Monday, 23 March 2009

Walk Routes at Hawkshead 2009

B Walk
Leader: Joan & Shirley
Distance: 8 Miles
Height Gain:

This is a pleasant 8 mile undulating walk through farmland,woodland and fields.
Leaving Hawkshead car park we make our way to Outgate
and then skirting Blelham Tarn

we follow a well used path and make our way to the lunch stop ,before a gentle uphill climb to reach Latterbarrow. From the cairn there are lovely views over Windermere and from then on it is all downhill back to Hawkshead for a well earned cuppa etc.
The coach will leave at 5pm.

A Walk

Leader: Jenny Matthias

Distance: 9+ miles

Height Gain:

After leaving the car park we will climb up past the church and fields to Hawkshead Hill, where we have a little road walking to a path which will take us to Tarn Hows.

We descend into Yewdale and cross the road to start climbing up to Holme Fell 1024ft. Uskdale Gap on the way up is quite stony with many tree roots. From the top we should get wonderful views, if the day is clear!

We descend to some old reservoirs (watch the bog) then on to a farm track via Hodge Close and Oxen Fell.

When crossing the A593 we will join the Cumbria Way to Knipe Fold where once more we will hit the road down to the Old Courthouse and a little amble by the river will bring us into Hawkshead.

There are lots of ups and downs in this route and a good pace will be needed but it is not as testing as many Lake District walks can be.

More Photographs of Holme Fell Area

C Walk

Leader: Norman Jones

Distance: 6+ miles

Height Gain:

After our early refreshments we leave the village through the churchyard andfollow undulating footpaths through fields to a few houses at Hawkshead Hill. To the rear of the church, beyond a small cemetery is an open air baptistery which is worth a visit.

Continue along the minor road for a short distance, then onto a path, which climbs steadily for about ¾ mile to the road at Tarn Hows. We shall probably have lunch somewhere along the Tarnside path.

After lunch we continue beyond the northern end of the Tarn, then it’s uphill to join a rough stony bridleway. This path leads into a lane and the pretty hamlet of Knipe Fold. It’s soon back onto a field path climbing up to Hawkshead Hill where we retrace our earlier route back to Hawkshead for relaxation.

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