Ambleside & District

Social Walking B & C

Coordinators: Nigel Nixon and Chris Traynier; D walks Carolyn Rayner
Group web page editor is Ania Czarnienka.

We walk regularly on Tuesdays except for the first Tuesday of the month when some members attend Natural History meetings. When there is a Natural History meeting, we walk on Thursday instead. The list of planned walks is at the bottom of the page. If you would like information about the walking programme please contact one of the coordinators.

We meet at 09.45 for a prompt start at 10.00 except from November to January when we meet for a prompt start at 9:30.

  • B walks have up to 800m (2,600 feet) of climbing and are up to 16km (10 miles), taken at a good pace. Between April and October we use the longer days to include some more demanding walks.
  • C walks have up to 300m (975 feet) of climbing and are usually about 8-12km (5-7.5 miles).
Grizedale Forest March 2016 Thirlmere from Watson What a view!  Scafell June 2016

Any U3A member or guest is welcome to join a walk but all participants do so at their own risk. We walk on rough tracks on the Lakeland fells and a reasonable level of fitness is required. All walkers are expected to be well equipped with good waterproofs and strong footwear. We arrange car sharing wherever possible.

For safety advice see how to stay safe and, in more detail, the Adventure Smart web site. The latter (at the tab "How and when to get help") tells you how to preregister your phone with the emergency services to enable you to send a text for help if the mobile signal is not strong enough for voice communication.

Ambleside & District members should telephone the walk leader shown in the Newsletter by 7pm on the day before if they are planning to walk. Non-members should contact the Secretary via the contact link at the top of this page.

All walks below from November to January inclusive meet in time for a 9:30 start.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Dec 5th B: Souther Fell, Bannerdale Crags & Bowscale Fell. Start Mungrisedale Village Hall NY364303. 12km 650m. Nigel Nixon
Tue Dec 10th B: Silver How, Great Castle How, Blea Rigg, Easedale Tarn. Start Grasmere Garden Centre NY335074. 11.5km 600m. Mike Green
Tue Dec 10th C: Easedale Tarn, returning via Far Easedale. Start Grasmere Garden Centre NY335074. 7.7km 260m. Frances Green
Tue Dec 17th B: Nibthwaite Round to Top O’Selside. Start Water Yeat SD289891. 9km 350m. Helen Jones
Thu Jan 2nd 2020 B: Greenburn Valley and Steel Fell (using car transfer). Start Grasmere layby NY327117. 10km 500m. Chris Traynier
Thu Jan 9th 2020 B: Hawkrigg from Tilberthwaite. Start Tilberthwaite NY306011. 9km 500m. Barbara Crompton
Thu Jan 9th 2020 C: High Rigg circuit - St. John’s in the Vale. Start Legburthwaite NY319195. 9.5km 250m. Brian James
Tue Jan 14th 2020 B: Place Fell via The Knight, Nettleslack and Boredale Hause. Start Patterdale - Old Schoolhouse NY394161. 10.5km 730m. Carolyn Bradley
Tue Jan 14th 2020 C: Disused Reservoir, Torver, Hoathwaite Farm, Cumbria Way. Start Small lay-by to N. of A5084 SD287927. 9.5km 100m. Alan Simmons
Tue Jan 21st 2020 B: Langdales: Loft Pike, Pike O’Stickle, Harrison Stickle, Pavey Ark. Start New Dungeon Ghyll NY296064. 10km 650m. Elizabeth Moreton
Tue Jan 28th 2020 B: Sheffield Pike via Glenridding Dodd & Heron Ridge. Start Glencoyne Bridge NT car park. NY388188. 11km 750m. Nigel Nixon
Tue Jan 28th 2020 C: Gowbarrow from Aira Force. Start Dockray Road NY397205. 8km 200m. Peter Bradley

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Art and Handicrafts Bridge at Marchesi
Bridge at Skelwith Bridge Climbing and Scrambling
Crosswords Cultural History
Discussion French Conversation
Gardens Geology
High Fells & Scrambles Holidays
Learning Spanish Together Local History
Mah-jong & Rummikub Music
Natural History Photography
Play Reading Pub Lunches
Reading Science & Technology
Social Walking B & C Social Walking D
Spanish Conversation Table Tennis
Theatre/Concert Writing