On Saturday 10 October 2019 the AFWC will be walking in the Lake District from Newby Bridge to Ambleside. For the Walksheet and the walk map please see the following link.
Ambleside is a town and former civil parish, now in the parish of Lakes, in Cumbria, in North West England. Historically in Westmorland, it marks the head (and sits on the east side of the northern headwater) of Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. In the Lake District National Park, it is south of the highest road pass in the Lake District, Kirkstone Pass and both places are the meeting point of well-marked paths and mountain hiking trails. In 2020 it had an estimated population of 2596. In 1961 the parish had a population of 2562.
A good day out despite the weather warnings. We started off at Elterwater in heavy rain & headed to the Britannia for coffee. The hanging baskets were lovely with three roses outside the door (Kate, Nina Jenny).
We were not sure if the river crossing would be possible.
But it was & Nina was obviously enjoying it!
We made our way to Cathedral Cavern. This was the entrance tunnel.
Photo by Nina Bell
It is spectacular as these photos show. I spent some time exploring and went along the long tunnel where a torch was a necessity.
The pillar holds up the roof.
(Photo Jim Bonsall)
No matter how hard she tried Kate couldn’t get the pound coin out of the money tree.
Colwith Force was spectacular.
A beer in the Talbot at Skelwith Bridge was good before finishing with a walk over the hills to Ambleside. This beer is brewed in Wasdale and is named after the chief chef’s dog “Bogi”.
Please see the following link for the walk sheet and route map and other information on this walk that includes some of the Lake District’s finest fells such as St Sunday Crag and Fairfield.
Aycliffe Fell Walking Club – Ullswater to Ambleside (Lakes), Saturday 13th July 2013. See the walk sheet below:
Aycliffe Fell Walking Club – Lake District, Thirlmere to Ambleside, 5 July 2008.
This is a reminder of the next walk and to provide you with the information sheet. Instructions for booking your place are on the sheet which is attached (Note that the booking contact for this walk is Geoff Sinderson).