The Bentham Walking Group :
Saturday 7th Wenning Valley Circular 10.5 miles Lairgill 9.30 Sue Badley 62502
Tuesday 10th Bainbridge & Skellgill 5.5 miles Bainbridge 10am Jim Shuttleworth 07767644654
Wednesday 18th Clapham Circular 5.1 miles Clapham Station 9.30 George SHeridan and Finn 0790506990
Week commencing 22nd to be re-arranged as the planned Wray walk has been cancelled.
Our first November walk is the Wenning Valley Circular on Saturday 7th. We’ll walk straight from Lairgill, up the valley on the north side, to reach High Hazel Hall Farm and Clapham Station. The return will be on the south side of the valley, via Gruskham. Expect soggy ground. 10.5 miles.
On Tuesday 10th note the 10am start from Bainbridge Green, SD 934 901, approx 35-40 mins drive time from Bentham. From the green walk north over the River Ure Bridge. Take the left path immediately after the bridge which follows the former railway track for 1.25 miles. Upon reaching a junction of two paths, the right hand one is taken which climbs to meet the main lane, which is crossed. We climb and then turn left to follow the contours and then rise up to Skell Gill. The beck is followed back to the lane, crossed again and back to the Yorebridge. Approx length 5.5 miles.
We park at Clapham Station car park on Wednesday 18th for a 5.1 circular via paths, with a minor road walk back. We walk from the station by paths to Giffords and Wenning Side, and then take a track towards Clapham Woods. We turn and walk down to Keasden Beck, following it to Turnerford Bridge. After crossing Keasden road we walk via Long Bank and Watson House to Lawsings returning to Clapham Station by the minor road.
The planned walk from Wray on 25th had been cancelled due to being in Lancashire which, at Level 3, we are advised not to go to.
With the latest rules re Covid 19 likely to change with little notice, as a group we are ready to adapt as needed.
In order to follow the present rules of meeting up in groups of no more than 6, we will ensure that on all our walks that have more than 6 people, groups of up to 6 will be allocated before the walk, and each group will meet together at the start, keeping away from any other groups.
Within each group social distancing of 2m should be followed where possible. The groups will walk at least 10m apart at all times, and each group will have someone appointed to ensure that the group keeps that distance at all times, and does not bunch together at stiles.
At coffee or lunch breaks there will be no mixing of groups. Couples not walking in the same group must carry their own provisions.