Range Walking Club
Sunday 14 July 2002

The walks this month on Sunday 14July take us to the North Lakes area around Keswick. There will be a toilet stop on the outward journey at Tebay services and all walks finish in Keswick where there are the usual facilities. The coach will leave school at 8.00 am prompt and we will leave Keswick no later than 5.30 pm to arrive back in Formby by 8.00 pm.

The cost of travel will be £7.00 for adults and £4.00 for children and students in full time education who were formerly pupils at Range High School. Please return the slip, completed in full, with a cheque (NOT CASH), in an envelope marked “Range Walking Club”, to the school office by Thursday 4 July. If you wish to personally deliver your return forms out of hours please deliver them to the Treasurer at 26 Bushby’s Lane or David Wake at 5a Dickinson Close, Formby.

David Wake

A Walk

Starting at Whitefield Cottage just north of the village of Bassenthwaite, we walk past he Overwater Hotel and a little known curiosity – a sandstone pillar with the carved head of the great huntsman, John Peel. We then go past an ancient moat, alongside Little Tarn and through Park Wood before ascending to Dash Falls. From the falls we take the well marked path up Skiddaw via Birkett Edge. We descend from Skiddaw by the Allerdale Ramble path through Millbeck, Applethwaite and onto Keswick.

Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 2,400 ft
Leaders: John Roberts, Margaret Pegg

B+ Walk

Starting at Braithwaite, we follow a well-marked path along the side of Coledale Beck up to Coledale Hause. We ascend Crag Hill, along the exposed ridge path to the trig point, the high point of our walk, where our efforts shoudl be rewarded with some magnificent views. We then descend on a rocky path between Outerside and Causey Pike and then follow Stoneycroft Gill on to Uzzicar Farm. From here we cross to Newlands Beck and follow the path down to Portinscale and then on to Keswick.

Although only 9 miles, it is quite strenuous walk and will not leave much time in Keswick afterwards.

Distance: 9 miles Ascent:2,200 ft
Leaders: Steve Wright, Steve McIlraith

B Walk

We start near Powter How and make our way across fields, lanes and the edge of woodland to Braithwaite. Here we cross the stream and gently climb up to Barrow Door then turning eastwards to descend Stoneycroft Gill and cross Newlands Beck to Skelgill. Field paths lead us to a woodland walk and on into Portinscale from where we cross the meadows to Keswick.

Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 900 ft.
Leaders: John McEvoy and David Wake

C Walk

This circular walk in the area between Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite Lake has good views of the hills, but is muddy underfoot in places. Starting from Keswick we make our way north alaong footpaths and bridleways to Millbeck. From here we walk along a quiet lane to Dancing Gate. We then go south along the side of the River Derwent to Keswick.

Distance: 6 ½ miles Ascent: 200 ft
Leaders:David and Frances Turton