- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 19th May 1996-Lake
- On Sunday, 19 May we travel to the eastern fells of The
Lake District. As usual we depart school at 0800 hrs
prompt and will have a toilet stop en route. We
plan to leave Glenridding for the return journey at 1715
hrs and should arrive back at school before 2000 hrs.
The cost of travel is £4.00 for adults and
£2.00 for children and students in full-time education.
Please return slips with cheque (not cash) to the school
office by Thursday, 9 May, in an envelope marked
"Range Walking Club". Please read the notes carefully. The
'A' and 'B'+ walks particularly are for experienced
walkers. The 'B'+ walk includes a
vertigo/exposure situation as we come off Helvellyn. With
three demanding walks in prospect, all are reminded to
walk as a group behind the leader and so reduce
exposure to risks and pressure on the leaders.
From Kirkstone Inn (GR401081) there is a 1000' scramble,
requiring care, to the summit of Red Screes. Bearing
northwest, we descend to the Scarsdale Pass watershed and
cross Bakestones to climb Dove Crag and Fairfield
(2863'). A rough descent over the crest of Cofa Pike
gives access to St Sunday Crag and a fine ridge walk back
Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 3500'
- Leaders: Meirion Williams and Gordon Spence
First, a very pleasant walk, climbing steadily from
Glenridding to the ruined dam below Catsye Cam with
excellent views of Helvellyn and Lower Man from below.
Then we turn north and skirting Keppal Cove, ascend to
the cairn on Whiteside. We then walk south on to Lower
Man and Helvellyn (3113') and descend via Striding Edge
and Birkhouse Moor.
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 3000'
- Leaders: Rick Tynan and Dave Miles
A much more strenuous 'B' walk than normal with 1700' of
ascent in the first 1.75 miles. However, the effort is
worthwhile for the splendid views, weather permitting.
Starting at Patterdale, we climb up to Boredale Hause
(coffee stop and time to recover). We then head north to
continue climbing to the summit of Place Fell (2154').
It is a bit of a scramble to the top!! After time to
get our breath back, we continue north to skirt High Dodd
to the west before descending to the lakeside path near
Scalehow Beck. Turning westwards, we follow the
undulating path alongside Ullswater to Patterdale and
then by road to Glenridding.
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 2200'
- Leaders: Keith Ellard and Dave Griffiths
This walk explores two of the valleys running down to
Ullswater at Glenridding - the Grisedale and the
Glenridding. Starting at Patterdale (where there are
toilets) we firstly head up the Grisedale valley. After
crossing the beck there is a short climb across the ridge
at low level into Glenridding valley. We follow the beck
up to old mine workings at the upper end of the dale
before returning to Glenridding in plenty of time for the
usual end-of-walk pleasures. From both valleys the rugged
mountain terrain of the Lake District can be well
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 700'
- Leaders: David and Ginny Willis