Sunday 19th October 2008 - Cartmel

On Sunday 23 November our walks are based on Cartmel.  The coach will leave school as usual at 8.00 am prompt.  There will be a brief toilet stop at Burton Services on the M6.   We plan to leave Cartmel after the walks at 5.30pm to be back in Formby at about 8.00pm.     Conditions underfoot mean walking boots will be essential.

The cost of travel will be £10.00 for adults, £12 for guests and £5.00 for leaders and 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 13 November. If you wish to deliver your return forms personally, out of school hours, please deliver them by the same date to the Treasurer, Alan Thomas, at 11 Altcar Road  or  Jean Makeating, at 60 Burlington Avenue.


‘A’ Walk
Distance: 13 miles
Ascent: 700'
Edwina Roberts
John Roberts

Starting at Backbarrow we walk parallel to the river Leven to Haverthwaite where we join the Cumbria Coastal Way. 
A climb up to Bigland Tarn and beyond to Cark. 
We then loop round the coast and back to Flookburgh and finish at Cartmel. 
A varied walk with good views of the South Lakes and Morecambe Bay.



‘B+’ Walk
Distance: 11 miles
Ascent: 1200 ft
Andy Fowler
Jane Fowler

We set off from Cartmel over the Racecourse for Seven Acres and then on to Walton Hall to pick up the Cumbria Coastal Way.  Climbing easily to reach How Barrow for magnificent views over the coast and Coniston hills, we continue northwards picking up the Coastal Way again to Stribers Allotment, Grassgarth and head for Bigland Tarn.  From here we head east to reach another group of tarns and then turn south and descend into Cartmel passing Barnsley Hill, Great Allotment, Over Ridge, Wall Nook and Well Knowe.

‘B’ Walk
Distance: 8.5 miles
Ascent: 1200 ft
John McEvoy
David Wake

A linear walk starting at Newby Bridge and ending in Cartmell.
The walk starts with a gentle climb up Canny Hill and then follows paths and tracks to Backbarrow and on to Low Wood.
Here we join the Cumbria Coastal Way with a slow and steady 500 ft climb to the picturesque Bigland Tarn and Bigland Heights, our highest point of the walk. 
Continuing south through woodland, moorland and open fields we pass by Speel Bank Farm, Burns Farm and on past old quarries. 
Then slowly losing height we turneast and north through mature woods to Walton Hall, on across fields and tracks to the Racecourse and our destination Cartmell.

‘C’ Walk
Distance: 7 miles.
Ascent: 550 ft
David Turton

Steve Wright

Our walk this month leaves via Cartmel’s racecourse and climbs steadily through woodland and over pastures with several stiles along the way. 
It continues along a quiet country lane to Speel Bank where we may see some deer. 
We then take a path beside the deciduousCollkield Wood climbing up to a stile over a high wall and excellent views of the Coniston Fells, the Leven Estuary and the Hoad Monument at Ulverston (weather permitting. 
Joining the Cumbria Coastal Way we make our way along a delightful high level ridge, at the end of which is an optional short diversion to the top of How Barrow for more scenic views. 
From here we drop down below Mount Bernard and along the Cistercian Way to Cartmel.