Walking in September: / Date / Destination / Distance / Meet & Time / Leader / Contact :
Thursday 5th Lower Lunesdale 7.5 miles 9.30am Lairgill Alan Parker 61443
Saturday 14th Clapham Moor 5 miles 9.30am Lairgill David Fisher 61449
Wednesday 18th Winster and Rosthwaite 5.5 miles 10am Lairgill Peter Lennard 884243
Sunday 29th The Hindburn in Ann's memory 8 miles 9.30am Lairgill Susan Badley 62502
Apart from a 10am start on Wednesday 18th, all walks leave Lairgill at 9.30am
Our first walk on Thursday 5th is 7.5 miles around Lower Lunesdale, starting from Bull Beck. We will cross over the River Lune at the pipes bridge and go back up the other side through Aughton Woods to Aughton. After passing through Highfield Farms we come down to Halton Park to the Crook 'o Lune, and return along the Millennium track.
On Saturday 14th we start from the river bridge near Clapham Station and take the stile in the wall for a 5 mile circular of Clapham Moor. After heading towards Wenningside we will cross fields, eventually reaching the bridge at Turnerford where we cross the moor to the Keasden Road. After reaching Watson's Farm we head down to Lawsings Brow and follow a quiet road by the railway back to the cars.
A later start of 10am start on Wednesday 18th for a slower paced walk of 5.5 miles to accommodate walkers who might balk at longer walks or who like to study the flora or take photos. Starting just east of Lake Windermere, this walk is mostly along clear paths and minor roads and would be classed as easy except being all up and down over gentle hills probably makes it ‘medium' difficulty. Sometimes woody paths, passing a lake with water lilies, brings us to Rosthwaite Heights overlooking Lake Windermere. After another viewpoint at Rulbuts Hill we cross open fields before minor roads bring us back to the Brown Horse Inn at Winster.
A walk of 8 miles in Ann’s memory, "The Hindburn" on Sunday 29th.
Ann Butcher, who died earlier in the year, led a number of walks; this is one of the first. We start at Hindburn Bridge near Wray, and climb quite steeply up the valley side to the quiet road past Cragg Hall. Continuing upstream beyond High Park House, we take field paths to head down through woods to the footbridge across the Hindburn (645656), reaching Lowgill Lane at Mill Bridge. The return, via Higher Stock Bridge and Oakhead Bank, largely through fields, swings away from the valley before reaching Spen Lodge, then Mashiters, returning to the valley bottom at Mill Houses, with a final walk along the Clear Beck back to Hindburn Bridge.
Our first October walk is Little Ingleborough, 8 miles on Saturday 5th.