Staveley, Cumbria Sunday 23rd August 2009

Today’s Walks

Strenuous Leader: Jimmy Need   Distance: 11 miles

We leave Staveley and head north up Hall Lane, then over Staveley Head Fell to Skeggles Water. Then westerly over Green Quarter Fell to Kentmere Village. Through this tiny hamlet to Kentmere Hall, then due south along wooded paths beside the River Kent to Brownfoot, picking up Brownfoot Lane back into Staveley.

Moderate Leader: Peter Denton  Distance: 8 miles

Our walk today has some wonderful views but they don’t come easy! as the song goes. We start off leaving the village along the Dales Way. Then we ascend to a height of 250 metres to Potter Tarn for a well earned rest for lunch. Then back on our travels to find some more panoramas of Cumbria and find our way to Staveley for tea and a scone or whatever takes your fancy. Let’s hope it does you good!

Leisurely Leader: Derek Lee   Distance : 7 miles

Most of the morning walk will be a steady climb for 3 miles eastwards from Staveley up to Potter Tarn, some 650 feet higher than Staveley. After lunch we can enjoy 2 miles downhill all the way to Bowston and the final 2 miles along the Dales Way following the River Kent back to Staveley.

Easy Leader: Cynthia Prescott & Hazel Anderton   Distance: 4-5 miles

Quite a pleasant varied walk with some good views as we walk along grass fields, little country lanes and through woods along the side of the main valley, and then up a tributary stream as far as Side House. We could then turn back from here but would recommend the extra bit to Frost Hole as it is pleasant, and also we could lunch away from trees and mozzies. Finally we make our way back to Staveley along the riverside on the Dales Way.
On the whole a comfortable walk, although one or two spots might be a little muddy if there has been rain, and there are just a few stiles mainly along the river.