Meet at The Sands at 10.00 a.m. OR get to mine by 09.30 to catch the No. 76 bus at 09.40. 26 Scotby Close, CA1 2XG. We should be there by 10.00 or a few minutes late if traffic is heavy.
We’ll work our way from The Sands (see map below) back to Cherrie Mansion for soup and mince pies served by my Staff at no charge but a collection bucket for the Hospice will be available for any donations.
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Car Walk: Sands:9.00am
I only discovered this walk in the last few days and have to say its a very good hike. Whereas we would normally head off to the high hills at the other end of Haweswater this one explores the lower hills above Burnbank. Free parking is plentiful at Burbank village and we head off on a flat stretch toward the reservoir. The best views of the dam are at the end of the walk on our way down off the fells.
We carry on just above Haweswater until we get to the Waterfalls of Measand Beck. Here we start to head up hill. At points the waterfalls are spectacular and the views across the reservoir get better and better as we climb. There is no rush on this hike and there are lots of little paths off to the right to explore the views down the beck and falls, well worth the time. We cross a bridge that takes us to the path up to Low Kop. Having got to the summit its down the same way for a short distance to take a path leading to another top called Standing Stones.
Its then a network of paths that take us along and above Haweswater. Here we get great views of the dam and right down the reservoir to the high hills at the other end of the valley. Its gradually down and back to Burbank. Good paths and fantastic views in an area not often explored. Lunch at some suitable point.
This is not an A walk, so, good for just about anyone. It might be just enough a couple of days before Christmas. Hopefully not in competition with the other walk on the day but at least you have a choice.
Be there or be square.
Car Walk: Sands:9.00am
A nice easy walk as we don’t want to be worn out for Christmas. We set off from Ivegill village Hall and make our way west across fields and through some woods making for High Head Farm. A few years ago this was some sort of tourist attraction and there are still a few derelict statues standing and a nice little pond. We carry on west to Highbridge then turn north for about half a mile of road walking before turning south. We wander along some nice footpaths and bridleways which eventually, all being well , will bring us back to Ivegill. No hills to speak of and there will be muddy sections. We will probably go to the local pub for refreshments.