Forthcoming Walks

Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

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Forthcoming Walks & Events


Car Sharing Allowed

From Monday 17th May car sharing  will be possible.

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


Sunday 20th June 2021

A Walk

Haystacks from Honister via Blacksail Hut

7 Miles Grade ?

Leader: David Bulman

Start: Sands 8.30am

Honister Slate Mine 9.30am


Earlier start as car parks have been busy. If going direct to HSM there are 2 parks - National Trust or HSM. If not a NT member choose HSM as it is cheaper at £5.00 for the day. Meet up outside the cafe entrance. We start along the old tramway before then following Moses Trod for a while until we branch off right to drop down into the head of Ennerdale following Loft Beck. Hopefully we will be treated to the brilliant views of the North faces of the high fells that form the head of this wonderful valley - namely Gt Gable, Kirk Fell and Looking Stead onto Pillar. Once in the valley it is a short way to Blacksail Hut and our first stop. Then it's a climb up to Scarth Gap - not too far. Followed by the climb up onto Haystacks and our choice of the many grassy ledges for lunch. Then it's all downhill and into the cafe?



Sunday 20th June 2021

B Walk

Colvend Coastal Circular from Kippford

10 Miles Grade 2/3

Leader: Carol Telford

Start: Sands 8.30am

Car Park – Kippford Yacht Club -DG5 4LL

Grid reference OS Explorer Map313 - 836 553

This walk encompasses the very best offered on the Scottish Riviera, beautiful coastal villages with hidden histories, stunning woodland, an attractive rugged cliff top walk and spectacular views.

Leaving the car park, we walk down along the Urr Estuary.

Bearing left in the village we head uphill onto the” Jubilee Path towards Rockcliffe” (National Trust) At a meeting of paths in Mark Hill Forest (Forestry Commission) we may take a small detour on the Woodpecker Trail up to the Mote of Mark site of a Dark Ages 5th century trading fort with spectacular views over Rough Island and the Solway.

Returning to the junction we now follow the path for Dalbeattie Road (Core Path146) leading us out of the forest. Crossing over the A710 we follow a tarmac track leading onto farmland then onwards into the Dalbeattie Forest (one of the”7 Stanes”-world top class mountain biking centres). We will pass along the banks of Barean Loch and White Loch heading towards Colvend.

From Colvend we walk through the wood to Portling junction .

At the bottom of the lane where, we access the Coastal Footpath signposted to Rockcliffe and our return journey begins.

To reach the top of White Hill we now endure a steep climb. From White Hill the path meanders up and down the cliff tops along a clear well-trodden route.

Eventually Castle Hill Point comes into view. With a commanding position at the head of the Rough Firth, this is the site of an ancient Iron Age medieval fort. Set on a plinth is an engraved compass enabling identification a range of places very familiar to us.

From here we turn north and follow the footpath up the estuary towards the quiet coastal village of Rockcliffe.

The footpath to the left of the Public Toilets in Rockcliffe via woodland, cockle shell beaches and some quirky animal sculptures made of stone and drift wood brings us back to Kippford -hopefully in time for refreshments.






Car sharing is now possible but it looks like our first coach walk will now be 25th July

I hope that will be the case but we'll have to wait and see.

If anyone wants to lead a walk

let Ian Rowley (Walks Secretary) know

If any drivers are willing to car share, please let me know

John McKay







Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Ullock Pike

7 Miles Grade 2

Leader: Sue Greenwood

Start: Layby A591 - 9.45am

Ullock Pike,Long Side, Carl Side, Dodd Summit. About 7 miles,grade 2. Hills made easy by Sue: very steady pace. Park in the layby nearly opposite the first sign for Dodd Wood, coming from the Carlisle side on A591. The sign is soon after Ravenstone Manor Hotel. A bit steep in a few places but very exciting with marvellous (or atmospheric) views. Meet by the layby at 9.45am. Ring me about a lift.
Sue Greenwood
01228 596912