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).
Walking in 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 May 28th B+ Hindscarth & Dale Head from Littletown. 12km (7.5 miles), 780m (2550ft). Park at Chapel Bridge NY231194. Honesty Box. Barbara Crompton
Mon Jun 3rd B & C Walks Planning Meeting 14:00 at Chris Traynier's. Walk offers by email to Nigel Nixon please.
Thu Jun 6th B+: Coledale Horseshoe - Causey Pike, Hopegill Head, Grisedale Pike. 13km (8 miles), 1110m (3600ft). Park at Uzzicar NY232217, end Braithwaite (2 cars). Mike & Frances Green
Tue Jun 11th B: Barf, Lords Seat, Broom Fell & Graystones. 13.5km (8.5 miles), 350m (1150ft). From Spout Force car park NY182255. Elizabeth Moreton
Tue Jun 11th C: Arnside. 10km (6 miles), little height gain. Park in lay-by on left just beyond level crossing SD465781. Jane Pilgrim
Tue Jun 18th B: Beda Fell & Angle Tarn. 13km (8 miles), 500m (1625ft). 09.45 ferry from Glenridding Pier. Barbara Crompton
Tue Jun 25th B+: Skiddaw & Skiddaw Little Man. 17km (10.5 miles), 890m (2900ft). Park at Gale Gill CP NY281254. Katherine Angus
Tue Jun 25th C: Slater Bridge, Cathedral Cavern & Colwith Force. 10km (6 miles), 300m (1000ft). From Elterwater NT CP, NY329047. Helen Jones
Thu Jul 4th B: Crinkle Crags & Cold Pike. 8.5km (5.5 miles), 550m (1800ft). Park near Three Shires Stone (top of Wrynose Pass) NY277027. Mike & Frances Green
Thu Jul 4th B+: Scafell Pike via Esk Hause & Corridor Route. 16km (10 miles), 1200m (3900ft). From Seathwaite NY235122. Chris Traynier
Tue Jul 9th C: Pooley Bridge & Aira Force via Ullswater Way. 11.5km (7 miles), 200m (650ft). Park at Aira Force NT CP NY401200 & catch 508 bus to Pooley Bridge (time tba). Sue Dawes
Tue Jul 16th B: Eagle Crag, Sergeant Crag & Ullscarf with some scrambling up to Eagle Crag and steep descent from Dock Tarn. 12km (7.5 miles), 780m (2500ft). Park at Stonethwaite NY263137. Nigel Nixon
Tue Jul 23rd B+: Helvellyn & Raise. 12km (7.5 miles), 800m (2600ft). Park in lay-by on east side of A591 just north of Swirls NY316173. Carolyn Bradley
Tue Jul 23rd C: Clawthorpe Fell, Lancelot Clark Storth & Uberash Breast Cairns. 10km (6 miles), 260m (850ft). Park on roadside Holme village SD528783. Hanna Burke
Tue Jul 30th B: Dale Head, High Spy, Maiden Moor & Grange. 9km (5.5 miles), 540m (1750ft). Park Grange NY253174 & catch 77A bus to Honister Hause (time tba). Peter & Carolyn 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