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Southport Group

Southport Ramblers welcome all age groups from 8 to 80+ for fortnightly worry-free walking (travelling by coach) with like-minded people throughout the year.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

At he heart of the Lake District this is always a very popular destination. Whilst the last time we passed through here, on our way to Hawkshead, there was a lot of water around, today we hope for dryer conditions, but wherever your Walk Leader takes you, you can be sure of superb scenery. With some great walks up onto the fells, or lower down. What you will get is a good day out with lots of refreshment establishments to relax in at the end of the day.

Sunday, 24 March 2024
Start time:
8:10 am
Estimated finish time:
5:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Three walks will be available, with full details circulated on the coach. They will range from easy to strenuous depending on the walk selected.

A Walk Leader - Dave White

B Walk Leader - Janet Loines - A linear walk of approximately 8 miles and 1250ft of ascent. Starting from Windermere Train Station the walk takes us up to the view point of Orrest Head with fine views of the surrounding hills. The walk continues to Troutbeck Bridge, then passing Town End House (NT), Jenkin Crag and Stagshaw Gardens before reaching Ambleside.

C Walk Leader - Dave Trembath - 6.25 miles with a total ascent of 700ft. Setting off from Ambleside we head northwest to Rydal Hall and on to Rydal Water. After walking around it we pick up the path beside the River Rothay and make our way back to the coach.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Coach trip
  • Family-Friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
SD 30206 06131
Nearest postcode:
L37 6BS
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Start time:
8:10 am

Bus stop by the site of the, now demolished, Royal Hotel.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking