“Specially for Madge. Gelt Woods and Greenwell. Madge hasn’t been to Gelt Woods since she was meeting a lad there when she was 15!
The 685 Brampton Bus from Carlisle leaving 09.45 and ask for Hayton Lane End. I board at Tesco. By car - Park at Low Gelt Bridge about 10.00am
We walk to Middle Bridge/Greenwell/Black Moss/take a bit of road to Ring Gate/over Railway to Tow Top/turn right to Priests Wood/Quarry and back to Low Gelt Bridge. About 7 miles grade 3/4. Fab views and can give you a few ‘Did you knows”!
PARKING. As you approach Braithwaite from Keswick there is a right hand turn onto the old road from the Main Road. This is just before the left turn into the village. Plenty of free parking along the roadside. MEETING there at 10AM. Any problems you can contact me on 07534 358550.
We go up through the village to High Cloedale taking the route up Barrow Door, with Outside to our right and Barrow on the left. We drop down and take the path onto Causey Pike. A fine hill of 637 m with an interesting summit giving good views of the surrounding area. Might be lunch here.
All being well we will come down the front of Causey. There is a short section of very minor scrambling which will not be a problem unless you are on crutches. There are a couple of choices to get down from here but we will probably take the less steep route down on the North side of the fell. Its then a lovely walk along the road back to Braithwaite. Normally I would take the river side path from Stair but this is closed due to erosion. After walk tea and buns where available.
Only six miles, so no rush. Good paths with some great views.
We go south west from the car park for a couple of miles passing
Round How and we then turn north east for Dockray.
We pass through Dockray and a short distance later we find ourselves beginning the ascent of Gowbarrow Fell.
After leaving the trig point we head down to the shooting lodge
(probably lunch) and wind our way round the south side of Gowbarrow all the way to Aira Force where we will visit the waterfall
from there it's only a short way back to the car park
Not too strenuous , total ascent just over 1900ft
hopefully some great views along the way
and it will be done at a leisurely pace.
Refreshments at the end TBA
Walks & Events
Wednesday 12th August 2020
Linear bus walk, Petteril Valley, to Wreay Woods
7 Miles Grade 4
Leader: Elizabeth Allnutt
Start: Carlisle Bus Station 9.40am
Meet at the bus station for the 9:45am 104 bus to Penrith. We get off at Low Hesket and then hit the river and go up it (more or less) through Southwaite, Wreay and finish up in Wreay Woods. There is lots of going under and over the river and the main railway line. The energetic can walk back into town but I shall be getting the bus back from the Golden Fleece.
Mostly flattish with a longish bit of road walking in the middle as the intended footpath route from Birkthwaite is impassable. The start and end bits are good and there will be lots of “history and stuff”. Don’t forget your bus pass and facecovering!