Sunday 22nd September 2019 - Car Walk - Sands: 9.00am
This is a repeat of last winters walk where we managed to get to the summit of Gavel Fell before being forced back by terrible weather, lets hope for better things this time. We start at Maggies bridge car park at the south eastern end of Loweswater.
This is followed by a nice flat section up through High Nook Farm and access to the fell side. The route I want to take is the track above Whiteoak Beck and up the valley. This gives us an assent up Gavel fell different to last year but if the weather has been bad we will go via Black Crag. This is because the valley head will be boggy if there has been a lot of rain.
From Gavel Fell its across to Blake Fell, the highest point of the day at 573m. Its then north toward Burnbank Fell, we may go across to Carling Knott for the views if the weather is good. Its then down to pick up the path heading back south above Loweswater with great views of the Lake. Dinner on route somewhere.
Three Wainwrights with some great views. A remote area and a relatively easy A walk unless the weather shows its teeth and its as tough as anywhere
Be there or be Square.
(If for some reason you go under your own steam don’t confuse Church Bridge with Maggies Bridge).
Sunday 22nd September 2019
8 Miles Grade 2
Walk Leader: Pete Rutland
Sunday 22nd September 2019
Pooley Bridge Area
9 Miles Grade 2/3
Walk Leader: Stephen Parker
We will park in Askham at the swimming pool, its free, we then set off for the footpath to Lowther Castle where there will be time to have a look at the magnificent building (although it has seen better days), we then retrace our steps slightly and follow the river to crookwath bridge and walk through some fields to the village of Helton where we encounter the only climb of the day (which is all on the road) once at the top we head onto Askham Fell and past Cop Stone and on to our lunch stop at the stone circle known as The Cockpit with views over to Blencathra and Helvellyn (weather permitting).
After lunch we pick up the path towards Pooley Bridge but no panic we will not be going all the way to Pooley Bridge we turn off slightly onto the Askham Fell Loop path which we will follow all the way back into Askham and suitable refreshments, pubs and cafes aplenty.
A great walk of 9-10 miles and no more than a 1,000 ft of ascent.
Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club
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Car Walk: Sands 9.15am
Wednesday 18th September 2019
6.5 Miles Grade 3
Leader: Joan Benson
Lovely walk from the quaint little village of Orton with great views all round. It involves a gentle climb via Scarside up to Queen Victoria's monument, erected to commemorate her Golden Jubilee. Lunch here, then descend to the road for a short distance, then left onto Crosby Ravensworth Fell and a gentle stroll back to Orton and Chocs and/or cake. Parking in the village.