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Oct
15

Walking in the Lakes Day Two: Claife Heights and Ferry ride (37878)

Event Overview

This is Day Two of a walking weekend (see further information further down)

Join Dan on a short ferry ride across Windermere followed by a 7 mile walk that takes in Claife Heights, Far Sawrey and with stunning views across Bowness on Windermere.

Please note that the first 2-3 miles of this walk involves some moderately challenging climbs and the terrain is a little rocky in parts too.

As mentioned above, this is part of a walking weekend in the Lakes whereby myself and others are organising walks and you can choose to independently organise your own accommodation and food etc.

Some of us will be staying on th...

This is Day Two of a walking weekend (see further information further down)

Join Dan on a short ferry ride across Windermere followed by a 7 mile walk that takes in Claife Heights, Far Sawrey and with stunning views across Bowness on Windermere.

Please note that the first 2-3 miles of this walk involves some moderately challenging climbs and the terrain is a little rocky in parts too.

As mentioned above, this is part of a walking weekend in the Lakes whereby myself and others are organising walks and you can choose to independently organise your own accommodation and food etc.

Some of us will be staying on the Saturday evening at the YHA in Windermere - you may want to stay there - the link is as follows: http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/windermere

We will be heading into Bowness for food and drinks on the Saturday evening, prior to this walk and you are more than welcome to join us.

Walks for Day 1 of this weekend (Saturday 14th October) are already live.  There is a shorter walk hosted by Andrew Renshaw and a longer, slightly more challenging walk led by Stephen Turner, please do sign up for either of these (not both) if you're planning on making a weekend of it.

Itinerary

This walk starts in Windermere, meeting at Ferry Nab car park and takes a short ferry ride from Ferry Nab (£0.50 per pedestrian each way) to Sawrey, where we begin our 7 mile circular walk through Claife Heights, gaining stunning views over Windermere and visiting several tarns and the small but picturesque Far Sawrey, returning to the ferry for the short ride back to the other side of the Lake.

Highlights of the walk include:

- A trip on a boat!  Who doesn't love a ride on Windermere?!

- Visit the Claife Viewing Station - originally built in the 1790's, this is where the original tourists of the Lake District flocked to.

- Fantastic views of Lake Windermere, Coniston Old Man, Grizedale Forest and the central Lakeland Fells are all features of this shorter but varied walk.

- Claife Heights and the idylic tarns we pass are in the heart of Beatrix Potter country, as she lived for many years in Sawrey.

- Wise Een Tarn offers breathtaking views of the Langdale Valley

- Whilst it's a little early for Halloween, you need to listen out for the Crier of Claife! If he's not around when we visit, then Dan will share this spooky story with you!

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What to bring

Good, sturdy waterproof boots are essential for this walk, due to the terrain at the start of the walk.

The usual waterproofs are also advised, as are gaiters as parts of the walk are likely to be a bit muddy, particularly if we've had some rainfall in the days leading up to the walk itself.

 

 

Food & Drink

Whilst there is a cafe at the start/end of the route for you to purchase any additional supplies, you'll need a packed lunch and 2 litres of water as standard for a day walk, as there aren't any shops on our route.

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Event Reference No:
37878