Forthcoming Walks & Events

Forthcoming Walks & Events

Sunday 28th April 2024

Coach Walk

Keswick 

Start: Rosehill 8.50am - Sands  9.00am

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Walk A

Blencathra via Sharp Edge (With Alternative)

9 Miles Grade 1scr

Leader: Pete Rutland

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Walk B

Threlkeld to Keswick

8 Miles Grade 3

Leader: Ian Rowley

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Walk C

Threlkeld - Keswick Rail Trail

6 Miles Grade 4

Leader: Stephen Parker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 9th June 2024

Walk A

Fellbarrow & Low Fell Circular

Leaders: Astrid & Brendan Carrs 

Start: Sands 9.00

 

Parking at the Kirkstile Inn car park (we could have a drink/ snack when we get back) ๐Ÿ˜‰
There is a short road walk to Foulsyke woods, (when we visited there was tree felling and mud, but hopefully this will be cleared by June).
A short walk through woodland, followed by a gradual climb with lovely views of the Lorton valley. After walking a couple of miles the path steepens and we eventually summit our first wainwright of the day, grassy Fellbarrow (416m).  A few up's and down's take us past a couple of birketts and over a couple of stiles, leading to the next wainwright of Low Fell (423m).
If the weather is good and not too windy this will be a nice spot for lunch.
It's pretty much all downhill from here, with one steep decent to crabtree beck that may ache the knees a little, but otherwise the rest of the decent is gentle. Nice views on the way down of Crummock water and Loweswater. If it was windy up top, there is a peaceful, scenic spot to stop for a break with views of the forest and Loweswater. We will then descend the rest of the way towards Loweswater and there is about a mile of road walking back to the cars/ pub.
 
Hoping for dryer weather and clearer views this time.
Let's have a canny day with the lads n' lasses ๐Ÿ˜‰
 
Astrid and Brenden Carss.      07871790861.
 
 

Sunday 2nd June 2024

Walk A

Green Crag - Harter Fell

Leaders: Pete Rutland

Start: Sands 8.30am

 

We park at a small car park that sits about 2 miles South from the end of where Wrynose pass turns into Hardnott Pass. At this point there is a left turn that follows the River Duddon to the car park. As I remember its a free spot but have some coin ready just in case.
We go west through the forestry on good tracks until we find the open ground that takes us across to Green Crag. (489M). We then head over toward Harter Fell.(not to be confused with the Harter Fell at Mardale). This is the only bit of steep climbing all day as Green Crag is only a small lump. The summit of Harter Fell is 653m so not a big climb.
Harter Fell is a great summit that gives great views. You can look right down onto the Roman Fort at Hardnott. There are lots of little interesting scrambly
bits you can practise on if you like or just enjoy the view. We head down via Dropping Crag and back through the woods.
Not a long walk but a longish drive to get there. I think its worth doing for the drive alone along Wrynose. I just hope thereโ€™s not just me that thinks that or we might be lacking in cars. Driving along the pass is sometimes narrow but you just take your time and its all good, so dont be put off. This is an easy grade 1 on paths and forestry tracks. No scrambling.Two Wainwrights that are some what out of the way so a chance to bag them
A different and special place to visit.
 
Be there or be square.
Pete
 

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Wednesday 1st May 2024

Barbon Low Fell

8.5 Miles Grade 3

Leader: Ian Rowley

Start: Sands 9.15am

 

 

 

 

Sunday 5th May 2024

Walk A

Coledale Round

? Miles Grade 1

Leader: Ann McIntosh

Start: Sands 9.00am

 

TBA

 

 

Sunday 5th May 2024

Walk B

Armathwaite Circular

7 Miles Grade 4

Leader: Roger Tringham

Start: Sands 9.00am

 

This walk has stunning views (weather permitting) across the Eden Valley towards the Lake District, without too much up and down as well as a walk close to the river Eden. Hopefully we will find Llamas near Townfoot, and the bluebells in Armathwaite woods will still be in flower.

 

Meet at tbe Sands as usual at 9 am or if going directly to Armathwaite, park on the bridge by 9.20 am. We walk initially on the East side of the river travelling North. We then cross the fields to the west towards Towngate where we turn North to Townfoot. We now have some road walking on quiet roads, initially to High Northsceugh and then to Street House, eventually arriving at the hamlet of Dale from where we follow the footpath across

fields to Ruckcroft. From here we follow the footpath across fields to Longdales where we enter Armathwaite woods and follow paths back

to the starting point on the bridge.

 

Roger

 

 

 

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WALK CANCELLED

Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

affiliated to hfholidays

Wednesday 8th May 2024
Allonby and Maryport
9 miles,  Grade 3
Leader:  Paul Clarke
Tel: 07754 225074
Start: Sands 09.15


The walk starts at 10.00 from the car park near the graveyard of Christ's Church at Allonby. OS Map ref: NY 079423.
Please call/text if you travel direct; I will wait for you. If you reach Allonby by coming cross country (best route), turn left on to the coast road on arrival.
There will be no boggy fields to traverse on this walk. All pathways are good throughout. We will be mostly using part of the King Charles III England Coast Path with stunning views across the Solway Firth.
On route we will pass Mileforlet 21 (on Swarthy Hill) which is part of the coastal defence system that connected to Hadrian's wall. Further along we encounter Maryport Golf Club, do keep an eye out for anyone on their 'Drive' shot, sometimes across our path. As we approach Maryport itself we

may spot somewhere suitable to eat our sandwiches.

The next objective is to climb the cliff, hopefully finding some suitable steps to our left. We will then skirt round the Senhouse Roman Museum and

head inland, eventually returning via the golf club.
Afterwards we will go to Jack's Surf Bar in Allonby, (300m north of our car park) for tea, scones/cake etc.


Paul

 

 

 

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To get to Barbon take M6 to Jct 37.  Then take A684 towards Sedbergh.Just before Sedbergh turn left onto A683 for approx 7 miles & look for turning on the left just after crossing Hodge Bridge. 

  Parking for this walk is in the village hall (donation for parking) which is opposite the Churchmouse tearoom and deli.

From the village we take a woodland path through the Barbon Manor Estate entering Barbondale and crossing the beck at Blindbeck bridge. We then take a rising moorland track  before reaching the caving centre at Bullpot Farm. We follow a minor road for a short distance leaving it to make the short climb onto Brownthwaite Pike, our lunch stop. From here we drop down to an ancient drovers track with some not so ancient  stone structures to puzzle over. We then make a gentle descent across fields to the village and the aforementioned Churchmouse Tea room.
Most of the walk is on good paths though it goes without saying that it's likely to be wet underfoot in places.The uphill sections are relatively gentle
 
Ian