Ilam, Derbyshire – 31st July 2022

WALK NOTES Strenuous: Carole & John                                                                                          Distance : 10 miles Leaving Ilam Hall we start with a twiddle along R. Manifold and make our way back to Ilam, then we climb over Bunsters Hill to Ilam Tops, through Dovedale Wood to check out Ilam Rock, along Hall Dale and across fields to Milldale for another opportunity for an ice-cream from …

Bolton Abbey – 26th June 2022

WALK NOTES Strenuous: Carole                                                                                                    Distance : 11 miles From Bolton Abbey passing Bolton Priory and crossing R. Wharfe we follow the river along the Welly Walk and Dales Way and make our way into the Valley of Desolation. Crossing Barden Fell we climb up to Simons Seat (1591ft/485m) for a lunch, hopefully with spectacular views.  We then descend …

Chirk – 29th May 2022

Strenuous: Carole                                                                             Distance : 11 miles A bit of road walking to get out of town, then along the Shropshire Union Canal, over the aqueduct, then towpath as far as Rhosiel, returning by footpaths and lanes to Pont Faen Bridge.  Footpath then along the river,  under the viaduct and aqueduct, then along road back to Chirk.  It should be fairly …

Kirkby Lonsdale – 24th April 2022

Moderate: Pamela                                       Distance :  8.00 miles Our walk today starts at Devil’s Bridge with an uphill climb that gets gentler as we get into the ramble, go under the disused railway, over the Roman road and out to Bindloss Farm.  Weather permitting, we will lunch on the ridge before Tuplot Wood.  We then head down into and around Casterton, the …

Ilkley – 27th March 2022

Strenuous Leader : Donna                             Distance : 10.00 miles Following the River Wharfe a short way, we wend our way through Ilkley heading West into the beautiful Herber’s Ghyll with many bridges.  We exit onto Ilkley Moor with a steep climb, taking a short detour to see the Swastika Stone, if we have time, marking the summit of Rombalds Moor, …

Kendal – 27th February 2022

Strenuous Leader : Paul                                                    Distance : 11.00 miles Helsington Barrows walk – This walk allows views of some of the most famous Lake District and surrounding area and a taste of Spring and Summer aspirations. On a good day, not guaranteed in February, you can view the Lakeland Fells, the Langdale Pikes, the Kent estuary and Morecambe Bay, but sadly …

Skipton – 23rd January 2022

WALKS TODAY Strenuous Leader : Malcolm                                                                  Distance : 9.00 miles We head north west out of Skipton on the road to Stirton and then head up Bog Lane past Tarn House Farm. We leave the road and pick up the Dales High Way to ascend Sharp Haw – if the weather is kind to us we should get some …

West Kirby – 28th November 2021

Strenuous Leader : Carole                                                       Distance : 10.00 miles Starting on the Wirral Way to Ashton Park, then over Caldy Hill and through Stapledon Woods to reach the Newton Grange Trail. On to Royden Park via Frankby Mere, then we cross Thurstaston Common. We descend to the coast via the Dungeon and return to West Kirby along the beach (if the …

Holmfirth – 31st October 2021

Strenuous Leader : Carole                                                                            Distance : 11.00 miles We leave Holmfirth via Victoria Park and Back Lane to join the HVC Walk (Holme Valley Circular) through Upperthong and on to Digley Reservoir. We then join the Kirklees Way to Brownhill Reservoir and carry on along the HVC to White Gate Road. Cross country, on lanes and footpaths returning to …

Clapham – 26th September 2021

Strenuous Leader : Carole                                                                          Distance : 11.00 miles Leaving Clapham along Thwaite Lane, we then start our ascent along Long Lane, passing limestone outcrops, to Sulber. From here we ascend across the fells to the summit of Ingleborough (724m, 2375ft) for hopefully great views. We now start our descent. Firstly, to Little Ingleborough then on via Gaping Gill, Trow …

Buxton – 22nd August 2021

Strenuous Leader : Malcolm                                                     Distance : 10.00 miles We head south out of Buxton through the woodland of the country park to the car park at Grinlow. We then head west to Axe Edge Moor before dropping down to Derbyshire Bridge where we stop for lunch. We take the road through Goyt’s Moss towards Errwood Reservoir before crossing Wild Moor …

Ambleside – 25th July 2021

Strenuous Leader : Malcolm                                                        Distance : 9.00 miles We leave the northern end of Ambleside and climb Wansfell Pike, this is the only sustained steep climb on this walk at 482m.  The views from the top are spectacular on a clear day over Loughrigg to the Old Man of Coniston and the entire length of Windermere.  From here we …