- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 18th October 1998 - North
The next outing of the club takes us to the North Lake
District area on Sunday, 18 October. This part of the country is
always popular with club members so early booking is recommended.
The walks will have considerable scenic variety and, with
reasonable weather, superb views. The coaches will leave school
at 0800 hrs prompt and a toilet stop will be made at Tebay. We
hope to be back in Formby no later than 2000 hrs. The cost of
travel is now £7.00 for adults and £4.00 for children and
students in full-time education and who were formerly Range High
School pupils. Please return slips with cheque (not cash) to the
school office by Thursday, 8 October in an envelope niarked
"Range Walking Club". Walking boots are essential for all
- 'A' Walk
- A Druid's Circle, Manchester's water supply, a surprise
view - even the promise of a pint of Jennings! Starting
near to Castlerigg Stone Circle at GR 299240 we make a
brief visit to this monument before crossing fields to
Dale Bottom Farm and the head of Thirlmere. Shoulthwaite
Gill cascades down from Armboth Fell via a myriad of
spectacular waterfalls and this is followed up, between
Raven Crag and Castlerigg Fell with views back over
Skiddaw and Blencathra ranges and outlooks over the Dodds
and Helvelynn ranges. The rather soggy top of Armboth
Fell is made via High Seat (1995') and High Tove (1665')
(don't forget the gaiters) before descending into the
delightful hamlet of Watendlath. Descent from the Tarn
follows the photographers' dream of Surprise view (above
Lodore), Ashness Bridge (calendar fame) and Friars Crag
before reaching Keswick and necessary rehydration!
- Distance: 14 miles
- Ascent: 1,800'
- Leaders: Ken Bryning and Rob Scurr
- 'B'+ Walk
- This is a very varied scenic and interesting walkstarting
near Threlkeld on the A66. We walk in a southerly
direction along St John's in the Vale almost until we
reach the main Keswick to Grasmere Road. The route
follows good. paths alongside or just above St John's
Beck. Time permitting, there is an opportunity for a
refreshment stop at Low Bridge End Farm. A change of
direction sees us ascending High Rigg and walking along
the ridge to a spectacular view point at the top. After
descending to the Youth Centre we continue over Low Rigg
to Tewitt Tarn. A short walk on minor roads leads us to
an ancient Stone Circle. We then follow tracks to
Castlerigg Farm and enter Keswick via Springs Wood.
- Distance: 10½ miles
- Ascent: 1500'
- Leaders: Glennis Poole and Dave Purdy
- 'B' Walk
- Commencing at Scales (343269) we head west to Blencathra
Centre before swinging north and then south beneath
Blease Fell and Lonscale Fell respectively. Joining the
path from Skiddaw (283256) we then follow the Cumbria
Way, skirting Latrigg before the final leg into Keswick.
Weather permitting this promises to be a pleasant walk
offering views of many of the northern fells. There is,
however, a rocky scramble at the start over which care
wdl need to be taken.
- Distance: 8½ miles
- Ascent: 800'
- Leaders: Janet Purdy and Ray Webb
- 'C' Walk
- We commence our walk wtth a woodland section above the
River Greta before joining the disused railway track as
it heads towards Threlkeld. Turning south, we now head
into St John's in the Vale. Our route takes us past Tewet
Tarn, up Low Rigg and then down to the Youth Centre. We
return to Keswick through farmland and woods and, if time
and underfoot conditions permit, via the Castlehead Woods
viewpoint which overlooks Derwentwater.
- Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 800'
- Leaders: Barry Whitby and Peter Houghton