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Bentham Agricultural Soc.…

Bentham Agricultural Society are holding a coffee morning on Saturday the 23rd of November in the Town Hall from 10am until Noon.

Bentham Youth Cafe Coffee…

The Youth Cafe are holding a coffee morning on Saturday the 30th of November in the Town Hall from 10am until Noon.

St Johns PCC Coffee Morni…

St Johns PCC are holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday the 7th of December in The Town Hall, From 10am until Noon.

Tatham Fells School Coffe…

Tatham Fells School are holding a coffee morning in the Town Hall on Saturday the 14th of December from 10am until noon.

Peer Talk Coffee Morning

Peer talk are holding a coffee morning on Saturday the 21st of December in the Town hall from 10am until Noon
November Walks:
Sunday 3rd          Causey Pike                  6 miles   Lairgill       9am           Bernard Skillerne de Bristowe        98322
Saturday 16th     Thornton in Lonsdale    7 miles   Lairgill       9.30           Kate Rowe                                      51042
Wednesday 20th  Frostrow Fells              7 miles   Lairgill       9.30          George Sheridan & Finn                0790506990
Friday 29th          Leck & Burrow            6 miles  Lairgill       9.30           Cherith Metcalfe & June Hewitt    61742
     The first November walk is on Sunday 3rd, Causey Pike, meeting at 9am.  This is a ridge walk of about 6 miles, rather than the 9 on the programme. The first quarter is mainly up a steep path to Rowling End, followed by a descent to Sleet Hause and then a final ascent to Causey Pike Summit, a total of around 500metres of ascent. From there we follow the ridge to Scar Crags and Long Comb, just before the path rises towards Sail and Crag Hill. Our path takes us down Long Comb past Outside along Stonycroft Gill back to the car park. Walking is on good paths all the way and there are magnificent views if the weather permits. Please note that the early stages of the walk are very strenuous.
       A more local walk of 7 miles on Saturday 16th will start from the playing fields at Burton in Lonsdale. From there we will walk up to the village then take a footpath east to Kepp House and Lund Farm. After crossing the A65 and reaching Thornton-in-Lonsdale we head for Westhouse and Far Westhouse before re-crossing the A65 to Lower Westhouse. After following the old railway line to Bideber Mill, fields then a road return us to our cars. There are a few stiles, some easier than others.
        For Frostrow Fells on Saturday 16th, we park at the lay-by just before New Bridge(over River Rawthey) on the A684 just outside Sedbergh, and s tart by crossing the bridge and walking along the A684 for short while(care required). We turn up a minor lane which continues gradually up hill to Side Farm where we pass onto open moorland, following a track which rises over Frostrow Fell. After following tracks down hill into Dent Dale at Helmside, there is  then another road walk until we pick up paths that take us round the end of the Frostrow Fell ridge to Milthrop. From there a walk alongside the River Rawthey takes us back to New Bridge, 7 miles.
   On Friday 29th we park at Leck Church for a 6 mile walk, Leck and Burrow. We head towards Leck Beck and follow it to Cowan Bridge, then take field paths to Overton. After a short lane walk and more fields, we pass through Parkside Farm and emerge at Burrow where the road is followed to The Highwayman Inn then Woodmans Lane. Leaving the lane we pass Cowder Wood and Farm where the Roman road crosses our path. Next is Collingholme Farm and back to the A65 at Hipping Hall where we take field paths back to the cars.
   The first December walk is on December 5th, 6 miles at Hest Bank.
   All walks meet at Lairgill at 9.30am apart from the first on Sunday 3rd which meets at 9am.

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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