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.