- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 25th September 1994-North Lake
- Welcome to the 1994-95 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 this month cover the central fells of the Lake
District and offer outstanding scenery and terrain.
Although the walks start from different locations, they
all finish at Seatoller in Borrowdale where a cafe and
toilets are available. A toilet stop will be made on the
outward journey. We leave school at 8.00 a.m. prompt on
Sunday, 25 September and should be back in Formby by 7.30
p m. 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, 15 September 1994.
This is a fine walk with all the hallmarks of a
classic. Starting from Grasmere we follow Far Easedale as
it climbs gradually to Greenup Edge where we turn south
to reach High Raise (762m). From here we pick off
the Langdale Pikes (Harrison Stickle, Loft Crag, Pike of
Stickle, etc) until time, weather or energy run out.
Walkers can pick'n'mix their peaks. We then descend via
the Stake Pass and a superb ghyll scramble into
Langstrath Dale for the walk north to the finish.
- Distance: 14 miles
- Ascent: 3200'
- Leaders: Garfield Southall and Ken Bryning
- 'B'+ Walk
- Starting in Grasmere Village we make a steep climb to the
top of Helm Crag. From there we continue along the
undulating ridge to Calf Crag, also taking in Gibson
Knot. Then it is a short climb up to Greenup Edge
(2000'). We then take a good path, which is very steep in
places, down Greenup Gill and passing Eagle Crag, until
we reach Rosthwaite. From there it is a short walk across
fields and along a river valley to Seatoller.
- Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 2550'
- Leaders: Glennis Poole and Dave Purdy
- 'B' Walk
Leaving the A591 south of Thirlmere the walk
follows the Wyth Burn, climbing steadily past its
waterfalls to Wythbum Head Tarns (304115). Crossing the
boggy ground between Middle Row and Brownrigg Moss the
assault on Greenup Edge then commences. The descent into
Borrowdale takes in Greenup Gill and Stonethwaite Beck
before finishing in Seatoller. This walk includes two
ascents, one tricky descent plus a mixture of rocky and
boggy ground. However, the prospect of attractive views
and the tranquility afforded by Wythburn Head Tarns, should amply reward the effort required.
- Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 1400'
- Leaders: Mike Wood and Ray Webb
- 'C' Walk
- From the car park in Great Wood (south of Keswick on the
Borrowdale Road) we walk under Falcon Crag to Ashness Bridge through Ashness Wood before descending to High
Lodore. Crossing the valley, we continue walking south on
the Allerdale Ramble via Castle Crag to Seatoller. Given
good conditions the Jaws of Borrowdale offer one of the
finest areas for viewing the natural beauty of the Lake
- Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 800'
- Leaders: Barry Whitby and Pete Kenna