Sunday 18th August 2019 - Car Walk - Sands: 9.00am
We start the walk from Burnbanks which is at the Eastern end of Haweswater. We then follow the lakeside path to the Forces Waterfall where we head up to Fordingale bottom and onto Low Kop. Some of you may have been on my previous walk which took us onto this little hill. From there its all new territory, onto High Kop which takes us to the roman Rd. We might take in Wether Hill as it may be a bit damp to cut straight across to the Roman Rd so we may navigate around via Wether Hill. From here its the Roman Road all the way to High Raise.(802m)
We then head down to Low Raise. I want to follow the top of Whelter Crags which will give us great views across Haweswater, this may mean some walking off paths but the ground is not difficult. We then follow the top of the crags back to Fordingale Bottom and take the same route back to the cars.
This looks a long walk on paper which it is. But its not that hard as there are no real steep bits, the uphill is all easy going. You may visit a few areas you have not been before. There is no scrambling but with the weather we’ve had possibly some boggy bits. As I said possibly a short bit of walking off paths but most of the walk is on good paths and a long stretch on the Roman Rd. If we get a good day there are some great views to be had. Only place for tea and buns is the Haweswater Hotel.
Be there or be square .
Thursday 15th August 2019
3/4 Miles Grade 4
Walk Start: Fox & Pheasant Armathwaite
Dinner: Fox & Pheasant
Leader: John McKay
Car Walk-Sands: 6.00pm
If you are coming for the dinner can you please let me know
This is a walk we have done before on a Wednesday, summer before last,
it was a lovely sunny day, lets hope this is going to be the norm.
It is a 7 mile circuit by Loweswater, a lovely small lake, through farmland and woodland by the water’s edge and along open hillside above.
Height climbed 650ft/200m.
To get to the free parking place on the B5289, (OS Explorer map 4 ref 118 225). There are several alternative routes , I recommend taking the A595 to Bothel turning left on to the A591, then right at the Castle Inn, turn left at the T junction on to the A66, then turn right into Braithwaite on the B5292, passing through Braithwaite and then crossing Whinlatter Pass into Lorton Vale. Follow the signs for Buttermere which lead on to the B5289. Continue on this for 2 miles until the Buttermere road turns off the left and the road for Loweswater continues straight ahead. Follow the latter for 3 miles to a car park to the left of the road just beyond the end of Loweswater.
We will park at the Duke of Cumberland pub in Castle Carrock and the first part of the walk is on the road as we leave Castle Carrock via farm lanes and fields and head for the bridge/ viaduct of Middle Gelt we then head for the village of Greenwell and pick up lanes back to Castle Carrock, lunch will then be taken before we do our second loop and head for the Reservoir past some old lime kilns and weather permitting some fabulous views over the Solway into Scotland and the Lake District.
After more field walking we will return via the Reservoir and the last leg back into Castle Carrock and refreshments either at the pub or the short car journey to Hayton Farm Shop.
This is a pleasant 9 mile walk with total ascent of just under 1,000ft.