Lancaster & Morecambe Walking & Social Group

January 2019
Sun 6th
9.30 am
Nicky Nook, 4 miles easy, quiet lanes and muddy tracks. Up from the Apple Store car park and along a quiet lane to Fell End farm, returning via Grizedale on tracks, some of which are likely to be muddy. We have the option at the end of climbing Nicky Nook.

As this is a relatively short walk it will be a half day, meeting at the usual car park in Lancaster at 9-30 am or the parking space on the lane opposite the Apple Store cafe, Wyresdale Park, Scorton at 10-00 with an aim to have completed the walk by lunchtime.

Please note: my mobile phone has stopped working so I will only be contactable via email (tonyblatchford999@gmail.com) or on the landline, 01524 923889. Please let me know by 8pm on a Friday evening, I am out on Saturday and will not be able to take calls.


Sun 13th
10.00am
Hampsfell (Grange) 4 miles Moderate
The walk starts at the pay and display carpark on the front at Grange, on the left past the first parade of shops; turn left at the roundabout coming into Grange. Meet at this carpark at 10.45 am or the usual carpark in Lancaster (triangle one near Sainsburys) at 10.00 am.

The walk has a reasonable climb to begin with, and on the summit are fantastic views over Morecambe Bay as well as the Lake District. Also on top is the Hampsfell Hospice, a Victorian shelter which makes a great spot for lunch.
Contact: Steve & Barbara 0152466867, 07947193234 or shackletons@btinternet.com by Friday evening 8.00 pm so we can coordinate lifts.
Thur 17th
6.00pm
Social Evening at The Britannia

Contact: Caroline (01524) 923248 or 07958 241 000
Sun 20th
9.30 am
Crummockdale (Clapham) 6 miles Easy/medium. Meet at triangle carpark near Sainsburys in Lancaster at 9.30 am.

Contact: Rebecca (01524) 848767 or 07591 984 659 by 8.00 pm Friday evening.
Sun 27th
10.00am
Heysham Nature Reserve
The walk is 5.5 miles and easy starting at The Battery in Morecambe walking along the promenade at Sandylands to Heysham Village, then past Heysham Church and over Heysham Barrows to Half Moon Bay. From Half Moon Bay we follow the road past the harbour to the Nature Reserve and through the nature reserve to a quiet beach near the Ocean Edge Caravan Park. We return to the Battery taking the reverse route with a stop at the Half Moon Bay Cafe if requested or finish at the cafe at the Battery. Please contact Paul on 01524412024 or 07887667290 or on paul@lancasterwalkinggroup.co.uk to confirm your attendance and so that transport can be arranged from Lancaster if necessary. Meet in usual place at Lancaster at 9.30 or at the Battery at 10.00. PLEASE CONFIRM BY FRIDAY EVENING as I am out all day on Saturday.

February 2019
Sun 3rd
10.00am
Brigsteer Woods and Scout Scar
The walk which is approximately 7 miles will start from the car park at Sizergh Castle at 10.30am and takes us through Brigsteer Woods to Barrowfield climbing to Underbarrow Scar and returning to Sizergh Castle via St John’s Church at Helsingham. It is a moderate walk the only climb being from Barrowfield to the top of the scar which although relatively steep is only a short climb.
Meet at Lancaster carpark at 10.00 am or carpark at Sizergh Castle 10.30 am.
Contact: Mike on 07720186041, 01524 734867 or jmtarbuck@btinternet.com
DUE TO A VERY POOR FORECAST THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Sun 10th
10.00am
Abbeystead
Circular walk from Abbeystead via Tarnbrook, about five miles and easy. Meet at 10am in usual car park in Lancaster. Contact Viv before Friday on 07542190864 to arrange lifts.
Sun 17th
10.00am
Orrest Head 5 miles Easy

Contact: Caroline (01524) 923248 or 07958 241 000
Thurs 21st
6.00pm
Social Evening at Spaghetti House

Contact: Trish 07985 179 461
Sun 24th
10.00am
Bentham 6 miles Easy

Contact: Rebecca (01524) 848767 or 07591 984 659

March 2019
Sun 3rd
10.00am
Rebecca will be leading next Sunday’s walk, details as follows.
Melling/Burton in Lonsdale. 6 miles easy. Please note new meeting place: Halfords/PC World car park in Lancaster. It is only 2 minutes walk from the triangle carpark near Sainsburys that we have been using up until now. Meet there at 10.00 am. Please contact Rebecca on 01524848767 or 07591984659 by Friday evening so that lifts in cars can be organised.
Sun 10th
10.00am
Ribchester 5.5 Miles Easy along good tracks much of the way.

Contact: Mike on 07720186041, 01524 734867 or jmtarbuck@btinternet.com
Sun17th
10.00.am
Cartmel 6 miles
Meet at the car park outside Halfords at 9-30 am, or at the entrance to the Cartmel race course car park by 10-30 am.
The walk will be about 6.5 miles, easy, around the tracks, fields and woods towards Holker then back to Cartmel.
As usual, if people could let us know by 8-00pm on Friday evening we can organise transport etc.
Contact: Tony and Judith
(01524) 923889 or 07402 177 946
Thurs 21st
6.00pm
Social Evening at Wetherspoons

Contact: Trisha 07985 179 461
Sun 24th
10.00am
Rydal Round 8 miles Easy

Contact: Chris (01524) 382465 or 07733 935 323
Sun 31st
10.00am
Whittington/Kirkby Lonsdale 6 miles Easy

Contact: Rebecca (01524) 848767 or 07591 984 659

April 2019
Sun 7th
10.00am
Easdale Tarn Grasmere 5 miles Moderate

Contact: Steve and Barbara (01524) 66867 or 07947 193 234
Thur 11th
6.00pm
Social and Planning Evening at Tony & Judiths

Contact: Tony and Judith
(01524) 923889 or 07402 177 946
Sun 14th
10.00am
Kings Meaburn 5 miles Easy

Contact: Mike on 07720186041, 01524 734867 or jmtarbuck@btinternet.com
Sun 21st
10.00am
Barbondale 8 miles Moderate

Contact: Tony and Judith
(01524) 923889 or 07402 177 946
Sun 28th
9.45am
Over Wyresdale from Abbeystead 7 miles Easy/Moderate. 700ft Ascent

Contact: Annik 07773581622