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

Wednesday 5th December 2018

High Rigg & Low Rigg - Xmas Tea Walk

6 Miles Grade 4

Leader: Graham Bell




Sunday 9th December 2018

B Walk

Cockermouth Circular

8 Miles Grade 3

Leader: Ken Halliday



Car Walk: Sands 9.15am

Sunday 9th December 2018

A Walk

Bassenthwaite Lake (Mirehouse) to Cockermouth

11 Miles Grade 3

Leader: Roger Tringham


































Coach Walk:Rosehill:8.50am Sands:9.00am




This is a very beautiful low level walk (highest point 550 ft). Some parts will be very boggy. The bus will drop us at Mirehouse where we must cross the busy road with care. We will follow the route of the Allerdale Ramble. This runs fairly close to the lake until we reach Armathwaite hall hotel (5 miles). The short section by Broadness Farm to Scarness cottage was impassable earlier this week but is easily bypassed. We skirt round to the north of the Hotel and follow the river valley (Derwent) to Isel Bridge (4 miles) from where we take the southern option to Cockermouth via Watch Hill
















































Coach Walk:Rosehill:8.50am Sands:9.00am




Sunday 9th December 2018

C Walk

Castle Inn to Cockermouth

7 Miles Grade 3/4

Leader: Graham Bell
































Coach Walk:Rosehill:8.50am Sands:9.00am




This is a pleasant walk, with only about 200 metres of ascent in total, all climbs being steady rather than steep – the pace on these will be set so that no-one in the group feels under pressure (not least the leader!).  There are quite a few stiles, mainly in the first half of the walk, many of them very secure stone-built ones.  A couple of double wooden ones are a bit rough underfoot.


Leaving the main car park we climb cross fields to the A595 road, which we follow north-eastwards for about 700 metres before descending through more fields towards the village of Redmain.  It will probably be a little muddy where we cross the line of the enormous new water pipeline.  Ahead and to the right we should have good views of lovely little Binsey, the most northerly of the Lake District fells. Worry ye not, we're not going that far!


The following section of the walk is a mixture of quiet roads, fields and woodland, passing the Elizabethan Grange and pele tower of Isel Hall, until we reach the charming Norman church of St Michael, Isel,  described by John Betjeman as 'a perfect English harmony of man and nature'.  This is a likely lunch spot.


Crossing the River Derwent, a short, steepish section of road leads us to the long, gentle climb through Setmurthy Plantation, emerging from which we begin the long descent to Cockermouth and its selection of watering holes.
















After leaving the coach at Castle Inn we will walk down the road past the entrance of Armathwaite Hall and join the Allerdale Ramble as it skirts around the edge of The Lake District Wildlife Park and head west towards Isel. (On the day I recce'd the walk I saw zebra, coypu, ostrich and an unidentifiable breed of cattle - all on the other side of the fence!!!!!!)


We may be able to join the 'B' party for lunch at Isel Church before a short (not steep) climb, mainly on tarmac, to Redmain.


From Redmain we follow a south westerly footpath to the A595 before the final descent into Cockermouth.


Health Warning ⚠️ 


The effort.


(I) It will be wet and muddy underfoot in places.


(I) There are a number of stiles.


If the weather is good the views of the North Western fells and the Solway are well worth it.


Graham 🔔 















Thursday 6th December 2018


Thursday Night Dinner

Ruen Thai Restaurant: 4 Crosby Street


Contact: John McKay

01228 530306

Sunday 9th December

Coach Walk (Cockermouth)

Rosehill: 8.50am Sands: 9.00am

Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

affiliated to hfholidays


The weather forecast for Wednesday is not good with heavy rain ☔️ and possible snow on the tops.
I still intend to walk but may decide to alter the route away from High Rigg and Low Rigg and do a circular along the valley bottom.
We will still end up at Low Bridge Farm for Christmas 🎄 tea.
Bring your water 💦 proofs!!!!!!!!!!
Graham 🔔