Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

Walk & Event Reports

Wednesday July22nd 2020

Brampton Area & Blencathra

Leaders: Brampton - Judy Cherrie

Blencathra - Sue Greenwood

Reports by Judy Cherrie & Sue Greenwood

Photos by

Dawn Baker & Judy Cherrie

Sue's Report - Blencathra


5 of us enjoyed the path up to Scales Tarn and soon after that we entered the damp cloud which only turned to real rain for a short time during a brief chilly biscuit break. Lots of imagination needed on the summit…atmospheric….especially on the easy path down where clouds swirled up the gullies. Terrific windy gusts so Bruce`s arm was very useful to me as I might have blown away. Discovered that walking capes are not very easy in a high wind ! Lovely when we got down far enough to get a good view again out of the wind too.

Restored by coffee at the Farm Shop!

An excellent jolly team!



Judy's Report - Brampton


When Me and Fred boarded the 685 Brampton bus I was pleased to see a few friendly faces hiding behind masks.   It’s the grey hair and walking poles that gives us away!   As the bus only went to Brampton  Madge Hamilton guided us to The Sands where there were a few other folk waiting for us.   A lovely walk over The Ridge.   If the weather had been better we would have been able to see for miles!   We crossed the  Lanercost Road at Easby and after a very short while turned left into the Woods to follow Quarry Beck down to Lanercost.   Plenty of seating at the Abbey Bridge for fine dining before retracing our steps back to Easby.   We then followed the road back to Brampton.

Those who caught the bus were treated to 5 minutes of panic from me because I couldn’t find my face mask.

I eventually found it in a pocket only to create more chaos looking for my Bus Pass.


Thanks to all for coming and talking and laughing and thanks as always to Ken.