Monday, 29 September 2008

Grasmere Walk Details

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Possible A Party Walk?
There may be an A Party Walk, but this has not been decided yet. Ask on the bus.

B Party Walk
Leaders: Shirley and Joan
Distance: approx 7.5 miles
Height gain: 1276 ft

When the Wordsworths lived in Grasmere in the early 19th century they called Easedale 'The black quarter' for that is where the bad weather comes from before it hits the village,and we
can vouch for the bad weather it rained all day and it was very wet above ,middle and feet wise the day we did the reckie.

Hopefully we will have a better day as we gradually ascend via Allan Bank and Goody Bridge up Far Easedale to the tarn.We will enjoy our lunch at the Tarn and weather permitting circumnavigate the tarn where there are some wonderful views.

Our homeward journey is via Sourmilk Gill and back to base for a well earned cuppa.
The walk is about 7.5 miles from the coach park and back.
Shirley and Joan

C Party Walk
Leader: Heather Sissons
5.5/6 miles
Height gain:676ft

A lovely scenic walk following the classic low level walk around Grasmere and Rydal Water.

Going out of the village we pass Dove Cottage and then a moderate climb to take the walk along the Coffin Trail to Rydal Mount, with some wonderful views across both waters and along the valley.

ON the return route we shall visit the Rydal cave as we walk along side the south flank of Rydal Water and Grasmere. The final bit is along the road back into Grasmere and the Garden Centre and various other refreshment venues.

The route is undulating but hopefully with great views.

Grasmere is lovely and peaceful, even in the rain.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

October Walk at Grasmere

Our next walk will be on Saturday 11th October to the ever popular area of Grasmere, famous for Gingerbread and William Wordsworth. It has been a regular venue for the club because of its wonderful views, variety of walks and variety of shops and refreshment venues.

Grasmere is a charming village right in the heart of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England and was once the home of the famous poet William Wordsworth; today you can visit two of his former homes - Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount. Also in the centre of Grasmere is St. Oswalds Church, the churchyard of which contains the Wordsworth family graves.

The coach will leave the back of Iceland at 8.00am on Saturday 11th October 2008. Pre-booking is essential through the Church office, but there are often spaces available for visitors (or for those unable to walk but wishing to visit with us).
There will probably be 3 parties;

  • A ?
  • B led by Joan & Shirley
  • C led by Heather
More details will be available nearer the date, but should be 'on site' by 4th October.

We last visited Grasmere on 11th November 2006 when we had a drizzly misty day as shown by the photograph below.

Photographs from The Trefriw Walks

We had a lovely day for our walks in Trefriw with the first bit of sunshine for some time. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and enjoyed the lovely scenery. Here are some photographs taken on the walks. (Click on the pictures to enlarge)
Our next walk will be to Grasmere on Saturday October 11th and preliminary details will be on the website this week, with walk details added by October 4th at the latest
C Party stocking up for the walk

The Fairy Falls in the morning.

C Party Lunch Stop

These had more comfortable seats!

The Monument

The Fairy Falls again.


B Party arrives back in Trefriw
(aiming for the pub?)
This group looks a lot happier!

And here comes the tail.

Time to get those boots off!