Car based walk with Adrian Radcliffe.
Weather warning: strong winds (60-70mph, gusting 90mph, but dropping through the day), showers falling as snow above 700m, severe wind chill. Bring that torch, extra food and warm waterproof clothing!
New meet point: Prestwich Metrolink Station (due to new parking charges in the city)
A hard walk taking in the third highest peak in the Lake District. Paths are steep and there is little to no flat ground all day! Please wear boots that protect the ankles as we are in rocky mountainous terrain and prepare for a long day on the hill!
If you're unsure about this walk or have any questions, please email Adrian
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 Prestwich Metrolink Station Carpark for lift share organising.
08:15: Cars will leave for the walk start (Glenridding main car park).
10:15: Walk starts at Glenridding main car park.
If you are driving, please make every effort to attend the Prestwich Metrolink Station Carpark meet point as some people may depend on a lift to get to the walk start. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, especially if you intend to drive there directly.
Waypoints: Gillside, Little Cove, Hole in the Wall, Red Tarn, Swirral Edge, Hellvellyn, Whiteside Bank, Raise, Sticks Pass, Stang End, Greenside Road, Glen Ridding.
Trams run to Prestwich from Manchester city centre. Journey time is roughly 20mins from Piccadilly.
Toilets at walk start in Glenridding car park (£7 for 12 hours parking), although we'll probably try and park on the road (free between 31st October and Easter).
Please bring a torch and check the batteries - the final stretches of this walk are along vehicle tracks, but since sunset is ~4.15pm, we may be walking along them in the dark!
Note also Swirral Edge is a short steep, rocky and narrow ascent onto the Helvellyn plateau and whilst not difficult enough to be classed as scrambling, hands may be needed on rock to steady yourself.