- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 15th June 1997-North
- The walks on Sunday, 15 June, are in the North Lakes area
east of Ullswater and all terminate at Pooley Bridge
where there are ample hostelries. As usual the coaches
leave school at 0800 hrs prompt and there will be a short
toilet stop en route. The return journey will start at
1730 hrs, and we should be back in Formby by 2000 hrs.
The cost of travel is £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for
children and students in full-time education. Please
return slips with cheque (not cash) to
the school office by Thursday, 6 June, in an envelope
marked "Range Walking Club". Walking boots
are essential for all walks.
- The walk starts at Shopbeck Gate on the A6 (G.R 556187)
and proceeds westerly over Out Scar, descending into
the Lowther Valley at Bampton Grange. (An early stop at
The Crown and Mitre?) Continuing south westerly we start
to climb towards Bampton Common above Haweswater. At G.R
463160 the route turns north-west to reach High Street at
Wether Hill. High Street is then followed via Loadpot
Hill, Lord's Seat and The Cockpit to our destination in
- Distance: 13¼ miles
- Ascent: 2100'
- Leaders: Ken Bryning and Dave Purdy
- Starting by Clifton Hall on the A6 we cross farmland to
reach the grounds of Lowther Park. After crossing the
parkland we pass through the picturesque village of
Askham before the gentle ascent of Askham Fell. From the
summit we descend under the spectacular crags of Barton
Fell before reaching the shore of Ullswater, north of
Howtown. We return to Pooley Bridge along the lakeside.
- Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 1000'
- Leaders: Glennis and David Poole
From Pooley Bridge we head south east, slowly ascending
Askham Fell above Ullswater. Leaving the view of the lake behind
us we pass through Helton, cross the River Lowther and proceed on
into Whale. Following the river north along the western edge of
the Lowther estate, we again cross the river and enter the
attractive village of Askham. The final leg of the journey takes
us over Heughscar Hill and back to Pooley Bridge via Winder Hall
- Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1000'
- Leaders: Ray Webb and MikeWood
- Having left the coach at Hackthorpe we head first for the
village of Lowther and then to Newtown, but which are
under English Heritage protection and were built for the
Lowther Estate. We then take the which passes in front of
the impressive, although ruined, Lowther Castle before
descending to the rive bridge at Askham. There will be
time to look round the village before we follow the river
south to Whale and then cross it to reach Helton. We now
head up and on to Moor Divock with its standing stones an
cairn circles. Having reached the largest of these, The
Cockpit, we start our gradual descent to Pooley Bridge
with fine views across Ullswater to the Helvellyn range.
- Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 600'
- Leaders: Barry Whitby and Peter Houghton