The Penrith Ramblers Group is an active group in the Lake District area of Ramblers, leading over 6 walks per week in the summer months and about 5 walks per week during the rest of the year. Despite being centred on a fairly small town, the group has over 300 members and carries out more walks than most other groups.
The group holds most walks on Wednesdays, when 4 and sometimes 5 walks are held, with one walk on a Saturday. In the summer, walks are held on a Thursday evening and some special 'theme' walks are held on a Sunday. Active walkers in the group tend to associate with a particular walking party, based on friendship groupings and walking ability, though some members do swop between walking parties.
Besides leading walks, the group is involved with investigating routes for new and existing paths and reporting obstructions to paths in the area. It also holds social events, such as lunches/dinners and walking trips in other areas of the country.
As you might expect there are many members who work with little publicity behind the scenes, helping with social events, doing the administration, making policy decisions and helping to publicise the group, e.g. writing articles in the local press.
12 miles - 3700 feet. Meet at 8:30amMore details..
Whinlatter, Ullister Hill, Lord's Seat, Broom Fell, Graystones
7 miles - 2160 feet. Meet at 9:00amMore details..
9 miles - 1900 feet. Meet at 9:15amMore details..
Please bring your National Trust cards for the car park at Aira Force.
8 miles - 1000 feet. Meet at 9:30amMore details..
6½ miles - 557 feet. Meet at 9:30amMore details..
An exhilarating walk in the 'Valley of the Pigs!'
5½ miles - 750 feet. Meet at 10:30amMore details..
Great Musgrave sits atop a hill near the River Eden and Swindale Beck. Its location provides good views over the vale of Eden and the nearby Northern Pennines.
6 miles - 400 feet. Meet at 10:30amMore details..
Along the Derwentwater side of an iconic fell
4 miles - 300 feet. Meet at 10:30amMore details..
Via Hardendale and one of the Thunderstones
9½ miles - 1250 feet. Meet at 9:00amMore details..
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• Posted: Thursday 16 March 2017