... walking and hiking in England's Lake District
Sunday walks are organised into three groups A, B and C
'A' for the more experienced walker which are likely to be of the longest distance and often involve higher climbs.
'B' for the average walker, usually shorter than the 'A' walk and where climbs may not be as difficult.
'C' where easier, shorter, flatter routes are offered.
Normally walks are circular and the start is reached by car. The start time for these “Car Rambles” is 9:30am at the designated start point. Expect a prompt start. Car Rambles are free, however the club feels it would be courteous, when anyone who needs a lift to the start, that they pay the driver an appropriate amount, this is purely voluntary.
In summer the Club organises “Auto Rambles” These run on six occasions during the summer months, where a coach is used making linear routes possible and to try out walks further afield. The coach picks up walkers at pre-arranged points, dropping each group off at their respective start point and collecting the three groups after their walks for the return journey. The coach pick-up time for Auto Rambles varies dependent on pick up point but is around 8:30am from Whitehaven. There is a charge for each auto ramble. Members can opt to join an Auto ramble fund, this has the advantage of securing a seat on the coach at a discounted price.
A summary of Sunday Walks can be found here - Sunday Walks(pdf)
Evening walks are held in the longer daylight months which are usually in more local and accessible areas.
These are free and normally commence at 7:00pm from the starting point and last about two hours.
A list of walks for 2020 will be published in the Spring.
During the winter months a programme of talks and social evenings are held on Wednesday evenings from October through to March.
The venue is the United Reformed Church Hall situated at the Irish Street end of the Whitehaven Market Place.
Starting at 7.30pm. Entry is £2 which includes refreshments.
A summary of Wednesday Talks can be found here -
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