FOOTLOOSE WALKS PROGRAMME

JANUARY to MARCH 2018

JANUARY 2018

Monday

1 January

10:30 am

WALK: Coniston Old Man

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate (dependant on weather)

START POINT: Coniston Tourist Information Centre SD 304 976

Anne Strange

Sunday

7 January

10:00 am

WALK: Loughrigg – from Ambleside.

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 7-8 miles

START POINT: meet outside Gaynors in Ambleside NY 377 045 – Plenty of Parking Options

Simon Hughes

Sunday

14 January

10:00 am

WALK: Greenodd Sands

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 8 miles

START POINT: Greenodd Village Hall SD 313 827

Claire Black & Norman French

Sunday

21 January

10:00 am

WALK: Bowness Ramble

Loop from Bowness inc part Dales Way. Precise route and distance dependent on conditions.

Easy though mud and some uphill work inevitable.

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy 8 miles approx

START POINT: Bowness TIC on Glebe Road 

SD 401 967

Tony & Kathy Mayo

Sunday

28 January

10:00 am

WALK: Seathwaite (Dudden Valley), Wallowbarrow, Birks, Seathwaite Reservoir.

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 6 miles

START POINT: Seathwaite Church Hall SD  229  961

Jim Nicholson


FEBRUARY 2018

Sunday

4 February

10:00 am

WALK: Lingmoor – from Elterwater

GRADE/MILES ETC:  Moderate 8 Miles

START POINT: Meet outside Britannia Inn Elterwater.  National Trust Car Park of free parking North of Elterwater on road to Grasmere NY 328 048

Simon Hughes


Sunday

11 February

10:00 am

WALK: Grisedale/Tarn Hows Circuit.

Hawkshead, High Man (Grisedale forest), Lags Wood, Hill Fell Plantation, Tom Heights, Iron Keld, Knipe Fold, Hawkshead Hill, Hawkshead.

GRADE/MILES ETC: moderate 9 miles 1500ft ascent

START POINT: Hawkshead, in front of Kings Arms pub.   SD 353 982

Enid Cockshott & John Davies

Sunday

18 February

10:00 am

WALK: Cockley Beck, Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Levers Hause, Seathwaite Tarn, Pike How, Cockley Beck

Bad weather alternative Cockley Beck, Dunnerdale Forest return.

GRADE/MILES ETC:  Challenging 7.2 mls, Bad weather alternative – Moderate 8.7 miles

START POINT:  Cockley Beck junction with Wrynose, Hardknott Road.  NY 245 017

Derwent Donaldson

Sunday

25 February

10:00 am

WALK: Tour de Nibthwaite. High Nibthwaite, above Coniston Water, Top O Selside and back via Low Nibthwaite

GRADE/MILES ETC: Mostly easy, some modest ascents.  Approx 7-8 miles

START POINT:  Water Yeat Village Hall.  SD 288 892

Deb & Victor Middleton

 

MARCH 2018

Sunday

4 March

10:00 am

WALK: Stone Arthur, Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Grasmere
GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate to Hard Steep ascent from Grasmere
START POINT:  Meet on green opposite Heaton Cooper shop/museum – plenty of parking options
NY 337 076

Simon Hughes

Sunday

11 March

10:00 am

WALK: Circular from Broughton in Furness via Foxfield, Duddon Estuary, Chapels, Kirkby Park Woods, Woodland Hall and Thornthwaite Latter Rigg.

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 10 miles

START POINT: meet in Broughton Square

SD 213 876 – Suggest roadside parking on Foxfield Road just outside the village.

Paul Holroyd

Sunday

18 March

9:30 am

WALK: Wetherlam, Swirl How, Wet Side Edge

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate/Hard 8 miles 3300ft

START POINT: Tilberthwaite NY 306 010

John Doffegnies

Sunday

25 March

10:00 am

WALK:   (Pre-Crete get together) - Rusland Valley and Bouth

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy/Moderate 9 miles

START POINT: Manor House pub in Oxen Park

SD 318 872

Phil Walker