7th July 2019

Coach Trip to Keswick 

After a rendezvous at Tebay Services on the M6 we will continue on towards Keswick. It is important for safety reasons that  independent walkers leave details of your names and routes, and a mobile telephone number if possible,  with the courier on your coach.  

A Walk            No walk Leader not available  

B Walk             Leader    Tony Culverhouse            9 miles            Moderate

From Keswick we head for the lake jetty to enter Cockshott Wood. We carry on eastwards to climb Castlehead Summit – for views over the lake – before joining a road which soon becomes a gently rising track. We then descend through the National Trust’s Great Wood (home to red squirrels), then head south, crossing Cat Gill and entering open countryside below Falcon Crags, climbing steadily to the famous Ashness Bridge. We then descend to a path adjacent to the Borrowdale Road and the Ladore Falls. A rising path brings us to a road which we follow north passing Surprise View and recrossing our outward route to AshnessBridge. We cross the Borrowdale Road and follow the lakeside path back to Keswick. Some moderate uphills, but nothing too difficult.


C Walk         Leader    Barbara Sharples 7.5 Mile First part mod/strenuous. Second half very easy.

Walla Crag above Derwentwater.  At the foot of Borrowdale the highlight of this walk is the staggering view from the heights of Walla Crag where a rest stop will be taken to enjoy the superb views along the length of the 3-mile lake - west across to Cat Bells and beyond, southwest to Great Gable and north to Skiddaw and Blencathra.  On route we will enjoy woods, open fell and the lakeside.  We will start from the coach car park and make our way through Springs Wood, following the stream up to a wooden footbridge, to join the lane at Rakefoot.   We will be on good paths and tracks but this walk does include uphill grassy slopes, a steep ascent and descent with a few stiles plus short rocky sections.  Following the rest stop at the polished rock cap of Walla Crag we will make a gradual descent down open fellside to Ashness Bridge and our lunch stop.  Bring your cameras as the view from here towards Skiddaw is magnificent.  After lunch we have an easy low-level but interesting walk along the lakeshore back to Keswick or you could catch the ferry back!

D Walk         Leader    Michael Bates​7 miles​   Easy

This is a superb walk through part of the delightful Newlands Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery.

We leave Keswick making our way to the village of Portinscale, then through pleasant pastures before eventually arriving at Newlands Beck.  We then follow the beck for over a mile prior to walking towards the foot of Cat Bells (but we don’t climb it!).  From here we turn northwards walking through attractive woodland before catching sight of Derwentwater at Nichol End jetty.  We then make the short journey along the road into Portinscale prior to returning to Keswick. The walk is mainly on excellent paths, tracks and roads.  It is virtually on the level, except about half way through the walk there is a slight incline for a way which becomes a bit steeper for the final 100 yards. There are no stiles.



Pick up time for return journey.   Returning Home:  6.00 pm fromthe coach  park in Keswick

Morning (Outward) Pick-Up Points

Blackburn Coach

08:00     Darwen : Boots Duckworth St

08:05     Darwen : Lynwood Avenue

08:10     Ewood : Empire Theatre

08:15     Blackburn : Penny Street

08:20     Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog

08:25     Oswaldtwistle : The Civic Theatre

08:35     Accrington : Whalley Rd, Kwik Fit

08:40     Accrington : Victoria Hospital

08:45     Clayton : Hare and Hounds

08:50     Harwood : Nightingales Garage

09:00     Whalley : King Street

09:10     Clitheroe : York Street

Burnley Coach

08:15     Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road

08:20     Colne : Crown Hotel

08:20     Colne : Library

08:25     Colne : Alkincoates

08:30     Barrowford : Heritage Centre

08:40     Nelson : Bus Station

08:45     Brierfield : Town Hall

08:50     Burnley : Brennard Street

08:55     Burnley : Bus Station

08:55     Burnley : Tim Bobbin

09:00     Padiham : Whitegates

09:05     Padiham : Town Hall

09:10     Clayton : Hare and Hounds


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