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

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

as a table has to be booked


John McKay

01228 530306





Sunday 18th August 2019

A Walk

High Raise via High Kop

10 Miles Grade 1

Walk Leader: Pete Rutland

Car Walk-Sands:9.00am

Car Walk: Sands 9.15am

Wednesday 14th August 2019


7 Miles Grade 3

Leader: Jenny Smith

Sands: 9.15am





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.








































Car Walk:Sands:9.00am

































Car Walk:Sands:9.00am




Sunday 18th August 2019

B Walk

Castle Carrock Reservoir

9 Miles Grade 3

Walk Leader: Stephen Parker

Car Walk-Sands:9.00am

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.



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Friday 16th - Monday 19th August 2019

Weekend in Scotland - Glen Trool






Friday Night Social Evenings

“It’s always good to have one or two club members as guest speakers on our winter programme.

October 25th:  November 8th:  January 10th: January 24th: February 7th: March 6th.

If anyone is happy to  give a talk on one of the above dates  please  contact 

Moira Meirick on  01228 529772 or 07799 950159.”