Date of walk: 27 June 2021
Walk Name: Great Knoutberry Hill, from Dent Station. (Please note, Dent station is about 4 miles east of Dent, above Cowgill hamlet).
Approximate Distance: 7.5 miles
Approximate Total Ascent: 1600 feet (for those going to top of Knoutberry Hill)
Approximate walk time: 4 hours
Number of stiles: zero
Condition underfoot: good, depending on how much rain between now and walk
Walking poles: not essential
Description: Starting from Dent Station we head up the hill (quite a stiff climb, about 30 minutes) along Coal Rd, turning off to follow a bridleway. Soon there is a choice: either continue along the fairly level path, or a decent climb up Great Knoutberry Hill (spectacular views). We can split into 2 groups if necessary. The 2 routes re-join, and we enter Arten Gill, leading to the magnificent Arten Gill Viaduct. We then go through the pretty hamlet of Stonehouse, where Dent marble used to be cut and polished. The road follows the river until we reach Cowgill hamlet and turn right to climb the hill back to the station. There are several cafes in Dent itself, about 4 miles away.
Meeting place: at start of walk, Dent Station carpark SD 764875; postcode LA10 5RF. (Please note, Dent station is about 4 miles east of Dent, above Cowgill hamlet).
Meeting time: 10.00 am at Dent station.
Maximum number: 15
Contact: Steve and Barbara 01524 66867, 07947 193234, 07479843232 or [email protected] by Friday 25 June 8.00 pm
Walks will be limited to a maximum of 15 people (or as set by the walk leader).
Booking is ESSENTIAL. You must book directly with the leader as once the walk is fully booked there will be a waiting list. Also turning up on the day without booking you will be refused on the walk. If you have booked on a walk and find you are unable to attend please let the walk leader know as soon as possible so that the place is available to someone else.
The walk leader will require your full name and contact phone number as we are required to keep a record of everyone on the walk for a period of 21 days after the walk. After that period the information will be destroyed securely.
As car sharing is not allowed (except for those in a “bubble”) the walk meeting place will be the start of the walk not our normal meeting point in Lancaster. I realise that this will be difficult for those who do not have transport however to enable us to resume walks we must follow this guidance.
You must NOT attend a walk if you have any Covid-19 symptoms, are in a household with someone who has symptoms or have been told to self isolate.
It is suggested that you bring your own alcohol based hand sanitiser, face covering and a basic first aid kit.
Social distancing must be observed on the walk and you must not share food and drink or equipment such as walking poles.
It is also important that if you develop symptoms of Covid-19 within 48 hours of the walk that you must apply for a Covid-19 test and co-operate with NHS contact tracing if requested.
Above all, if you are concerned about the personal risk of participating in group walking, don’t!
There is no pressure to get involved.