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Interested in fell walking at harder or medium grades? Two grades of fell walks every other Sunday, by coach. Bus fare for full or part journey: Adults £9, under 18s(accompanied by an adult) £2. These are not guided rambles.

The bus company we are using is Jansen Travel. The standard time for return journey from the walks finishing point is 4.30pm in winter and 5.00pm in summer (unless stated otherwise on the programme). Any new or returning fell-walkers are welcome.


Bus Routes

1. From Distington (near the Ambulance Station at 8.40am) via Harrington, Moss Bay, Workington (Jane Street bus stop at 9.00 am), Stainburn, Clifton with pick-ups at bus stops or lay-bys on request. The coach will approach Cockermouth, until road works are complete will pick up on Main Street but on completion will pick up at (Sullart St at 9.20 am) from Low Road and continue to the A66 via Lamplugh roundabout, picking up at bus stops or lay-bys on request. The return to Cockermouth will be the reverse of this route. Returning to Workington dropping off at Washington St bus stop then via Harrington Rd, Moss Bay, Harrington to Distington.

2. Rambles to Buttermere: Pick up at Cockermouth (Sullart St at 9.20 am) via Low Rd and turn left onto Station Rd then right onto the B5292 picking up at bus stops or lay-bys on request. The return will be the reverse of this route,

3. Rambles that start at Cockermouth (Sullart St at 8.40 am), for the south west, will be via the Lamplugh roundabout to Sullart St then Low Rd to Workington, Clifton, Stainburn, (Washington St bus stop at 9.00am) then via Harrington Rd, Moss Bay, Harrington to Distington - (Ambulance Station at 9.20 am). The return will be the reverse of this route, stopping at bus stops or lay-bys on request.

11th NovemberA Grasmere, Easedale Tarn, Sergeant Man, High Raise, Lining Crag, Greenup Gill, Rosthwaite 9 miles 2400 ft B Grasmere, Easedale Beck, Far Easedale Gill, Lining Crag, Greenup Gill, Rosthwaite. 8 miles 1900 ft 4.30pm
25th NovemberA Braithwaite, Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Coledale Hause, Eel Crag, Sail, Scar Crags, Causey Pike, Outerside, Barrow, Braithwaite.11 miles 4700 ftB Braithwaite, Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Coledale Hause, Mine Road, Braithwaite. 8 miles 2800 ft 4.30pm
9th DecemberA Troutdale Cottages, Kings How, Brund Fell, Watendlath, High Tove, High Seat, Bleaberry Fell, Walla Crag, Keswick. 11 miles 2700 ft.B Troutdale Cottages, Kings How, Brund Fell, Watendlath, Ashness Bridge, Walla Crag, Keswick. 10 miles 2100 ft 4.30pm
23rd DecemberA & BBraithwaite, edge of forest to Seldom Seen, Seat How (or Visitor Centre), Lord’s Seat, Broom Fell, Wythop Hall, Sale Fell, Wythop Mill, Embleton Spa. 10 miles 2500 ft

Sunday afternoon walks in November/December 2018

No transport will be provided. Use your own car and car share where possible

START TIME: 1.30PM

Date Grid Ref Walks Meeting Point

18/11/2018 268241 Spoonygreen Lane, Latrigg, Riverside path Briar Rigg, Nr Spooney Green Lane, Keswick

02/12/2018 176170 Around Buttermere, Buttermere just above the church

16/12/2018 Cockermouth School, Watch Hill, Setmurthy Cockermouth School

30/12/2018 017286 Curwen Park, along the River Derwent Car Park on Hall Brow opposite the Helena return via Wetherspoons. Thompson Museum.


Blencathra via Halls Fell Ridge and Sharp Edge

What's best about our club?

We're a friendly, sociable bunch (most rambles finish with a pint in the nearest pub for the car free journey home!)

There are a number of social occasions (quiz nights, Silly Xmas Hat Walk, New Year party, raffles) aimed at fund raising to keep the cost of bus fare down.

Cotswold Outdoor and Lake District Outdoor in Cockermouth will both offer 15% discount on presentation of a valid Workington Ramblers membership card as the club is affiliated to the Ramblers Association. (This is on full price items, it would not include any products that are sale items or special offers.)

Currently the bus fare for each walk is £9 and annual club membership is £5 in 2018. Compare this to parking on National parks car parks e.g. Hawkshead:

Up to 1 hour: £1.80, up to 2 hours: £3, up to 4 hours: £5, up to 12 hours: £7 or Buttermere

Up to 2 hours: £2.90, up to 4 hours: £4.50, up to 12 hours: £6.50

From early April until the beginning of September we have a series of short walks on Tuesday evenings (issued in March), usually of around two hours and we also do a Sunday afternoon walk on the alternate weekends to the main ramble. Both these shorter walks you have to use your own transport (or car share) to get to the start.

Have a look at the A & B Rambles 2018 programme and see what you think.

The full day Sunday A and B walks are more fell walking than rambling and we go onto the higher fells as a matter of course. If you are reasonably fit it still may take a bit of effort with aching muscles afterwards but it does get easier the more you do it (or so they say).

It's worth a try!

We have 2 grades of walks A and B. We go fell-walking every fortnight on a Sunday irrespective of the weather and travel by coach with the route starting from Toll Bar at Distington (near the ambulance station) at 0840 am, Workington Jane Street bus stop at 0900 am and Sullart Street bus stop at 0920 am (unless stated otherwise on the programme).

The return journey from the walks finishing point is 4.30 pm in winter and 5.00 pm in summer (unless stated otherwise on the programme). We don’t ask you to become a member straight away just come for a couple rambles and see how you like it. Currently the bus fare for each walk is £9 and annual club membership is £5 in 2018.

Whatever the weather - ramblers enjoy the outdoors!

11th January
11th January: Cassbeck Bridge, Great Cockup, Trusmadoor, Meal Fell, Great Sca Fell, Knott, Great Lingy Hill, High Pike, Caldbeck. (11 miles, 2500 ft)
16th November  2014: Buttermere, Sail Beck, Sail Pass, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandope, Whiteless Pike, Buttermere
The Gruffalo and Friend

The Gruffalo and friend.

Poem for John Cartner, Chairman, by Fr Paul Swarbrick

Leave me not in the church yardwhen I am laid to rest,But carry me up to the lonely hillsthat look towards the west. Give me the heather for cover,and a slab of moorland stoneSing me the song of the restless windand leave me there alone. Give me the far horizonof the sea and the Solway skywith showers that freshen the sunlit heathand dark shadows passing by. Give me the dawn and the sunset,and leave me to be free,striding above on the changeless hillswhere I will always be.

Remembrance Sunday, Nov 2013 on Castle Crag, Cumbria

Remembrance Sunday Nov 2013 Castle Crag