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.: