portinscale.
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1250'
- Leaders: Derek Watchorn and Pete Kenna
Starts at Nest Brow, just short of Keswick on the A591. A
short climb eastwards then allows us to drop into the
delightful valley of St. Johns in the Vale. We then walk
south as far as Legburthwaite. If weather and time allows
we should be able to carry on southwards for refreshments
at the Kings Head at Thirispot. We then return to the
route following the footpath past Smaithwaite and
Shoulthwaite and pick up the coach at Rough How Bridge.
The coach then transports us to Keswick to take advantage
of the facilities in this pleasant little town.
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 500'
Leader: Chris Symes