Sunday 15th March 2020 - Coach Walk - Rosehill: 9.00
Due to road closures the coach will not be going to the Sands
If you need a lift to Rosehill let me know
07891293570 - John McKay
Sunday 15th March 2020
Low Borrowdale - Roundthwaite Common
9 Miles Grade 3
Walk Leader: Stephen Parker
This walk visits an area that might be unfamiliar to some club members though all of you will have passed close by on the M6 or West Coast Main line.
The walk explores a section of the Lune Gorge and then crosses into the remote Borrowdale valley. From Tebay we take a mixture of quiet roads, farm tracks and a brief stretch right alongside the River Lune itself as far as Low Borrowbridge where we cross the river. Soon after we go under the motorway and railway line to enter the more peaceful environment of Borrowdale Valley. We go as far as Low Borrowdale farm then make a short but not too strenuous climb, which opens up fine views. We then follow a Bridleway to Roundhthwaite Village before re-crossing the motorway, railway and river - all by bridge and underpasses you’ll be relieved to hear. Refreshments will be served up at the Cross Keys Inn in Tebay.
Wednesday 11th March 2020
7 Miles Grade 3 Total Ascent 1400ft
Leader: Peter Milburn
Car Walk: Sands 9.15am
Sunday 15th March 2020
11 Miles Grade 2/3
Leader: Ian Rowley
A change to my planned walk - a decision that came about while helping to recce the B walk (which is also fine ramble) The A walk will follow some of the route taken by the B party but will stick to higher ground above the valley of (the other) Borrowdale.
From Tebay village we cross the River Lune then pass under the railway line and motorway on to Roundthwaite. From here we climb to around 1400 ft and follow the line of hills on the northern side of the valley, staying at or around this height for a distance of about three miles and taking in five or six little summits along the way. Mostly on grassy paths with the inevitable wet section these are quiet hills less often walked and all the better for that in my opinion. At the end of the ridge, close to the A6 Shap road we drop down to the floor of the valley for a couple of miles before re-crossing the ridge above Low Borrowdale farm and then re-tracing our steps back to Tebay for welcome refreshments at the Cross Keys Inn.
Sunday 1st March 2020
6 Miles Grade 3
Walk Leader: Graham Bell
The credit for this walk must go to Joan Benson.
Joan led this walk on a lovely sunny ☀️ Wednesday last summer. Unfortunately I don't think we'll be as lucky with the weather on this occasion.
After leaving the coach at Orton we join the Coast to Coast walk as far as Scarside before beginning the gentle and slow climb on to Orton Scar.
We carry on to the Jubilee Monument before rejoining the Coast to Coast for the final two miles back to Orton.
We will then take the coach to Join up with the 'A' and 'B' parties at Tebay where Ian has organised tea and scones at The Cross Keys Inn.
PS: It will be mud free!!!!!!
A fairly leisurely walk on decent paths leading to the 8th smallest of the 214 Wainrights at 364 metres – a must do for all “Baggers”
Parking free at the Mortal Man Hotel car park, in return for going in for refreshments at the end of the walk .
We set off down hill to cross the A592 and head along Truss Lane towards Ing Lane, Ing bridge and eventually Hagg Bridge (no idea where they get their names from) gradually getting a better view of our target for the day.
Cross the field, pass Hall Hill, and return to the track and turn right. After a few minutes , just through a gate we take a sharp left and start climbing, fairly steeply, zigzagging up the front of Troutbeck Tongue - It has been fairly gentle so far but be ready for the main effort of the day.
As we gradually get higher views emerge looking back towards Windermere.
Depending on the time, lunch is at the top, or somewhere sheltered just along the ridge leading back down to the valley.
At the bottom we turn right and join a track which is part of the old Roman road High Street from Penrith to Windermere.
We cross Hagg Gill to the other side of the valley, pass Long Green Head farm and after a couple of miles eventually reach Limefitt Park.
Here we head down through the Park to reach the A592 again. Turn left on the road towards Jesus Church, cross over and find a path heading across fields back to the cars.
Any questions, or anyone going direct please contact me on:- 07951682385