Keswick: BBW 2014 - Castlerigg Stone Circle and Derwent Water

Car based walk with John Ireland & Andy Buckley.

8.0 mi


Car travel details added!

A walk up along the old railway out of Keswick to Castlerigg Stone Circle, then back down to the lake and along the shore past Friar's Crag into Keswick. (93)

We will be travelling up on the Friday night to lead a walk on the Saturday and Sunday. Please feel free to join us for either or both walks.

All you need to do is sort out your own transport, and MAD has arranged accomodation in a pleasant bunkhouse located at Hawse End - between Cat Bells and Derwent Water - which is a short lakeside walk (or launch ride!) from Keswick - See the Weekends Page for more details.

Alternatively, plenty of good hotels and B&Bs are available in Keswick.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Car Sharing

For car share walks, we meet at a convenient Manchester location and drive to the walk start using as few cars as possible. This keeps fuel costs and emissions down. Passengers please remember to contribute towards fuel costs at the end of the day.
Itinerary is below - click links for map and further information.

08:00: Meet at Ferguson House, Blackfriars Road, Salford, M3 7AG for lift share organising.

08:15: Cars will leave for the walk start (Keswick Bus Station / Booths).

11:00: Walk starts at Keswick Bus Station / Booths.

If you are driving, please make every effort to attend the Ferguson House, Blackfriars Road, Salford, M3 7AG meet point as some people may depend on a lift to get to the walk start. For further information, email walks@madwalkers.org.uk, especially if you intend to drive there directly.

Waypoints: Fitz Park, Cockermouth Keswick & Penrith Railway (disused), River Greta, Naddle Bridge, Castlerigg Stone Circle, High Nest, Castlerigg Farm, Watson's Park, Strandshag Bay, Friar's Crag, Crow Park


Suggested route is M61, M6 to Jn 36, A590 towards Windermere, then A591 through Ambleside to Keswick. Estimated journey time is 2hr 15min.

22-6-2014 08:00 22-6-2014 20:00:00 Europe/London Keswick: BBW 2014 - Castlerigg Stone Circle and Derwent Water Keswick Bus Station / Booths MAD Walkers
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