This Weeks Walks

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This Weeks Walks

Wednesday 27th March 2019

Alcock Tarn - Nab Scar

8 Miles Grade 3

Leader: Jo Agnew

Sands: 9.15am





Sunday 31st March 2019

B Walk

Ennerdale Lake Circuit

9 Miles Grade 2/3

Leader: Ian Rowley




Car Walk: Sands 9.15am

Sunday 31st March 2019

A Walk

Dent Fell

12 Miles Grade 2/3

Leader: Phil Howarth

Parking in the left hand lay-by on the A591 just outside Grasmere.

Leaving the cars we head south towards Dove Cottage and along the lane leading to the Corpse Road. However we turn off at Lady Wood and follow the track along Bracken Fell and up to Alcock Tarn. This is a steady ascent on clear paths. There are wonderful views (weather permitting !) to be had over to The Langdales, Windermere and as far as Morecombe Bay. 


From the Tarn we head across to a stile in the wall and climb up in a  Southeasterly direction towards Nab Scar. The path here is less obvious but perfectly navigable. Nab Scar itself is a little rocky but again on good paths. We descend into Rydal, crossing the A591and taking the bottom route along Rydal Water and Grasmere lake into the village for tea and cake before heading back to the cars. 

Fingers crossed for better weather than my last club walk ! 










This walk will be a combination of small sections of the C2C route and Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk.  We will alight from the school (Grid Ref NY 065 180) on the outskirts of Kirkland.  The C2C route is joined at Sheriff’s Gate and runs to Parkside via Rowrah.  The route is flat as it utilises the track bed of a disused railway.  At Parkside the C2C is left behind to follow local roads for about a mile to emerge at the foot of Dent Fell on the Coast to Coast walk.


A fairly steep ascent then ensues to the top of Dent Fell (only approx. 1150 feet high) where there will be good views if the weather is fine on the day.  We then descend through the tree plantation to reach Nannycatch Gate in Uldale Valley.  The route alongside Nannycatch Beck will then take us to Scarny Brow where we can follow the roadside path into Ennerdale Bridge in time for refreshments.












































Coach Walk: Rosehill 8.50am - Sands:9.00am




This is a circular walk of 9.5 miles around Ennerdale Water with no serious ups or downs but with plenty of interest and challenge for regular “B” walkers.

Most of the walk follows the lake-side on a mix of mountain track, rocky shoreline paths and forestry roads with a short detour into the woods to visit a couple of picturesque waterfalls.

Starting out from Ennerdale Bridge the walk starts with a short road stretch before turning of the road at Grike onto a quiet footpath past an old mill and crossing the river Ehen then dropping down to the lake end.

The first (and only) uphill section will take us on to Anglers Crag well worth the small amount of effort for the tremendous views of the lake and surrounding fells. The route then drops down towards the lake following a rocky path with plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the views of blue skies and fells perfectly reflected in the mirror glass smooth lake (we hope).

Eventually we’ll reach the far end of the lake and our likely stopping point for lunch. Crossing the Liza beck over to the north side of the lake we’ll briefly head into the woods before returning to the lake- side path returning us, after a final short road section, to Ennerdale Bridge.

















Sunday 31st March 2019 - Coach Walk - Rosehill 8.50am - Sands 9.00am





Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

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Coach Walk:Rosehill 8.50am - Sands:9.00am































Coach Walk: Rosehill 8.50am - Sands:9.00am




Sunday 31st March 2019

C Walk

Ennerdale Bridge

6 Miles Grade 4

Leader: Gill Thompson




The walk starts at Ennerdale bridge and along the lakeside towards Bowness Point until the lunch stop. Then we return via How Hall farm which has some interesting plaques on its walls. The last part is down a road back into the village where there is a very nice community café.