Programme May to August 2018

May 2018
Sun 6th
Unfortunately Philip has had to cancel his walk for today. Please call Rebecca on 01524848767; 07591984659. She has agreed to put on a walk if people wish.
Sun 13th
Calder Vale 5.5 Miles Fairly Easy. Lots of bluebells to see, followed by tea and homemade cakes at the village hall in Calder Vale. Usual meeting place. Please let us know if you intend to go, preferably by end of Friday.

Contact: Steve & Barbara Tel: 01524 66867 or 07947193234 or
Thurs 17th

Contact: Caroline Tel: 07958241000
Sun 20th
Wansfell starting at Troutbeck Church 10-45 am then walk to Ambleside before climbing Wansfell which is a steep 40 min climb. Total of 7 miles. Lovely views. Meet in Lancaster car park 9.45 am. Contact Chris on 01524 382465 or 07733935323

Sun 27th
Mike's walk, details as follows: Details for my walk St Sunday's Beck and Blease Hall on Sunday 27th May 2018 are:-
Either meet at the car park opposite Sainsbury's (Lancaster) at 10 am or make your way to the start at the Punch Bowl Inn at Barrows Green on the A65 (1 mile past Endmoor) at 10.30 am.

The walk is 5 miles approximately through meadows and woodland with the opportunity to ascend "the Helm" which is a small hill at the end of the walk (those who do not wish to climb may continue along the metalled lane to the start). Tea and cakes will be available at the end of the walk at Greenlands (opposite the Longlands)
Contact Mike on 07720186041 or 01524 734867 by end of Friday (25 May) if you wish to go, so that lifts can be sorted out before the walk as far as possible.
June 2018
Sun 3rd
Mike is doing this walk; details as follows: My walk on the 3rd June 2018 will be Levens Park and Heversham Head which is 5 miles with a climb to the top of Heversham Head which offers stunning views over the Kent Estuary. Tea and cakes will be available at the end of the walk at Levens Hall. Walk starts from the bridge opposite Levens Hall. Please contact me on 07720186041 or 01524 734867 by the end of Friday (1st June) so that lifts can be organised before the walk as far as possible.

Sun 10th
Stainforth. Approximately 5 miles.

Details of the walk: Walk from Stainforth village, north of Settle, along the Penine bridleway to Langcliffe then back along the river to Stainforth Force waterfalls. Generally easy walking with one ascent and descent.

Please let either Steve or Barbara know if you are going by 8pm on Saturday 9th June so transport can be arranged.

Meeting point is the usual car park in Lancaster at 10am.

Contact 07479843232, 07947193234, 01524 66867 or
Sun 17th

Dent 6 Miles Easy
Meet at usual carpark at 10.00 am.

Contact Rebecca Tel: 01524 848767 or 07591984659 by end of Friday 15 June so that lifts can be arranged.
Thurs 21st
The Borough (Booking required before 14th June)

Contact: Trish Tel:07985179461
Sun 24th
10.00 am
Newbiggin and Hutton Roof Crags
The walk is 7 miles, moderate. Currently the ground is relatively hard with very little soft/muddy patches whilst the rocks on Hutton Roof and Newbiggin Craggs are not slippery at present. There is Lupton Brook to cross which is not deep at its crossing point but should there be rain between now and then one needs to be prepared for wet feet and I suggest people bring a small towel just in case.

Usual starting place in Lancaster at 10.00 am or 10.45 am from the road running between the two crags at its highest point. This is reached by taking the A6070 at Tewitfield to Clawthorpe just beyond Burton-in-Kendal where you turn right. There are places to park on both sides of the road.
Contact: Mike Tel: 07720186041 or 01524 734867
July 2018
Sun 1st
Askham Fell 6 Miles Moderate, total ascent 773 ft. Beautiful views of Ullswater from Heughscar Hill, after a moderate climb of about one hour.

Contact: Steve & Barbara Tel:01524 66867 or 07479843232 or 07947193234 or
Sun 8th
Walk Sunday 8th July, Sizergh Castle to Scout Scar, 7 miles (shorter
option of 5.5 miles)

The walk will start at the National Trust car park (free parking) at
Sizergh Castle, and go to Brigsteer Woods before heading along the
edge of Scout Scar. We climb up to the top of the Scar and a cairn,
and then follow a path to the Mushroom view point for lunch (the
shorter option heads back to the Castle from the Cairn). The views are
excellent, across the Lyth valley into the Central Lakes, and on a
clear day Scafell Pike can be seen.

After lunch we return to the Cairn, then return to the Castle via Holesack farm.

The weather forecast is for hot weather, so bring plenty of drink,
suncream, sunhats, etc.

The meeting point will be the usual car park in Lancaster at 10am, or
in the car park at Sizergh Castle at 10-30 to 10-45am. Tea and cake
afterwards from the café at the Castle.

Please contact Tony & Judith by 8-00pm on Friday 6th July to arrange transport etc. on 01524923889 or

Sun 15th
Loughrigg. The walk is 6 miles around Loughrigg. Please note that we will start at 9am at the usual car park, and the actual start of the walk will be 1030 am by the church at the entrance to Rothay Park in Ambleside.

Contact: Jennifer Tel: 07434094938 or 01524 382465
Thur 19th
6.30 pm
Social & Planning at Judith & Tony's

Contact: Judith & Tony Tel :01524923889 or 07402177946
Sun 22nd
9.30 am
Slaidburn 6.5 Miles moderate. Rebecca would like to meet at 9.30 am at the usual carpark in Lancaster.

Contact: Rebecca Tel: 01524 848767
Sun 29th
Kingsdale 6 miles, easy.

Contact Rebecca on 01524 848767 or 07591984659
August 2018
Sun 5th
Chipping 8 Miles Easy

Contact: Viv Tel: 07542190864
Sun 12th
The walk this Sunday, 12th August, is a 5 mile route starting from The Crosskeys Inn, Cautley Spout, Sedbergh and following good tracks around Wandale Hill, with good views of the Howgills and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The area is very quiet, off the beaten track and rarely visited.

There is an option, after the main walk, for a visit to Cautley Spout waterfall, this will add approximately another mile to the walk, but can be omitted for a coffee and cake stop at The Crosskeys Inn.

The walk itself involves a river crossing using a ford, this was not ankle deep a couple of weeks ago but please wear good walking boots (waterproof) as a good grip will be needed on wet stones. A walking stick for additional balance would be useful.

Please let us know by 8pm on Friday 3rd August if you are coming, so we can organise transport. The meeting place will be the usual car park in Lancaster, next to the fire station, at 10am on Sunday, or just past the Crosskeys Inn on the A683, out of Sedbergh heading in the Kirby Stephen direction (post code LA10 5NE) at 10:45am.

There is a small parking area approx 50m past the pub, next to a footpath sign for Cautley Spout.
Contact Judith and Tony 01524923889 or
Thurs 16th
The Britannia (Ullswater Road)

Contact: Caroline Tel: 07958241000
Sun 19th
Crummockdale 6 Miles Easy

Contact: Rebecca Tel: 01524 848767
Sun 26th
Brennand & Whitendale from Dunsop Bridge 8 Miles Moderate.
We will meet at the usual car park in Lancaster at 9.45. The walk is 8 miles with 1500 feet of ascent. The first part follows a farm access lane from Dunsop Bridge to Brennand Farm and then climbs up over moorland before descending to Whitendale valley. It then follows a path above a river (which could be wet) before rejoining the outward route to return to Dunsop Bridge.

Please could people let me know by Friday evening if they are thinking of coming so that I can organise the transport.

Many thanks

Contact: Annik Tel: 07773581622