Sunday 23rd June 2019 - Coniston, Lake District

This month our walks are based on Coniston The coach will leave school as usual at 8.00 am prompt and travel direct to Burton Services where there are toilets and where all walkers can boot up. B walkers should retrieve their rucksacks from beneath the coach to ensure a quick departure at Blawith. A and C walkers can use the toilets in the car park at Coniston but there is a charge of 30p per person. Boots are essential on all walks. After enjoying refreshments in Coniston we will depart at 5.30pm and should be back in Formby about 7.30pm.

The cost of travel will be £14.00 for members, £17.00 for non-members and £5.00 for Leaders, children and students in full time education.   Please make your cheques payable to Range Walking Club and ensure they are signed as it is inconvenient for the Treasurer to chase up such omissions.

Please book by email and pay online or send in your return to the Treasurer Monica Sealey before 13th June; places will be booked on the coach by the treasurer on a first come first served basis.

Cancellations: if you need to cancel or make a late booking, please contact the Treasurer on 01704 809287 or by email who will endeavour to substitute your booking from the waiting list.  If you cancel after 13th June and it is not possible to fill your place on the coach, regrettably, we will not be able to give you a refund as coaches will have been booked on initial returns.

Club General Meeting Monday 20th May 7.30pm at Range High School At the General Meeting held on 20th May, which was attended by 43 people, proposals to enable the Club to survive were drawn up for ratification at the AGM. It is thus very important that, if possible, all walkers with the Club attend the meeting.

September Walk 2019: The details of the walks, on the 15th September, which are based on Kirkby Lonsdale, Yorkshire will be published the end of August.. Unfortunately there are not enough leaders available in July so June is the last walk of this season.


‘A’ Walk
Distance: 7.5 miles
Ascent: 2600 ft
Ken Bryning
Shaun Rollinson

We leave Coniston along the A593 before heading inland to Heathwaite.
Shortly after we head north to join the Walna Scar Road, which we follow in a south-westerly direction.
After passing beneath Nettle Crag, we swing north and commence the ascent of Goat’s Hawse (2,130 feet), which takes us past Goat’s Water, over which looms Dow Crag.
From Goat’s Hawse we climb to The Old Man of Coniston (2,634 feet), the highest point of the day.
Weather permitting, the summit should provide stunning views of the surrounding fells and Coniston Water.
The descent to Coniston will take us past Low Water and Miners Bridge.


‘B’ Walk
Distance: 9 miles
Ascent: 700 ft
Liz Bellman
Louise Pimm

This is a linear walk to Coniston which starts at Blawith.
After a short road walk we turn onto a quiet lane and ascend Beacon Fell to Beacon Tarn, an unfrequented mini lake.
From there we join the Cumbria Way as we cross Torver Common down to meet Coniston Lake.
We then follow lakeside paths which afford fine views all along the lake to Coniston.


‘C’ Walk
Distance: 8 miles
Ascent: 880 ft
Anne Belcher
Keith Jacques

This is a walk of great variety which contrasts the quiet mixed woods of Yewdale and the ever popular Tarn Hows.
Rising from Coniston through woods interspersed with openness we have tremendous views looking back over Coniston Water and westwards to Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam.
After circling Tarn Hows we descend by Tom Gill to Yew Tree Farm with its famous spinning gallery.
The walk continues around Yew Tree Tarn.
The row of yew trees in front of High Yewdale Farm marks the start of the return to Coniston via Black Guards following the direction of Yewdale Beck.