Some Local Walks
We thought it might be helpful to put together some walks that you can do from the lodges without having to get into a car. The walk descriptions all start from a common point of Jesus Church in Troutbeck which is 200 yards down the hill from Limefitt Park and our Troutbeck lodges.
The routes have descriptions, photographs and map references for all of the major waypoints, and we have also provided memory map .mmo files so that you can download the routes to a compatible GPS unit.
New! - We have started to add Iphone compatible route maps - the first one is now available here
Please note that these directions are for general guidance only - you should verify their accuracy against Ordnance Survey Map OL7 before beginning a walk!
Whilst the maps and .mmo files show straight lines between waypoints you may need to follow paths that deviate from these lines.
Please be sure to follow proper safety guidelines. The following is an extract from the advice at The Langdale & Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team's web site. The local Mountain Rescue Team are a self-funding dedicated team of 'professional volunteers' and any financial support you might like to offer them would no doubt be very much apppreciated.
Get a weather forecast before you set off. You can phone 017687 75757, the National Park Weather Service for felltop conditions, temperatures, cloudbase, etc.
Here are the current conditions:
Make sure you have a map covering your entire route and a compass. Know how to use both. Do NOT rely on a GPS unit or a Smart Phone on it's own. When their batteries die you may be in trouble!
Take a whistle - do you know how to signal an emergency with it? If not find out here
Take a torch and some spare batteries
Take appropriate clothing including waterproofs, spare warm clothes, hat and gloves, enough food and drink for the planned trip plus a bit extra for the unplanned part. Take a survival bag (if you don't have one or know what one is get down to you local outdoor shop now - they cost next to nothing and may save your life).
Learn some first aid, and take a first aid kit with you.
If you REALLY DO need help
Send someone (or two if there are enough in your party to leave one behind with the casualty) to the nearest phone call 999 or 112, ask for the police and say you need mountain rescue. Or use a mobile phone, if you have a signal. Your phone may roam to another network to allow you to make a 999 call, but nobody will be able to phone you back. That is why it is important to have the following information available:
Be prepared to tell them:
- your name and address.
- the number of the telephone that you are ringing from, and any mobile phones in your party.
- why you need help.
- how many people are in your party.
- how many people are injured and what are their injuries.
- where you are (preferably using a grid reference).
- the weather at the incident site.
- what survival equipment you have between you.
- the registration of the vehicle you travelled in and where it is parked.
For more information please visit The Langdale & Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team's web site
You can download a copy of the The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association's Stay Safe On the Fells leaflet here