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