Walking - Roamers
Group Convener - Anna Nolan
The Roamers are a friendly and vibrant intermediate-level walking group undertaking rambles from five to 10 miles, with ascents rarely exceeding 2,000 feet. On offer is a varied programme of low-, medium- and higher-level walks (excluding the highest fells, though), taking in lesser-known Wainwrights as well as the outlying fells of Lakeland and beyond.
Walks take place fortnightly on Thursdays. If the weather forecast is particularly bad, a walk may take place on a different day or be re-scheduled for the following Thursday.
Since the group was formed in January 2014, we have enjoyed many interesting walks, including the circuits of Buttermere, Derwentwater and Ennerdale Water and of the following valleys: Ennerdale, Great Langdale, Grisedale, Little Langdale, Langstrath, Newlands, St John's in the Vale,Swindale and Woodland. We have also explored Far Easedale, Setmurthy Common, Elva Plain, Grizedale and Whinlatter Forests, Claife Heights and a section of the Dales Way as well as climbing Angletarn Pikes, Arnison Crag, Birks, Bleaberry Fell, Blea Rigg, Bonscale Pike, Brae Fell, Brock Crags, Buckbarrow, Calf Crag, Carrock Fell, Carron Crag, Catbells, Crag Fell, Dodd, Elva Hill, Fellbarrow, Gibson Knott, Glenridding Dodd, Great Calva, Great Cockup, Great Crag, Grey Crag, Grike, Hallin Fell, Harrop Pike, Haystacks, Helm Crag, Heughscar Hill, High Pike, High Rigg, High Seat, High Tove, High Spy, Holme Fell, two Knotts (one at the back of Skiddaw and another over Dunnerdale), Lank Rigg, Latrigg, Lingmoor Fell, Loadpot Hill, Longlands Fell, Loughrigg Fell, Meal Fell, Middle Fell, Nab Scar, Orrest Head, Pike O'Blisco, Raven Crag, Rossett Pike, Sale Fell, Sallows, Scout Scar, Seatallan, Seat How, Silver How, Sour Howes, Souther Fell, Steel Knotts, Tarn Crag (in Easedale and Longsleddale), Ullock Pike, Walla Crag, Wansfell, Watch Hill and Wether Hill.
Just as importantly, many group members have formed lasting friendships with like-minded lovers of nature.
All walks start at 09:30 (unless advised otherwise).
Attempting to tailor walks to the weather, the convener advises all Roamers of each forthcoming ramble by e-mail three days before it takes place (i.e. on a Monday). This is why no walks programme is published in advance. The e-mail gives a description of the route and an approximate length of the walk and, if any fells are to be climbed, their height. It also highlights any features with the potential for creating difficulties for some. It is up to individual members to ascertain if they feel they can cope with the demands of the walk as described. Additional information can always be requested from the convener, who will be very happy to provide it.
At the convener’s discretion, up to two well-behaved dogs may be allowed on any given walk – but only if they are kept on a short lead (so as not to trip walkers up) or have been trained to walk at heel (and do). This policy will be kept under review.
The lists of all the walks undertaken since March 2017, as well as brief reports thereon, can be accessed via LINKS on the right.
New members are most welcome. Please contact the convener on (017687) 71197 or by using the link on this page.
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