Forthcoming Walks

Forthcoming Walks & Events

Car Sharing Allowed

It would be nice to see walks back to normal,

starting from the sands at the usual time

with car sharing.

If you are willing to give someone a lift

Please let me know

John McKay

ramblingclubjohn@aol.com

 

The meeting point at the Sands is the entrance to

the main car park,

where the coach picks us up

Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

affiliated to hfholidays

Sunday 24th October 2021

A Walk

Martindale Deer Rut Walk

8 Miles Grade 2

Leader: Pete Rutland

Start: Sands 9.00am

 

As usual for this annual pilgrimage we will park at the Church at Martindale.(free parking). We cross the bridge taking the path around  Winter Crag and onto the path taking us all the way along the ridge of Beda Fell. The ridge line is undulating with a pull up onto Beda Head. Last year we also took in Rest Dodd, so as an alternative we will do Angle Tarn Pikes this time around. We then head for Angle Tarn and the path which drops us back down the valley behind Heck Crag. This takes us all the way back down the valley until we pick up the road and back to the cars.
Deer spotting. Ive been in this area dozens of times and never failed to spot the Red Deer.(always a first time). We may come across the deer just about anywhere on the walk once we have gone a bit down the Beda Fell ridge. The likely hood is we will hear the Stags calling long before we see them. Probably the best spot to see them is usually on the second half of the walk from Heck Crag where they seem to gravitate more to that side of the valley. You have to be very lucky to see an actual scrap, its more often a case of one stag chasing after another as it gets the message and legs it. But its always great to see them.
This is a moderate/easy A walk on good paths. There is one stretch coming down from Heck Crag where the path is rugged and requires a bit of care but is no great problem. There is nothing very steep and what is, is short and sweet. There are great views on much of this walk in particular around Angle Tarn Pikes and my favourite Lakeland Tarn, Angle Tarn. Good weather guarantees a great day out. I have also seen peregrines on two occasions and had a very rare sighting of a Red Kite, so there is plenty to keep an eye out for. Binos are a good idea.

Be there or be Square.

Pete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 7th November 2021

A Walk

Bleaberry Fell-High Seat-Tove

8 Miles Grade 2

Leader: Pete Rutland

Start: Sands 9.00am

 

This is a Winter A walk and as such is not that hard. We will park at the National Trust Car Park at Ashness bridge. NT card holders free otherwise £7.50 for the day. We go over Ashness bridge and take the path up the side of the fell for a short distance before taking the path heading toward Walla Crag. This is a great path giving splendid views down the valley over Derwentwater and onto Bass Lake. As we get past Falcon Crag we cut back on ourselves and take the path for Bleaberry Fell. There is a shelter here so we might have a quick stop before heading to High Seat, the highest point of the day at just under 2000ft. We carry on to High Tove then drop down to Watendlath. The path down giving great views over this Lakeland gem. Its then a lovely walk back alongside Watendlath Beck to the start point via Surprise view.
The bug bare of this walk, in particular in winter is what can only be described as the Grimpen Mire. That is the area between High Seat and High Tove is a virtual bog after even the slightest bit of rain. This is no longer the case. A splendid slab path now covers most of the area between these two points and makes it less likely that we will see some of our fellow walkers slowly sinking to a grim death as they are sucked away forever. There are still some damp areas but nothing to deter CADFs. Good paths, nothing that steep up or down, so all in all a good day out.

Be there or be Square.

Pete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday 19th October 2021

Mealsgate to Aspatria

6 Miles Grade 4

Leader: Graham Bell

Start: Sands 9.00am

 

We will catch the 9:33 am Keswick bus from The Market, West Tower Street arriving in Mealsgate at 10:16 am.
 
From Mealsgate we will visit Allhallows Old Church, and Harbey Brow Pele Tower where there will be an opportunity to climb up to the top of the tower at your own risk.
 
We then follow the River Ellen to Blennerhasset an early 20th century model village created by Sir Wilfred Lawson of nearby Brayton Hall.
 
We then join the track of the former Mealsgate to Aspatria railway which we follow to Aspatria.
 
There is an hourly bus service from Aspatria for our return to Carlisle.
 
Graham 🔔
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday 20th October 2021

Melbreak

7 Miles Grade 2

Leaders: Judith & Sue

Start: Sands 9.00am

 

We will park at the Kirkstone Inn for 10.30. Car sharing much preferred as parking is a bit tight.  This will be a really slow and steady walk as it starts with quite a steep but short scree path which leads on to a heathery slope.  Hoping for good weather as the views looking toward Crummock and Buttermere are spectacular. Upward and onwards to the North top then along the broad plateau to the South top. Elevation is 1676 ft. Then down a nice path toward Scale Force and then along the side of Crummock Water and refreshments at the Inn.
 
Judith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To attend a coach walk

you must have received at least one doze of

Covid Vaccine & Face Masks must be worn

Tuesday 26th October 2021

Sanquar

? Miles Grade ?

Leader: Peter Flynn

Start: TBA

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 27th October 2021

TBA

? Miles Grade ?

Leader: Judy Cherrie

Start: Sands 9.15am

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 31st October 2021

Coach Walk

Caldbeck

Start: Rosehill 8.50am - Sands 9.00am

 

 

A Walk

Fellside to Caldbeck

9 Miles Grade 2

Leader: Ian Rowley

 

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B Walk

Caldbeck & Hesket Newmarket

8 Miles Grade 3

Leader: Graham Bell

 

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C Walk

TBA

6 Miles Grade 4

Leader: John McKay

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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