- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 28th September 1997- North
- The first outing of the new walk season is on Sunday, 28
September and takes us to Borrowdale in the north Lake
District. There is a choice of four walks all finishing
in Seatoller except for the 'C' walk which will finish in
Rosthwaite but will be brought back to Seatoller by coach
where refreshment and toilet facilities are available.
Coaches will leave school at 0800 hrs prompt and return
by 2030 hrs approximately. A short toilet stop will be
made on the outward journey at Tebay services on the M6.
The cost of travel is £6.00 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, 18 September, in an envelope marked
"Range Walking Club". Walking boots are
essential for all walks.
- 'A' Walk
- Starting at the car park at Seatoller, we walk along the
road SW for approximately one mile to Seathwaite Slabs
where we start our ascent of Green Gable (2527') and on
to Great Gable (2949'), the highest point of the day.
From here we descend to Sty Head then on to Sprinkling
Tarn after which we start the ascent of Allen Crags
(2572') continuing on to Glaramara (2560'). We then
descend via Hind Gill to Seathwaite and return to Seatoller.
- Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 4200'
- Leaders: Ann and Ian Mitchell
- 'B'+ Walk
- Starting at Seatoller (GR 244138) we follow the road to
Seathwaite Bridge. We then walk beside the river before
beginning the ascent to Styhead Tarn via Taylorgill
Force. This involves a small amount of scramble but the
waterfall is an impressive sight. We then head south-east
passing Sprinkling Tarn and beneath the crags of Great
End. Next we go over Allen Crags (2572') to Glaramara
(2560'). From Glaramara we descend via Thornthwaite Fell
to the road to lead us back to Seatoller. Even under
unfavourable conditions the views up Borrowdale to
Derwent Water and Keswick are magnificent.
- Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 2800'
- Leaders: Arthur Jones and Meirion Williams
- 'B' Walk
- This is a lovely, varied walk with Derwentwater in view
for much of the way. It is a strenuous 'B' walk and
towards the end there is a steep descent through trees
which will be slippy if it is wet. We start in Keswick
with a promenade up the high street! From Keswick we
ascend Walla Crag where we will pause to take in the fabulous view. A gentle descent with
Derwentwater on our
right takes us to Ashness Bridge from where we follow the
beck to Watendlath. Leaving Watendlath we climb again, up
to Dock Tarn. The way here is likely to be wet in places
but at all times picturesque and well worth the effort.
The descent is, as already mentioned, steep - we will
take it slowly. A level final section, taking in the
River Derwent, takes us into Seatoller. Hard work for a
'B' walk - but well worth it
- Distance: l0½ miles
- Ascent: 1300'
- Leaders: John Hughes and John Rothwell
- 'C' Walk
- A delightful walk to start off the new season; it
includes woodland, riverside, moorland and some of
Lakeland's "Calendar Views". We begin just
below Walla Crag (272217) and slowly ascend on to it
where the views are very pleasant indeed. We continue
southwards to Ashness Bridge and then on to Watendlath
where there is the possibility of tea and scones (time
and "being open" permitting). We then continue south. westward to Rosthwaite and to the awaiting coach.
It is not the longest walk we have ever done, but it is
among the highest in total ascent There are three
ascents. The first, and longest, at 650' is very early in
the walk. All will be taken at an easy pace. There are no
difficult areas and the quality of this walk is worth all
- Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: 1300'
- Leaders: Nickie Harrison and Phil Morgan