- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 26th September 1993-North
- Welcome to the 1993-94 season. I trust you are fit and
ready to enjoy another programme of interesting walks.
- A warm welcome to new members - I hope this will be the
start of many happy walks with the Club. WOULD ANYONE
WALKING WITH THE CLUB FOR THE FIRST TIME PLEASE CONTACT
THE LEADER IN CHARGE OF THE COACH FOR ADVICE ON THE
SUITABILITY OF GRADE OF WALK CHOSEN. The walks on 26 September
are in the Braithwaite area of
the Lake District, an excellent choice for the start of
the season. As usual a good choice of walks is available
for all to choose from. We leave school at 8.00 a.m. prompt
and expect to be back in Formby by 8.00 p.m. There will not
be a toilet stop on the outward journey; these facilities
being available in Braithwaite. The cost of travel is
£4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children and students
(under 18 years of age). Please return slip with cheque
(not cash) to the school office by Thursday, 16
- 'A' Walk
- One of Alfred Wainwright's classic Lakeland walks which
starts at Braithwaite, climbs Barrow (1494'), Outerside
(1863') and thence to Sail (2530'), Following the ridge
we walk to Eel Crags (2749'). A visit to Grasmoor (2791')
will be optional then follows a short ascent to Hopegill
Head (2525') and then we climb to the summit of Grisedale
Pike (2593'). A strenuous day's walk ends with the
descent back to Braithwaite. All-in-all a splendid walk
via high crags giving excellent views.
- Distance: 11½ miles (inc Grasmoor)
- Ascent: 4500' (inc excursion)
- Leaders: Ian Mitchell and A N Other
- 'B'+ Walk
- This takes full advantage of one of Lakeland's most
beautiful valleys (Newlands). Starting at Braithwaite,
pass under Barrow Fell and walk down the valley to Rigg
Beck. We then ascend Ard Crags (1860') and follow a
delightful ridge for over a mile to Knott Rigg (1790').
Reversing direction we descend via a little used ridge to
Keskadale Farm, then cross the valley to Little Town
taking in the beautiful church and old school en route.
From there we follow the river back to Braithwaite.
- Distance: 10¼ miles
- Ascent: 1400'
- Leaders: Alan Clarkson and John Hughes
- 'B' Walk
- Once again a delightful walk utilising the Newlands
Valley to its best advantage. We leave Braithwaite
following the route taken by the 'B'+ group as far as Rigg
Beck but continue along the valley to Keskadale Farm.
Turning across the valley we pass the Vale's church and
old school on our way to Little Town. We then ascend via
a well-defined and easy track to the summit of Catbells
(1481') from where magnificent views of Derwentwater and
its surrounding fells are to be had. Descending to the
valley we then pick up the path which follows the river
back to Braithwaite. A truly beautiful walk.
- Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 950'
- Leaders: Phil and Eileen Morgan
- 'C' Walk
- A delightful circular ramble of the Derwent Valley which,
given a good day, will reward us with lovely views of the
surrounding fells plus glimpses of Derwentwater and
Bassenthwaite Lake. Starting at Braithwaite village we
trek southwards beneath Barrow Fell and Rowling End to
Rowling End Farm. We then turn easterly towards Derwent
Water for Skel Gill. From here we meander northwards to
Swinside for (if on time) some well-earned liquid
refreshment at the inn before finally returning via the
river path back to Braithwaite. Walking is mainly on
sound paths and bridleways with only a couple of brief
ascents which will be taken slowly.
- Distance: 6 miles
- Ascent: 500'
- Leaders: Bob Hutt and John Rothwell