Through the gate at the back of the car park we track across a field to meet the path from the Patterdale Hotel. We follow the wall up onto Arnison Crag, the short climb being rewarded with some amazing views and time for a quick coffee break. We drop back down to pick up the wall again which we follow through Trough Head and up onto Birks. We briefly pick up the main path to St Sunday Crag before veering off to Gavel Pike, because you might as well whilst you’re up there, and hopefully less busy for a lunch stop. We then head off across to St Sunday crag before dropping down to Deepdale Hause and Grisedale Tarn (another pit stop). We then amble back along the valley straight to the cars.
Looking forward to having your company again.
WALKS ARE BACK
From Monday 29th March 2021 it will be possible to resume walks
Organised sport and physical activity, which include Ramblers group walks, can resume from the 29 March, and are exempt from legal gathering limits, no limit to the number on a walk.
Car sharing will be possible from the 17th May and if all goes according to plan Thursday evening walks will resume on the 24th June. We hope to have our first coach walk on the 27th June
If anyone wants to lead a walk from the 29th March onwards
Over farmland, then cross the River Lyne via a (steel) rope bridge - similar to the one on the Kirk Andrews on Esk walk but narrower. Tad of quiet road walking. Stop for lunch where the Black and White Lyne rivers meet. Footpaths and stiles back to the “Swing” bridge, village hall and cars. Remote, unspoilt local farmland.
Tuesday 27th April 2021
5 Miles Grade 4
Leader: Peter Flynn
Start: Carlisle Railway Station 10.00am
Meet at Carlisle Station 10am for the train to Maryport. To the town centre, and along the coastal path, following, for a short distance, Hadrian’s cycle route. (Never knew he had a bike!) Back along the old coastal path from the small car park, keeping to the very edge of the golf course. Stunning views, and the possibility of excellent fish and chips on a take away basis. Tickets are £8.10 or £5.40 with a railcard. Flat walk, 5 miles with the option of extending it if it is a nice day.
Sunday 18th April 2021
Bassenthwaite Osprey Walk
7.5 Miles Grade 3
Leader: Ian Rowley
Start: GR 233291 10.00am
Walk will depart 10.00 from the lane that signed for Scarness and St Bega’s Church (GR233291) off the A592 where there is plenty of parking.
From here we’ll follow the lane to the lakeside rounding Scarness bay and then Bowness Bay before heading across fields to the ancient St. Bega’s church that sits right on the side of the lake.
After walking round the edge of Mirehouse gardens we’ll cross the A591 to enter Dodd Wood (toilets here). We’ll then take zig-zag tracks climbing through woodland past the RSPB Osprey viewing point and on to the top of Dodd fell at 1650 ft.
The last bit to the summit is optional. Although modest in height it is a fine viewpoint. From here it’s an easy return to the Dodd Wood car park and a further mile or so back to the cars.
Sunday 2nd May 2021
Dent to Ribblehead
10 Miles Grade 3
Leader: Ian Rowley
Start: Carlisle Railway Station 9.15am
I am going to do a walk on Sunday May 2 from Dent station to Ribblehead using the Carlisle Settle line. I 'd be happy to lead this as a club walk although i won't have recce'd it beforehand.
The Train times are 9.25 from Carlisle arr. Dent 10.49 returning from Ribblehead at 15:43 and arr Carlisle 17.08. The walk is aprox 10 miles (probably call it a B walk grade 3) so there would be about 5 hours to complete the walk - hopefully with time for a pint at the end of the walk. The return would mean that you'd get to ride over the viaduct after walking under it.
Tickets are limited as there are seating restrictions on the train. I think you have to book a ticket in advance.
The price for a return to Ribblehead is £16.60 so not cheap but it makes a good day out. (we have a two together railcard which reduces the price by a third).
If you want to post this on the website you can say if anyone wishes to they can phone me to discuss. Otherwise it will just be a matter of meeting up at the station on the 2nd ( rain or shine!)