Future Walks

 Our next walk is at Ambleside on March 3rd 2019 

Ambleside was historically within the county of Westmorland, it is situated at the head of Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. The town is within the Lake District National Park.

‘Steamers’ (in reality diesel-powered ferries) run to Bowness-on-Windermere and Lakeside offering fine views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Ambleside is a great base for hiking, and is a good starting point for the Fairfield horseshoe, a hillwalking ridge hike.

Near the car park you’ll find Bridge House that was built over Stock Ghyll more than 300 years ago, probably as a summer house and apple store for Ambleside Hall & has been used as a cobblers shop. It was purchased by local people in 1926 and given to the National Trust. Listed Grade I, the building is now used as an information centre for the National Trust,

 

Walk information 

‘A’ Party Leader  Tony Bain      

Distance  13.5 miles       Climbing   4821 ft        

Leaving the coach at Ambleside

We leave the coach at Waterhead Ambleside -making our way up Jenkin Crag & High Skelghyll to Town end and Troutbeck. From Troutbeck we head North-westerly along Nanny Lane to Wansfell then we head north following the wall to Kirkstone pass A592 then up and over Red Screes to Scandale pass back to Ambleside for refreshments

 

 

‘B+’ Party Leader    Val Walmsley    

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Leaving the coach at 

Walk details will be available on the day

 

 

‘B’ Party Leaders    Daphne Fell      

Distance  9 miles          Climbing  700-800ft             

Leaving the coach at Ambleside

We start the walk through Rothay park via a school and church We go over the bridge, turn right and follow it to Pelter Bridge. Here we pass the bridge and keep the river on our right. Follow a narrowing lane to Rydal Water and after a short steep climb go onward to Grasmere. We pass the church where Wordsworth is buried and then cross the road to pass near “Wordsworth Cottage”. We are now on the opposite side of the valley and walk back along “Wordsworths favourite”.  We head for Pelter Bridge and back into Ambleside for refreshments and a catch up with our fellow walkers.

 

‘C’ Party Leaders    Annie Walsh  

Distance  6 miles            Climbing  300ft        

Leaving the coach at Ambleside

After refreshments in Ambleside we head out through Rothay Park and take the quiet Underloughrigg Rd north beside the River Rothay. Near Rydal we turn east to pass Rydal Water and enjoy a view of Grasmere. Crossing the River northwards we find a foot path beside the White Moss Common car park and climb to the “Coffin Rd” which brings us back to Rydal (hoping to see daffodils). From there, a footpath brings us through Rydal Park and down to the main road close to Ambleside.