- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 22nd September 1991-Lake
- Welcome back! I trust you are all ready to enjoy another
season of interesting walks. A warm welcome is extended
to new members I hope this will be the start of many
happy walks with the club. What a better way to start then
in the Lake District where Garfield's team has organised
four interesting walks for us on Sunday 22nd September
1991. We leave school at 8.00 a.m. prompt and hope to be
back in Formby by about 7.30 p.m. A toilet stop will be
made at Burton Services on the M6 on the outward journey.
The cost is the usual £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for
children. Please return the slips to Barbara Craine,
school office, accompanied by the appropriate cheque, by
Thursday 12th September.
To start the new walking year we offer one of the classic
walks of Lakeland, The Fairfield Horseshoe. This is a
fine, high ridge walk providing kaleidoscopic views of
all the major peaks. Starting at Ambleside the route takes
in Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield
(2863'), Great Rigg and Nab Scar. From the latter we
descend NW to Alcock Tarn and then into Grasmere to meet
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 3500'
Leaders: Ken Bryning and Garfield Southall
A heart pounding walk to start the new season. Starting
from Thirlspot, we take the 'white stones' route via
Brown Cove Crag and Lower Man, to the summit of Helvellyn
(3118'). Beautiful views in all directions (weather
permitting). We return to Grasmere via Nethermost Pike,
Dollywaggon and Grisedale Tarn.
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 2700'
- Leaders: Dave Purdy and Glennis Poole
Waterside walk climbing steadily from Steel End
at south end of Thirlmere, along Wyth Burn, past Wythburn
Head Tarns to the col below Greenup Edge. Descent via
Moor Moss and Far Easedale Gill entering Grasmere by
Easedale Tarn Road. Wet underfoot in parts but otherwise
'dry' for the tee-totaller.
Distance: 8½ miles
- Ascent: 1250'
Leaders: Ray Webb and Mike Wood
The walk starts in Grasmere and proceeds steadily via
Allan Bank to the top of Silver How (1292') from where
the views are superlative. If conditions are favourable a
descent into Elterwater will be rewarded at the Inn
before rejoining the route at Hammerscar Plantation. From
Redbank the route heads back to Grasmere for ice-cream
Distance: 6 miles
- Ascent: 1100' (option adds 1 mile and 450' ascent)
Leader: Pete Kenna