East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Ramblers

walking to protect our local countryside

Pocklington Group’s successful 2015 walking holiday to Patterdale has been repeated in 2016, with 75 people signed up for 5 days of Lakeland walking. Members from five of EYDA’s seven geographical groups were joined by guests from Malvern, South Yorkshire and Ryedale regions. A successful week was attributable to a combination of: -

  • 18 Leaders volunteering one or more walks
  • Seven led walks being offered each day
  • Walks being tailored to cater for differing abilities and challenges
  • Excellent weather conditions for days one and two [and not too bad after that]
  • Being spoilt for choice on routes to try

Plus: -

  • Facilities and friendly staff at the Patterdale Hotel
  • Meals to fuel the hardiest of walkers
  • Local transport to reach some outlying start points

And finally but importantly:

  • Martin Hill, Walks Secretary for bringing it together
  • Camaraderie of everyone during and after walks, not least the exchange of experiences whilst resting tired legs in the bar in the evenings.

Lots of photographs were taken during the week and below is a selection from some of the walks. If viewing on a computer click an image to enlarge it.

Monday 23rd May

Silver Point circular - 6 miles & 1160' ascent led by Marilyn Skelton

Place Fell - 8 miles & 2500' of ascent led by Paul Thornley

Aira Force and Glencoyne Brow to Patterdale - 10 miles & 2400' ascent led by Tony Corrigan

The Dodds - 11.5 miles & 2550' ascent led by Phil Catterall

Dovedale Horseshoe 12 miles & 2740' ascent led by Paul Cook

Tuesday 24th May

Howtown to Patterdale [steamer to Howtown] - 7 miles & 1450' ascent led by Sally White


Angle Tarn - 8 miles & 2000' ascent led by Tony Corrigan

Helvellyn [Swirral Edge and Keppel Cove] - 11 miles & 3000' ascent led by Martin Hill

Wednesday 25th May

Aira Force to Pooley Bridge - 9 miles & 1700' ascent led by Martin Hill

Loughrigg Fell - 6miles & 1300' ascent led by Phil Catterall

Grisedale Beck and Lanty's Tarn - 8.5 miles & 800' ascent led by Richard Primmer

Thursday 26th May

Patterdale to Pooley Bridge - 11.7 miles [Ullswater Way] & 1500' ascent led by Martin Hill

Aira Force Circular -  led by Keith Dalby


SAM 1070 SAM 1071



And all walks started from here in Patterdale





Walking for Health

Ramblers macmillan logoConsidering stepping up your walking to go with a Ramblers group or perhaps gradually stepping down because of physical ability or an ailment? An ideal way of achieving this is to participate in a Walking for Health scheme. 

It  is run by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support and delivered by ERYC Walking for Health. Schemes also operate through York and Hull City Unitary Authorities

Walks are designed to cater for everyone from an experienced walker to a complete beginner, every walk wfh accredited scheme 2013having a Leader and back marker. All are pre planned and risk assessed to ensure full safety for walkers.

Click on one of the logos for more information.