Castleton, Derbyshire – 2nd June 2024

Strenuous Leader :  John                               Distance : 11 miles   We will turn left out of the car park and once leaving the road will climb up Cave Dale and on the Limestone Way head for Oxlow House and Windy Knoll.  We will then start the climb to Mam Tor heading across the top to Hollins Cross and …

Hawkshead, Cumbria – 28th April 2024

Strenuous Leader :  Paul                                          Distance : 13 miles   From Hawkshead we will head south edging Hawkshead Moor into Furness Fells. Continuing south then south west into Satterthwaite village where we will head north through the sculpture park into Grizedale village.  From there we will head west up to Carron Crag and the views of …

Settle, Yorkshire – 24th March 2024

Strenuous Leader :  John                              Distance : 10 miles   Total climbing for the day approx 400 metres (1,300 Feet) We initially head out of Settle via Castlebergh Plantation, giving some amazing views of Settle. Heading north we then take the Pennine Bridleway to the sleepy village of Langcliffe and then continue north following the River Ribble to …

Bowness, Cumbria – 25th February 2024

Strenuous Leader :  Paul                     Distance : 9 miles  725ft ascent Orrest Head is where in 1930, a 23 yr Alfred Wainwright first set eyes on the Lakeland fells, fell in love with them and devoted the rest of his life to getting to know them and to generously share what he found with the world. This walk, weather …

Hurst Green, Lancashire – 28th January 2024

Strenuous Leader :  Carole                           Distance : 10 miles This is the much delayed walk planned originally for 2018, which didn’t go ahead for memorable reasons. IYKYK. Today we visit The Shire in search of Hobbits. From Hurst Green we go through Higher Deer House, Stock Bridge and Fell Side Farm to climb onto Longridge Fell (the highest point …

Tatton, Cheshire – 26th November 2023

Strenuous Leader :  Carole                 Distance : 11 miles A varied and flat walk on more roads/lanes than normal for an A walk, but also wet and very muddy footpaths/fields too. As it’s 11miles, a good pace will be required to get back in time for a cuppa at the café before we leave. From Tatton Hall we go south …

Grassington, Yorkshire – 29th October 2023

Strenuous Leader :  Martin                      Distance : 10 miles plus We set off through Grassington and warm up with a short, sharp ascent on track and field.  A flat road walk with strong headwinds takes us to the disused lead mines at Yarnbury.  From here we have a gradual descent on grass and gravel (potential for wet boots crossing the …

Kettlewell, Yorkshire – 24th September 2023

Strenuous Leader:  John                            Distance : 10 miles – approx. 2000 ft total ascent    We head east out of Kettlewell, following the path along Dowber Gill Beck until we reach the blocked-off pothole at Providence Pot. From there we have a short steep climb to the scout hut at Hag Dyke, followed by the ascent to the summit of …

Llangollen, Denbighshire  – 20th August 2023

Strenuous Leader:  Carole                                    Distance : 9 miles We leave Llangollen crossing the R. Dee and Llangollen canal and climb up to Castell Dinas Bran (320m/1050ft). Descending to Offas Dyke Path, going east and climbing up to the Panorama Mountain Walk. We then go west along the top of Trevor Rocks passing the Eglwyseg Plantation (highest point 445m/just under 1500ft) …

Bakewell, Derbyshire – 30th July 2023

Strenuous Leader:  Malcolm                            Distance : 10 miles We will head east out of Bakewell crossing the Monsal Trail with a steep short climb through Manners Wood.  We will cross Calton Pastures before heading north to the charming village of Edensor where we will pause for lunch before picking up the Derwent Valley Heritage Way with views of Chatsworth House.  …

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria – 25th June 2023

Strenuous Leader:  Carole                             Distance : Approx 9 miles This varied undulating walk has less climbs and less miles than usual on account of the heat. Through Kirkby Stephen and along Croglam Lane along the Coast to Coast Walk to Greenriggs. North to Hartley Road and along the River Eden where we join the North Viaduct Round and go …

Matlock Bath, Derbyshire – 21st May 2023

Strenuous Leader :                                                                  Distance : 10 miles As there is no official walks leader for this walk maps and ideas will be discussed with those on the walk and a route will be pulled together on the day. Moderate Leader:  Peter                                         Distance : 5 miles Although this is a bit light on miles I …