Ennerdale Lake

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.

Programme of Rambles 2018

The bus company we are using is Pickthalls. The return journey from the walks finishing point is 4.30pm in winter and 5.00pm in summer. Any new or returning fell-walkers are welcome.

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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 Central Square. (opposite the multi-storey car park) at 0900 am and Station Street, outside Harrison's butchers at 0920 am (unless stated on the programme).

The return journey from the walks finishing point is 4.30 pm in winter and 5.00 pm in summer. 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