Forthcoming Walks & Events

Forthcoming Walks & Events


Sunday 28th July  2024

Walk B

Hadrian's Wall - Steel Rigg - Housesteads Circular

8 Miles Grade 2/3

Leader: Astrid Carrs


Start: Sands 9.00am







Parking at The Sill (NE47 7AN), £5 for all day. We will cross the military road and make our way up to Steel Rigg, to a short, steep rocky ascent. We will follow Hadrian's wall, built in 122 AD, which is a stone and grass path/ track of undulating hills. This is a scenic and well preserved area, where remains of turrets and forts can still be found.
We will have a banana break at the famous sycamore gap, and the remains of the 'Robin Hood tree', criminally felled last year. 
From the wall  you can see Housesteads Roman fort, which is one of the best preserved forts on the wall and was occupied for almost 300 years. We could nip down to the museum which has some gifts and refreshments if anyone wants to.
We will find somewhere nice along the way to have lunch. After lunch we make our way a little further along the wall to King's hill (951ft), where we cross over a stile and make our back back via a path north of the wall. The return journey takes us on a flatter route, with a different perspective of the wall. Taking in views of the surrounding lakes (loughs), crags and woodland. We will encounter livestock, a few stiles and it could be boggy in places. But as it is off the beaten track, the views and tranquility make it worthwhile.
A scenic walk full of history in my home county of Northumberland. Refreshments and icecream are available afterwards at the Sill cafe where we parked. Or the twice brewed pub is good if anyone prefers.



Sunday 21st July 2024

Coach Ramble

 Grange Over Sands

Start: Rosehill 8.50am - Sands 9.00am



Walk A

Whitbarrow Scar

8 Miles Grade 2/3

Leader: Malcolm Iredale



Walk B

Hampsfell Hospice & Cartmell

9 Miles Grade 3

Leader: Graham Bell



Walk C

Lindale Circular

6.5 Miles Grade 4

Leader: Sharron Murray















Club members are also welcome to join the coach for a day out in Grange-over-Sands if they don't wish to join any of the walks.


Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

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Thursday 18th July 2024

Evening Walk

Dalston Area

3 Miles Grade 4


The Bridge End Dalston

01228 710161

Sands: 6.00pm - Bridge End 6.30pm


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by Wednesday if possible

















Wednesday 17th July 2024

Thursby-Cumdivock-Chalkfort Quarry-Curthwaite

6 Miles Grade 3

Leader: Elizabeth Allnutt

Start: Sands 9.30am - Thursby Village Green 10.00am









Park in Thursby village round The Green. This is a shortish, easy walk at a slow pace through fields and woods with some road walking. The quarry is deep and shady and tree-filled with a beck long the bottom. Some of the paths are not walked frequently and trousers and long sleeves are advised. Minimal mud. Tea at Orton Grange.   



Tuesday 16th July 2024


4 miles - grade 4
Leader: Peter Flynn
Start: Railway Station 10am
Catch the 10.16am train to Edinburgh.
From the railway station we walk up to the Castle then down the Royal Mile, passing St Giles’ Cathedral, where we can spend an hour or so shopping.
We will then look for a suitable place for something to eat before going back to the station and returning to Carlisle 









From 19th - 29th July 2024

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