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 

ramblingclubjohn@aol.com or telephone: 530306

 

This Weeks Walks

Sunday 17th November 2019 - Car Walk - Sands: 9.00am

Sunday 17th November 2019

A Walk

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Sunday 17th November 2019

B Walk

High Seat - Bilberry Fell - Walla Crag

7 Miles Grade 2

Walk Leader: Ian Rowley

Car Walk-Sands:9.00am

From the NT car park in Great Wood the walk makes it way to Ashness Bridge then behind the National Trust barn to follow a rising path towards High Seat. This is a steepish climb but on mostly good paths winding over Ashness fell to reach the trig point on High Seat just shy of 2000ft. The way continues over some potentially very boggy ground on to Bilberry fell slightly lower in height and a likely spot for lunch. From here it’s a steady descent over drier ground looking out for stone markers placed by the Corporation of Manchester marking the boundaries of the Thirlmere reservoir then onwards to the final Wainwright of the day, Walla Crag which offers fine views over Derwentwater and back towards Keswick. The descent is through the plantations of the Great Wood on paths that with a bit of luck should lead us directly back to the cars. Definitely a fell walk but hopefully not too challenging and with the rewards of some fine views.

 

Ian

Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

affiliated to hfholidays

      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Car Walk: Sands 9.15am
                                 

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Martindale

6.5 Miles Grade 2/3 - Total Ascent 1500ft

Leader: Jo Agnew

Sands: 9.15am

 

 

 

 

Please note if the forecast is for ice I will be doing a different walk from Askham, rather than the planned Martindale walk as the switchback road up from Howtown and over into Martindale can be quite tricky- especially if the road is icy.

However that said, this is a great winter walk when the days are shorter as we can still have a good hike and get great views without going too high.

Parking at Old Martindale Church, we cross the Christy Bridge and head up to our right by Knicklethorns towards Winter Crag, then down into Boredale via Howsteadbrow. Following the lane along Boredale we head on up a gradual ascent from Boredale Head to Boredale Hause. The last section of this path is a little steep and rocky but no scrambling required.

From Boredale Hause we take the path up towards Beda Fell, skirting the summit via Bedafell Knott and then follow the gradually descending path into Bannerdale and Dale Head. Once we reach the farm it is an easy walk back along the lane to the cars.

 

Jo