Tuesday, 11 November 2014

356 March Walks

Our next full day walks will be be on Saturday March 14th 2015 from Loggerheads,North Wales

355 Festive Walk and Meal 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 10th January 2015

0800hrs prompt from the short stay car park

There will be three walks as normal:
  •  A Walk led by: Jenny Matthias
    • 7+ miles

      Most of this walk is on roads . When I did the recce it was very wet underfoot and the path along The Dales Way was under water.

      So we leave the coach and head West on a path along side the road to Windermere. This undulating path should give us good views of the fells on the far side of the Lake. we will take a path across the fields to cross the railway then skirt the houses to join the Dales Way over School Knot from were we can see Morecambe  Bay and fell spot!  After Hag End we will follow the road to Borwick Fold then take the gated road back to Ings in time for lunch.
  •  B Walk led by: Gwyn Jones (walk as in 2014) 
    • Gwyn and John Smith recced this lovely walk of 4+ miles 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 bridle path 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 Grassgarth 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 bridle path.
    • for the map follow the link

  •  C Walk led by: Joan  and Shirley
    • 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.
    • for the map follow the link 
For information about vacancies on this popular walk please contact Gwyn Jones 

Some Photographs taken on the November Walk

B Party on Raw Head, the highest point.