- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 24th April 1994-North
- The April walks take place on Sunday 24th and are based
on the Keswick area of the Lake District. The 'A' and
'B'+ walks are quite demanding but if you can manage
either, the views are superb. We leave school at 8.00 a.m. as
usual but as the walks are in the North Lakes area we
are unlikely to be back before 8.00 p.m. A toilet stop will
be made on the outward journey at Tebay Services on the
M6. The cost of travel is £4.00 for adults and £2.00
for children and students in full-time education. Please
return slip with cheque (not cash) in an envelope marked
"RANGE WALKING CLUB" by Thursday, 14 April 1994.
This is a demanding walk which will have to be carried
out at a fast pace. We start at Scales, going up Doddick
Fell to the top of Blencathra - this is a superb ridge
walk with striking views of the mountain ahead. We walk
from the summit along the ridge towards the most westerly
point before descending across Mungrisdale Common, aiming
for the point where Roughton Gill runs into Glen Erattera
Beck. Here we walk along the Cumbria Way to Skiddaw
House. After a lunch stop we ascend Sale How on our way
to the summit of Skiddaw. The descent will be either
along the tourist route to Keswick or via Millbeck,
depending on the state of the group after conquering two
of the Lakes great peaks.
- Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 3900'
- Leaders: M Williams and R Tynan
This is an exceptionally fine walk with views of the
Pennines, Solway Firth and the panorama of the Lake
District - weather permitting. We start from Mungrisdale
and go up the side of the tongue to Mungrisdale Common.
We then divert to Bannerdale Crags before continuing to
the top of Blencathra and along the ridge prior to
descending via Blease Fell. When we reach the valley
floor we follow the route of the Greta on a riverside
path into the centre of Keswick. Most of the climbing
will be done before lunch but it is of note that the path
is undulating due to the river's contours.
- Distance: 12½ miles
- Ascent: 2800'
- Leaders: Gordon Spence and Keith Ellard
An excellent walk of continuous interest and variety,
combining Watendlath, the climbing of some fine rugged heights
and a lake shore walk. Starting at Barrow Bay on Derwent Water,
the walk follows the Watendlath Road to Ashness Bridge and then
through woods and along the beck to the, village of Watendlath.
The route then goes southwest before turning northwest over Brund
Fell (363') and on to King's How. Heading northwards the route is
to Troutdale and the Borrowdale Road which is followed to the
shore of Derwent Water. The lakeside path is then followed back
to Keswick. Boots are essential on this walk.
- Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1100'
- Leaders: Dave Griffiths and Dave Miles
This walk starts near the landing stage at Barrow Bay
and follows the first part of the 'B' walk route up to
Ashness Bridge, which should afford good views in fine
weather. We continue southwards on the minor road for a
short distance and then branch off along a footpath to
the west towards the impressive Lodone Falls at the south
end of Derwent Water. The walk then follows the low level
route around the west of the lake, passing through some
quiet and picturesque areas while moving north towards
Keswick where we finish the walk, in good time,
hopefully, for a welcome visit to one of the many
teashops or a pleasant stroll through the town.
- Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 500'
- Leaders: Vikki Fahey and David Willis