This Weeks Walks

It would be very much appreciated if all walk leaders submitted a description of their walk. Preferably by the Monday preceding the walk. Descriptions can be emailed to or telephone: 530306


This Weeks Walks

Wednesday 13th February 2019

Johnny's Wood - High Doat from Seatoller

7 Miles Grade 3/4

Leader: Sue Greenwood


Sands: 9.15am





Sunday 17th February 2019

B Walk

Loughrigg Circular

9 Miles Grade 3

Leader: Ian Rowley




Car Walk: Sands 9.15am

Sunday 17th February 2019

A Walk

Ambleside (Scandale Bridge) to Grasmere via Nab Scar & Great Rigg

8 Miles Grade 2

Leader: Roger Tringham



Spectacular views from High Doat , which should be called Low Doat as it only takes 15 minutes to get to the summit, so a bit of up and  down to start with, followed by easy tracks in a circular route back to Johnny`s wood. If you do not fancy the hill , there is an  alternative Grade 4 path , to join us again on the Castle Crag track. Hope to start walking at about 10.30 or so from Seatoller National Trust car park. Not a long day….if you don`t get in front of me, I can make it last for 4 hours!

See you, whatever the weather, but almost bound to be good.





































Coach Walk:Rosehill:8.50am Sands:9.00am





This is a relatively short A walk, but then it is February with short days and uncertain weather. And there are excellent cake shops in Grasmere!

This is a very scenic walk with splendid views over Grasmere and Rydal Water to the south and west. The first mile is fairly flat and then the climb onto Nab scar is quite steep on a made up path. In normal conditions there is no exposure or use of hands needed. From Nab Scar we follow the ridge north over Heron Pike to reach Great Rigg. Here we retrace our steps for a short distance before bearing south west and following the path over Stone Arthur and down into Grasmere Village. If time inclination and weather conditions permit, we might continue beyond Great Rigg before retracing our steps.






































Coach Walk:Rosehill:8.50am Sands:9.00am




Sunday 17th February 2019

C Walk

Skelwith Bridge & Elterwater

6 Miles Grade 4

Leader: Graham Bell
































Coach Walk:Rosehill:8.50am Sands:9.00am




This walk makes a complete circuit of Loughrigg fell starting and finishing in Grasmere. It takes in the tarn, “caves” and famous terrace but not the summit of the fell. The walk has several ups and downs along the way but nothing too steep or serious with plenty of flat bits in between to get our breath back.  From the village centre we’ll round the head of the lake then head due south towards Elterwater climbing to the dizzying height of 640ft before descending and then heading east to Loughrigg Tarn and what will probably be an early lunch-break. After lunch we have a short climb this time almost reaching 650ft skirting the southern and eastern slopes of Loughrigg fell before descending towards the river Rothay and the car park at Pelter Bridge. A final climb will take us up to the quarried caves and a fine airy viewpoint above Rydal water followed by a traverse of Loughrigg terrace before descending to the quiet road that leads back to our starting point. 





After leaving the coach at Skelwith Bridge we will walk north westerly along the shore of Elterwater to reach Elterwater village.


From there a short gentle climb south westerly takes us to Howe Bank before descending to Wilson Place.


From here we head for Slaters Bridge, Little Langdale and Cathedral Cave (hopefully in time for lunch).


The route then takes us to High Park where we join the Cumbria Way for the last two miles to Skelwith Bridge.


Depending on time and inclination apres ramble can be taken at Chesters in Skelwith Bridge or we can take the coach for refreshments in Grasmere.


Graham 🔔 













Sunday 17th February 2019 - Coach Walk (Ambleside) Rosehill: 8.50am Sands: 9.00am

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