10th October 2013

Working and walking in Ravenglass


Walk Overview
Time Before and after an all day meeting in the village
Duration No idea
Distance 2.5 mile
Ascent Not very much
Walking with On my own
Ravenglass - Walls Castle - Newtown - Newtown Knott - Newtown - Ravenglass
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Ravenglass village

Although it doesn't feel like it, Ravenglass is still part of the Lake District, but unlike most other places, it has more parking spaces than it's ever likely to need. There is a large car park in the centre of the village and of course the car park next to the La'al Ratty.

Parking is NOT free anymore !!


Route Map

Although today was a normal work day, I was off site at Ravenglass for a Health and Safety away day meeting. Great, I'll take advantage and have a short walk around the area after the work stuff has finished. I also turned up earlier than needed in the hope of taking some pictures before the day got underway. The timing turned out to be a little bad in the morning. Even though I arrived just as the sun started to light things up, there wasn't really enough time to have a decent wander about and the morning photos aren't too great. Never mind, hopefully we'll finish work at a decent hour so I can try again later.
(I haven't commented on all the pictures today)





Right, I can see other people turning up so it's off to work I go.

8 hours later and I'm back on the seashore with enough time for a walk of about an hour or so.





Black Combe fills the scene when looking in a southerly direction.




Long shadows on the walk to Newtown Knott.


That's Newtown Knott ahead of me, , , , , Okay, it may not be the biggest hill I've ever walked up, but the views are surprisingly good, as you'll see. Most importantly for me, it's the middle of October when the nights are really cutting in, and I've been to work all day; so this was a real bonus.

The view from the top.

Turning around and looking back towards Ravenglass and the Cumbrian coast.

Sunshine and shadows.


"There's no need to look that worried, it's still 11 weeks till Christmas. That's plenty of time to plan an escape"



Back on the beach now.



Well that was a good little walk and a nice way to bring the daylight hours to a close. Before I jumped in the car to drive home however, I sat next to the beach for ten minutes watching the sun slowly lowering towards the sand dunes. The people walking dogs had thrown their last sticks; despite the dogs looking disappointed that the fun had to stopped. One by one they all made their way indoors until I was the only person left in the cool but pleasant enough breeze. The beach was now deserted and I couldn't help but think to myself just how peaceful things were. It wasn't until the screech of a couple of seagulls broke the silence that I realised it was time to leave.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks