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1st August 2021
Coach Trip to Grasmere

Grasmere - Nestling at the foot of some spectacular fells and with its own lake, this village has many shops, pubs and cafes. You can also visit Wordsworth's grave in the churchyard and buy the legendary Grasmere Gingerbread. 

B WALK  Leader Tony Culverhouse    8 miles     Strenuous

This is a walk of two halves – a steep strenuous climb on to the fells (good views of the Grasmere Valley) followed by a low-level section.  We take paths and lanes north from Grasmere to then start the climb up to Butter Crags and Alcorn Tarn (984ft).  We then descend steeply past Grey Crag down to the Coffin Road.  We continue south crossing the A591 to circle Rydal Water to the village of Rydal and Rydal Mount.  We then follow the Coffin Route west back to Grasmere.

C  WALK    Leader Michael Bates. 7.5 Miles Moderate

We leave the coach at Ambleside and having crossed Rothay Park start to climb Loughrigg.  This involves a longish climb but eventually we have a lovely view of Lake Windermere.  We then continue to Loughrigg Tarn which might be an ideal place to stop for lunch.  Further on we reach Loughrigg Terrace which affords amazing views over Grasmere.  We follow the hillside eventually descending towards the shores of Rydal Water and then doubling back along lower tracks towards Grasmere.  We follow the shore of the lake in the direction of the village the final stretch being along a country road.

D WALK   Leader Frank Mason      6-7 miles        Moderate

From the coach park at Grasmere we walk through the village and along Langdale Road down to the lake shore which we follow to the weir.  We follow the River Rothay through the woods to reach Rydal Water and eventually a road.  We take the path through Dora's Field and St Mary's Church.  Time permitting we can explore Rydal Mount (waterfalls, gardens etc.) which was William Wordsworth's best loved family home and  dates back to the 16th Century.  Then we have the short climb up to the "coffin road", the route used to take the dead of Rydal to the church in Grasmere for burial, with lovely views all the way back into Grasmere passing Dove Cottage and on to the village.

Pickup Times and Points

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

08:50     Rishton  :    The Roebuck

08:55     Harwood : Harwood Bar

09:00     Whalley : King Street

09:05     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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