Spring Walking (Harder)
May 17th - 22nd 2015
The Lake District is particularly beautiful in the spring, with the lambs and spring flowers, as well as the rugged landscape. The pace of this holiday will be a relaxed one and will allow plenty of time for interest stops and photography.
Leave the car behind, along with the worries of route finding and have everything arranged for you. All you need are comfortable boots, a small day sack for a camera, spare pullover, waterproofs and possibly a hat and gloves.
Sunday: Our introductory walk around Ambleside.
Summiteers: From Wythburn up Wyth Burn onto High Raise and Sergeant Man, then returning to Grasmere via Coldale & Easedale Tarns. (8.5/2600)
Striders:From Grasmere an ascent along the Far Easedale valley to Easedale Gap, then climbing Calf Crag and return on Gibson Knott / Helm Crag ridge back to Grasmere. (7/1980)
Summiteers: Birks Bridge to the summit of Harter Fell and down to lunch at the Woolpack Inn, Afternoon same as striders
Striders: Birks Bridge around Harter fell and down to lunch at the Woolpack Inn
Afternoon stroll along the river Esk to Dalegarth for pick up.
Summiteers: Robinson - Hindscarth Newlands Valley - Little town with connections to Beatrix Potter.
Striders: Crummock water over Rannerdale down to Keskedale for pick up.
Summiteers: Langdales yet to be decided.
Striders : Elterwater to Langdale valley ?
Anne Strange has been guiding since 1992 and has led guided walks in the Lake District and Scotland. She has been a member of the mountain rescue team for many years and has travelled extensively - walking and climbing in the Himalayas and the Alps. She is a trained mountain leader & first aider, and her other interests are cycling and local history.
Adrian Legge , a former Royal Navy officer, is a qualified Mountain Leader and has been involved in guiding in the mountains since the age of eighteen, mostly in the Lake District but also in Scotland, Wales and Norway. He is a keen skier and has trekked in the Himalayas and in most of the mountainous areas of Europe, including the Tour of Mont Blanc and the via feratta of the Italian Dolomites. Adrian lives in Windermere and has a special interest in our rich industrial heritage.
The holiday begins on the Sunday afternoon and finishes on Friday morning. Prices are per person for the 5 nights and include full Cumbrian breakfast, 3-course dinner and VAT @ 20 %. Lunch is provided Monday to Thursday, as well as all transportation.Non-participating partners are welcome, and the cost for them is £60 less than above.
A deposit of £150 per person is required for the holidays, which can be made by cheque or credit card. This is non-refundable unless the room is subsequently re let; cancellation insurance is available