Range Walking Club
Sunday 29th September 1996-Lake District-Langdale
 
Welcome, especially new members, to a new season. The first walk, on Sunday 29, September, takes us to Langdale in the heart of the Lake District. We leave school at 0800 hrs prompt and will have a toilet stop en route. It is planned to commence the return journey at 1730 hrs and should be back at school by 2000 hrs. The cost of travel is now 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, 19 September, in an envelope marked "Range Walking Club". Walking boots are essential on all walks.

'A' Walk
Starting at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, we soon begin the long, steep ascent of Bowfell (2960' - 900 m) by the band, only deviating on to the climbers' traverse for the final 300' of spectacular rock scenery. Having ascended to Three Tarns we follow an excellent ridge walk along the 5 crinkles, returning to
Langdale by Red Tarn.
 
Distance: 9 miles
Ascent: 3500'
Leaders: Meirion Williams and Gordon Spence

'B'+ Walk
The high points of the walk are Pike O' Stickle and Harrison Stickle. A short walk with a lot of ascent. We have a flattish start along Mickleden Beck turning north to climb Steake Gill. Following the Cumbria Way until the pile of stones when we turn southeast and start to climb again. After Harrison Stickle we will descend to the car park at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel.
 
Distance: 8 miles
Ascent: 2500'
Leaders: Rick Tynan and Dave Miles

'B' Walk
A lovely circular walk with 2 fairly strenuous climbs in the first half but offering superb viewpoints. Starting at the New Hotel our route takes us westwards to the Old Hotel and then south to climb up by Side Pike (1st climb) and on to reach Blea Tarn. From here we make our way eastwards and ascend Lingmoor Fell (2nd climb). Both ascents will be taken at an easy pace. The main climbing completed, we make our way to Little Langdale before turning northwards to Elterwater. From here we follow the Cumbria Way back to our starting point.

Distance: 8½ miles
Ascent: 1300'
Leaders: Keith Ellard and Dave Griffiths

'C' Walk
This is a pleasant introduction to the Club's 'C' walks for 1996/7, following 2 rivers, passing 2 tarns and visiting 2 waterfalls, all with varied terrain and relatively little climbing. The walk initially follows the Cumbria way from Elterwater village to Skelwith, alongside Elterwater. There is the opportunity for a cafe/toilet break at Skelwith before we head, through farmland and woods, to Colwith Force. Following the track through Little Langdale we eventually climb gently to the beauty spot of Blea Tarn before descending to the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel.

Distance: 7½ miles
Ascent: 500'
Leaders: Ken Lamb and A N Other