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.

  • 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- see "how to stay safe" and enjoy the fells.
We arrange car sharing wherever possible.

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.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Sep 24th B+: Riggindale Crag, High Street & Kidsty Pike from Haweswater. 11km (7 miles), 770m (2500ft). Park at Mardale Head NY468107. Mike & Frances Green
Tue Sep 24th C: Sunken Kirk Stone Circle - Duddon Bridge Ironworks, Thwaite Yeat, Windy Slack, Fenwick, Swinside, Sunken Kirk Stone Circle, Cragg Hall, Standing Stones. 10.5km (6.5 miles), 250m (850ft). Park in lay-by at Duddon Bridge SD197883. Brian James
Thu Oct 3rd B: Dow Crag (via Brown Pike and Buck Pike) & Coniston Old Man (optional Blind Tarn). 12km (7.5 miles), 740m (2400ft). Park Walna Road Car Park SD289970. Roy & Margaret Gambie
Mon Oct 7th
→Fri Oct 11th
WALKING GROUP IN NORTH WALES
Tue Oct 15th B: Blencathra via Hall’s Fell Ridge. 9km (5.5 miles), 650m (2150ft). Park in layby on A66 just before Scales NY339267. NB - steep ascent and a bit scrambly towards the top. Carolyn Bradley
Tue Oct 22nd B: Seathwaite & Duddon Valley. 12km (7.5miles), 500m (1650ft). Park at Seathwaite Village Hall (£2 donation) SD229962 (100m from Newfield Inn LA20 6ED). Mike & Frances Green
Tue Oct 22nd C: Seathwaite & Duddon Valley 9.5km (6 miles), 300m (1000ft). Park at Seathwaite Village Hall (£2 donation) SD229962 (100m from Newfield Inn LA20 6ED). Mike & Frances Green
Tue Oct 29th B: Loweswater Round - Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell. 13.5km (8.5 miles), 700m (2300ft). Park at NT Maggie's Bridge NY134210. Chris Traynier
Tue Nov 5th Visit to the Langdale & Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) at their HQ on Lake Road, Ambleside at 10am.
We will have the opportunity to learn about the best procedure for calling out Mountain Rescue in an emergency as well as seeing around their control room to learn about their response to a callout.
Numbers are limited to 20 so please book a place by contacting Nigel Nixon. If you come by car you cannot park in their private parking space but there is normally some roadside space in Fisherbeck Park.

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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