A big thanks to Mark Archer for last Sundays walk through Barbondale. It was a good walk and I haven’t seen as many Foxgloves ever, very pretty. When we were on the tops though it rained heavily, we tried to hitch a lift on a passing Ark but it was for couples only and was full, oh well a drink a cake and a good natter at the end of the walk solved all that. Now on to next Sundays walk (hopefully a drier one), this is from Sedbergh, full details below.
Walk Name: Sedbergh Two Rivers Walk
Approximate Distance: 6.5 miles
Approximate Total Ascent: 394 feet
Approximate walk time: 4 hours
Number of stiles: A few
Condition underfoot: Can be muddy if we have a lot of rain
Walking poles: recommended/not essential
Description: The walk goes to the south of Sedbergh on an old bridleway which is well-signposted and firm underfoot. The return is first along
the quietest of lanes accompanied by the River Dee, going past an old mill and a tiny chapel. The Dee is crossed and then the
Rawthey is followed before it too, is crossed and a return made through the grounds of Sedbergh Public School. The walk goes
high enough in a few places to allow views of the town with Winder behind it, but there is no real climbing. As most hikers keep
to the Howgills, this is likely to be a very quiet walk.
Meeting time and place: Sedbergh Car Park, by the National Park Information Centre at 10.30am. Sedbergh is five miles from Junction 37 of the M6
Contact: Paul on 07887667290 or [email protected] by Friday 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.