Sunday 3rd           Rathmell/Wigglesworth   10 miles   9,30am   Lairgill    
Leader  Peter Lennard          01524 884243
Wednesday 13th  Burton/Ireby/Thorton        9 miles    9.30am  Lairgill     
Leader Sue Badley              62502
Friday 15th          Open Business Meeting                  19.00      Wenningdale Meeting Room 
    Tuesday 19th      Dunsop Bridge                7 miles    9.30am  Lairgill   
Leader  George Sheridan      07905069990
Thursday 28th      Chipping                          8 miles    9.30am  Lairgill     
Leaders Kate & Mary Taylor  61672  Our first walk of 10 miles is a Rathmell - Wigglesworth circular on Sunday 3rd.
We park at Rathmell village car park, pass just west of Wigglesworth,
meet the Ribble Way at Deep Dale Wood and return along the Ribble Way to Rathmell,
with views across Ribblesdale.
The outgoing part is along less trodden paths than the return along the Ribble Way.
* * * On Wednesday 13th there are plenty of fields to cross on the 9 mile walk!
First, it’s north out of Burton via Stainderber to the A65.
Once across, we walk the length of Ireby village and climb steadily,
passing Over Hall, Stirragap, and Masongill Hall.
We climb to reach a splendid level, elevated path to Fell Side
which usually affords good views south,
before descending on the farm track and reaching Burnt House and Edith’s Wood.
Our third village, Thornton, is followed by a welcome stretch of road.
Back across the A65 at Country Harvest, we follow the field path via Lund Farm and Kepp House,
to return to Burton. Into Lancashire on Tuesday 19th for a 7 mile walk, Dunsop Bridge and Mellor Fell.
After parking at Dunsop Bridge car park we follow paths along side the River Hodder
to Burholme Bridge.
We cross the bridge and take a minor road then footpaths past Higher Fence Wood.
Paths go beneath the slopes of Totridge with the option of a short assent of Mellor Knoll.
We then continue to Harden Farm and take the Trough road for a short distance
before following paths back to Dunsop Bridge. Staying in Lancashire, our final walk is 8 miles starting from Chipping.
This walk follows much of the route of the boundary of an ancient deer park known as the Pale.
We head north from Chipping past the old chair works and continue on footpaths
to stepping stones into the area known as Stanley.
Turning east along the side of the stream to Park Gate, we then go north to Lickhurst Farm.
Taking the track south past Knot Hill and Greenlands Farm we cross the road at Gibbon Bridge
and follow the line of the Pale back to Chipping. Please note the Open Business Meeting in the Wenningdale Room on Friday 15th March at 7pm. Our first April walk is 6.5 miles on Friday 5th at Ravenstondale.
The group walks four times a month and welcomes people of all ages.
The walking is at a steady pace and the distances vary from 4 to 12 miles.
After meeting at Lairgill(usually), we share cars to get to the start.
It is £5 a year for family membership.
We  have an early start for our first walk of 10 miles on Saturday 5th May,  meeting 8.30 at Lairgill to catch the train from Bentham to Giggleswick (£2.70 with railcard). From Giggleswick Station, we’ll cross beneath the railway so we might reach Giggleswick by off road paths. Then it’s a steep climb around the quarry followed by easier walking above Giggleswick Scar and across the fields to Feizor. We’ll visit Wharfe and Oxenber Woods to enjoy the springtime flowers on our way to Austwick and reach Clapham by the footpath across the fields.  A walk through Clapham alongside the beck gets us to the underpass beneath the A65, then it’s an easy road walk to return to the station car park.
   On Sunday 13th we head further afield to the remote area of North Stainmore. The walk starts from Augill Head  (825161) and goes eastwards along the valley of Argill Beck towards Stainmore summit. It then climbs out of the valley to the top of Great Knipe on the Pennine watershed. The return along the ridge gives wide views of the Howgills and Lake District to the west and Pennine moors and hills to the east. After passing Long Crag on the way down we return to Augill Head where a light tea will be provided.
    On Tuesday 15th we start from Horton in Ribblesdale and take the Brackenbottom route to the Pennine Way and climb Pen-y-ghent. From the summit we head towards Plover Hill before returning to Horton, 8 miles. 
   The Lake District and Claife Heights is our destination on Tuesday 29th for a six and a half mile walk. It starts at Far Sawrey, after a ferry crossing of Lake Windermere, and heads up the track to Moss Eccles Tarn. From there we pass Wise End Tarn on Claife Heights and enter the woods on Hollin Band Plantation. Then it’s downhill along a rather difficult decent beside Bell Grange Beck to Bell Grange on the banks of Lake Windermere. The track continues south along the lake as far as Bass How where we turn uphill to Harrow Slack and thence back down to Far Sawrey.      
   Our first June walk will be on 6th, seven miles around Horton in Ribblesdale and Selside. 


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