Wednesday 5th Hellifield 8.5 miles Lairgill 9am Robert Baines 41452
Tuesday 18th Dent Valley 12 miles Lairgill 9am David Longton 61838
Saturday 22nd Greenholme & Tebay 7.25 miles Lairgilll 9am George Sheridan & Finn 07905069990
Thursday 27th Nether Burrow & Tunstall 5 miles Lairgill 6pm Kate & Mary Taylor 61672
Apart from 27th which is 6pm, all walks leave Lairgill at 9.30 am.
Our first walk is on Wednesday 5th, parking at Pot Haw Farm, Coniston Cold for an 8.5 circular of Hellifield. We take a lane to Stainton Coates then cross fields to Brighton Hill and Swindon. There, we go over the railway past Swindon Farm then under the railway to Hellifield Peel. Heading up to High Ground Farm and across the A65 to Switches Farm, we then follow tracks across Coniston Moor to Coniston Hotel. After crossing the A65 again to Kelbar Farm, we cross a field to return to the cars.
On Tuesday 18th a longer walk of 12 miles in Dent Valley starts near Church Bridge. We climb gradually up the North Side of the valley onto the ridge via High Hall, Hining Hill and eventually The Dales Highway. On reaching the wall along ridge, we follow it over Aye Gill Pike and Rise Hill until we get to the Green Lane at Black Hill. The lane is followed down to Cowgill where we pick up the Dales Way which we walk along back to the start.
We park at Greenholme for a 7 mile walk on Saturday 22nd and take tracks to Breatherdale Head then onto Breatherdale Bank and to the A6. Following paths over Flow Moss and Nan Hill back to Greenholme.
Our final June walk on Thursday 27th is an evening walk leaving Lairgill at 6pm. The Highwayman and Tunstall Trail, a 5 mile walk, is published by the Highwayman, Burrow, and is regularly led by a member of the Highwayman staff. Parking is in the car park of the Highwayman at Burrow; on leaving the car park we turn left along the main road for a short distance, then turn left through a field gate and continue over the fields to Tunstall Church. After turning left, then right just before Cantsfield Cottage, we continue over the
fields to Abbotson Farm, Cantsfield. Turning left past the farm we continue along the track, pass Wigginber Barn and continue through a gate and up a hill to Longriggs Barn(on the Roman Road). Turning left before the barn we continue back to Tunstall where we turn right along the drive past Churchfield House and continue north to reach Woodman Lane, and left back to the car park.
Our first July walk is on Tuesday 2nd with an early start of 8.15am at Lairgill. This will enable us to catch the 9.50am bus from Pooley Bridge for a scenic ride along Ullswater to Patterdale ready for a walk back along the south-east side of the lake choosing 6.5 or 11 miles at Ullswater. The walk has no major climbs but is undulating and at times rough under foot. We start along the lower slopes of Place Fell, with good views of the Helvellyn ridge, and from Silver Bay follow the path along the lake shore via Sandwick to Howtown where those wanting the shorter walk can catch the 'steamer' back to Pooley Bridge. The residue then follow the intake wall and the bridleway over the lower slopes of Barton Fell to the stone circle at the Cockpit and then down the track back into Pooley.