We start this walk from Bowerbank Way Gillwilly Ind Estate Penrith.CA119BQ, parking is available and you will see the marker post for Thacka Nature Reserve on left hand side, any clarification of start of walk, please get in touch. 07917153464.
This is a flat walk in open Countryside,walking on tracks, open fields, on ground that has maybe not been stomped by many, if the weather is poor or we have had enough we can get a bus from Stainton to Penrith at 5 mins to every hour.,so you can bring your bus pass it is an option.
There will be limited coffee shops open on a Sunday if any in Penrith, if you wish to do a detour to Kirkoswald ..I am happy to refuel you with a few lost calories, if you are certain you are coming a text on the Sat would be good..then I can make sure I have enough tea bags for the pot..
Sunday 20th October 2019 - Car Walk Sands: 9.00am
We will park opposite Limefitt Holiday Park which is near Troutbeck at the end of Kirkstone Pass. The parking is free but limited so lets hope for the best. We gain access to the Garburn Rd track by going through the Holiday Park. We follow this track until it branches off in a Northly direction and leads us to Yoke. 706m.
Once we have got onto Yoke we take in Ill Bell 757m and Froswick 720m. These are gained with only a little bit of up and down but give us brilliant views across Kentmere Reservoir and the surrounding Fells. We carry on north but dont reach Thornthwaite Crag but take a lower path back south over Park Fell. There is then a long walk back down the valley on slowly descending ground which keeps those with dodgy knees happy. This takes us along Troutbeck Park where we cross the beck to take the path all the way back to the Holiday Park. Lunch somewhere on route.
This walk has some great views and although 10 miles seems a good stretch the vast majority of uphill and downhill is done on gradual rising and falling ground which makes for a very pleasant hike. No scrambling and all on good paths. In my memory the walk down the valley cannot have been done by the club in a very long time so could be something you have not done. This takes in three Wainwrights belonging to the Kentmere Round without doing the long treck to Kentmere. On occassion I have also seen a few deer near the first part of this walk. If your not normally a long distance A walker but fancied giving it a go this might be the walk for you, its a great walk.
Be there or be Square. Pete.
Sunday 20th October 2019
Western Fells of Kentmere from Town Head
10 Miles Grade 1
Leader: Pete Rutland
Car Walk - Sands:9.00am
Car Walk: Sands 9.15am
A few showers? So what! If the weather is dodgy, this can be quite a short but worthwhile walk:
up a very good path with easy steps for a bit and then lovely views further up. It is good to inspect the lion and the lamb and the lady and the piano from different angles. We will probably come down the far side on a very user friendly track down to the little road and then back over the fields to the cars. Parking is on the big layby beneath Helm Crag on the right as you come from Keswick, before you get to little Pye Lane and Grasmere.If the conditions and team are OK, we can make the walk a bit longer along the ridge before coming down the valley.