Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Festive Walks from Ings

Our next walk will be from 

The Watermill Inn

 INGS, Cumbria

The Watermill is situated in the quiet village of Ings which is 2 miles East of Windermere in the Lake District. We are positioned along a peaceful side road just off the A591 (Kendal to Windermere road). We are in the ideal location for touring the Lake District by car, bicycle, foot  or public transport. We are surrounded by pleasant walks, cycle ways and of course the beautiful Lakeland fells. Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick and Hawkshead are within easy reach.  After a day out in the fabulous Lakes relax in one of our cosy bars, sample some of our Chef's freshly prepared food and our extensive choice of beers, wines and whiskies.

Saturday 12th January 2013

0800hrs prompt from the short stay car park

School Knott Tarn November 2012
The Village of Ings from Reston Scar

There will be three walks as normal:

For information about vacancies on this popular walk please contact Gwyn Jones

Thursday, 20 December 2012

'A' Walk from Ings

Walk Leader: Jenny Mathias
Distance: 5 Miles with possible extensions

Total Ascent:

Although this is not a particularly long walk I have taken into account the time available and the possible adverse conditions.  If all goes well we can walk the ‘extra mile’.  

We leave Ings in a SW to w direction climbing out of the village, then under the railway track on a metalled road.  Then we head over the fields through a wood to Whasdike before heading upwards via Schoolknott Plantation onto School Knott itself.  From here, on the recce, we had great views of Windermere and snow covered mountains, they took our breath away.  We will make our way over Grandsire and down to Hag End!  Heading back towards Ings we will cross the fields through Yews or take the road back to Ings,  where food and drink will await our arrival.  

This is a lovely walk but not very challenging.

'B' walk from Ings

Walk Leader: John Smith
Distance: 4 miles app
Total Ascent/Descent: 
Approx route anticlockwise

Gwyn and John Smith recced this lovely walk of 4.05 miles on December 13th in fine, sunny but cold conditions -- ideal for a good walk.  It is a circular walk which starts on a minor road with a gentle slope. After about 1/4 mile we will turn off right on to a bridle path, still gaining height for a further 1/2 mile when the bridlepath flattens out.  This is when the splendid views start (given a fine day !) and these continue in almost all directions for the rest of the walk -- a rich reward for the ease of the height gained -- starting at 400ft in Ings and topping 750ft at the furthest point.  At the turn for "home" we take up a path across fields  and stone wall stiles into Grossgarth where the trail meets the aforementioned minor road to drop down into Ings -- just in time for a well earned pre lunch drink !!

It really is a super 4 miler, not hard work and with no hard uphill work though care is needed on the first section of the bridlepath.

'C' Walk from Ings

Walk Leader: Shirley and Joan
Distance: 3-5 miles app
Total Ascent/Descent: 
approx route anticlockwise - check coach map

We leave the Watermill after coffee and walk down a quiet lane. Leaving the path we carry on across a grassy area to enter a small woodland  (which could be wet underfoot).   After exiting the woodland area we take a path which is Part of The Dale’s Way. The path takes us across the lower Fells to Yews and back to the watermill for our lunch at 1pm.

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