Walking in July:
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Friday 26th            Longton & Mardale Head  8 miles         9am                         Lairgill    Ed Badley & David Longton   61838

  Another shorter but strenuous walk of 8 miles on Friday 26th. Starting from the car park at the head of Hawes Water we gradually climb Harter Fell via Gatesgarth Pass and then drop down to the top of Nan Bield Pass. Next its over Mardale Ill Bell to the summit of High Street and onward to the airy top of  Kidsty Pike. After the long descent to lake level we walk round the head of the lake to the cars. 
    Our first August walk is 6 miles at Silverdale and Arnside on Saturday 3rd. 

August Walks
Saturday 3rd    Arnside & Silverdale                        6 miles       Lairgill  9:30      
               Don Cartledge              64979
Friday 9th        Barbon Low Fell                               8 miles      Lairgill   9.30   
Jim Shuttleworth              07767644654
Saturday 24th  Clapham to Bentham(train first)       5.5 miles    Bentham Station    11.10   Susan Badley & Sue Pilkington 62502
Friday 30th      Weet's Hill                                         7.5 miles   Lairgill                       9.30   Graham & Vicky Cooper           62535
All walks start from Lairgill at 9.30 apart from Saturday 24th which meets at Bentham Station at 11.10am, for the 11.15 train.
       Our first walk on Saturday 3rd around Silverdale and Arnside is a straightforward walk of 6 miles, starting from the Silverdale Hotel. We walk across to the cove and through Eaves Wood. Then its past Challen Hall skirting Hawes Water along the lane to Scout Wood, and past Gibralter Farm to return to the hotel.
       On Friday 9th there is a longer walk of 8 miles around Barbon Low Fell. Parking will be at Barbon Village Hall, where there is an honesty box. From there we walk through the village and take the first left hand lane after the church, carrying on up over Barbon Beck and turning right to follow the path through the woodlands until the bridge at Blindbeck. After crossing this bridge, we take the Fell path which leads to Bullpot Farm then follow the road until near Gale Garth. A path then rises and skirts around Brownthwaite Pike and leads back onto the fell road. Fields paths lead to Langthwaite, Whelprigg Hall and back to the village hall. The total ascent is of 1400 ft. 
       For this 5.5 mile walk on Saturday 24th, we meet at Bentham station at  11.10 to go by train to Clapham (£3.30 or £2.20 with railcard). The return is via Wenning Side, crossing the river back to the north side of the valley at Skew Bridge, a good spot for lunch. Then it’s through the Hardacres, Sherwood, Meregill and Waterscale, across Greystonegill Lane to Linghaw and Batty Farm, to return to the station or to Lairgill via Summerfield Farm. The walk is mostly on field paths and tracks.
      Weets Hill on Friday 30th  includes a hilltop, green lanes and a canal side towpath, 7.5 miles.  We start from the centre of Barnoldswick (Barlick to its friends) and leave the town by going up Folly Lane, to the top of Weets Hill. If the weather is clear, the view from the top is magnificent, looking back to the Three Peaks in the north, and Pendle and the west coast looking west. Even looking south to the industrial heartland provides a lovely view.  From here, we head south on Gisburn Old Road towards Blacko, turning off onto Lister Well Road, which we leave half way along its length to head towards Salterforth where we join the Leeds Liverpool Canal towpath, which we follow back to Barlick.