- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 16th February 1997-Lake
- The Lake District is the venue for the February 'Hot Pot'
walks which take place on Sunday, 16th. All walks are
lateral, the 'A' and 'B+' taking advantage of some of
Lakelands lesser used footpaths and bridleways. All walks
finish in Windermere where there are refreshment and
toilet facilities. As some of the footpaths are likely to
be muddy to varying degrees, a change of clothing may be
considered useful prior to going for supper. We will
leave Windermere at 1600 hrs prompt for a 30 minute drive
to the Lindale Inn for the "Hot Pot" (see
attached slip for choice of menu). As usual the coaches
leave school at 0800 hrs prompt returning to Formby by
2030 hrs approx. There will be a short toilet stop on the
outward journey. The cost of travel is now £5.00 for
adults and £3.00 for children and students in full-time
education. Please return slips for travel and meals with
cheque (not cash) to the school office by Thursday, 6
February, in an envelope marked "Range Walking
Club". Walking boots are essential for all
Starting on the A591 (GR 502885) we follow farm
tracks and field paths towards Brigsteer before climbing
the southern end of Scout Scar where, given reasonable
weather, views of the Lyth Valley and Morecambe Bay can
be expected. Descending from the Scar to Under Barrow,
the route then heads north west over fields and through
woodland to join the Dales Way for the final 2 miles to
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 800'
- Leaders: Ann and Ian Mitchell
We start north west of Kendal (GR 496952) taking
a roughly southerly route over Cunswick Scar with
pleasant views from the modest height of 600' before
turning west along the well-named Gamblemire Lane and on
to open fields. After a mile or so there is a turn
northwards to pass through Crook to meet the Dales Way
footpath for the final 3 miles into Windermere.
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 1000'
- Leaders: Arthur Jones and John Hughes
Taking the same route initially as the 'C' party, we make
a steady ascent to Jenkins Crag. From here we follow the
gentle lower contours of the start of Troutbeck Valley to
the village of the same name. Crossing the road leading
to the Kirkstone Pass we climb for a very short distance
before following field paths to the base of Orrest Head.
Then follows a slow ascent of this fell which, at the
top, reveals an almost full panorama of the
southern/middle Lake District fells etc. From here it is
but a short descent to Windermere and our coaches. A walk
that has views from start to finish and is mostly on
gently undulating ground
Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 850'
- Leaders: Dave Luty and Meirion Williams
- 'C' Walk
Starting at Ambleside we climb slowly up through Skelgyll Woods to Jenkins Crag for our first coffee stop
and, weather permitting, a magnificent panorama of
Windermere and its lake below. We then amble gently up
and down easterly to just below the village of Troutbeck.
Turning south we stop for lunch near the beck footbridge.
Crossing the A592, a short distance of minor road walking
brings us back on to bridleways and field paths taking us
to Far Orrest and Near Orrest. Finally a slow ascent up
to Orrest Head for a last look at those wonderful views
before descending to Windermere to catch our coach. A
really lovely walk with fine vistas all the way.
- Distance: 6 miles
- Ascent: 800'
- Leaders: John Rothwell and Bob Hutt