Kirkby Lonsdale Sunday 25th February 2007

Today’s Walks

Strenuous Leader : Jackie Gudgeon     Distance: 11 miles

We will set off from Devils Bridge to follow quiet lanes, tracks and field paths as far as Cowan Bridge, when we will follow the path along the Leck Beck to East Gill Kirk. After crossing Leck Beck we follow a bridle way as far as Bull Pot Farm, passing several pot holes along the way. We then take a minor road for three quarters of a mile before taking a track which shoulders Brownthwaite Pike with lovely views over the Leck valley and beyond, then dropping down to Fellfoot Road (track) which we follow back through High Casterton and on to Kirkby Lonsdale for a welcome cuppa. Could be quite boggy on the moorland tracks.

Moderate Leader : Keith Taylor     Distance : 8 miles

From Devils Bridge we walk to Whoop Hall Inn, Fleets Lane (track), Ponds Wood to Garth. Returning through Casterton to Kirkby Lonsdale. Will be very muddy, especially for the first part across fields.

Easy Leader: Denise Holden & Bernie Platts     Distance: Approx. 5 miles

A varied walk through farmland and a small village. Excellent views of the River Lune. Some road walking. There is a steep climb at the beginning. At the time of doing the recce, it was very muddy and slippy underfoot.