Date of walk: 8 May 2022
Walk Name: Calder Vale Bluebells Walk
Walk Leader(s): Steve & Barbara
Approximate Distance: 5.6 miles
Approximate Total Ascent: 870 ft
Approximate walk time: 4 hours
Number of stiles: approximately 19, mainly in second half of walk
Condition underfoot: can be muddy in places, although should be dry this year
Walking poles: recommended
The walk starts with a short climb through the woods surrounded by countless bluebells. We will have a short coffee break at the top of the hill and then return down the path, and go up a steep hill through another extensive area of bluebells, followed by a varied walk in the surrounding area, through fields and lanes. There is a reasonably steep hill about three quarters of the way round the walk. Each year the Calder Vale WI put on homemade cakes and teas in the village hall on each Sunday in May. (See Calder Vale WI Facebook page for more details). This was suspended for the last 2 years because of the pandemic, but this year it has been resurrected, but only for the first 2 Sundays of the month. The plan is to go there after the walk for our drinks and cakes; if it is too busy we would go to Daisy Clough nurseries tearooms instead (PR3 1AN).
Meeting time: 10.00 am
Meeting place: Lappet Mill, right down by the river; postcode PR3 1SP, grid reference SD5332 4579.
Driving time from Lancaster: 30 minutes
Driving distance from Lancaster: 13 miles
Maximum number for this walk: 16
Contact: Steve And Barbara 07479843232 or [email protected] by 8.00 pm Friday 6 May
Walks will be limited to a maximum as set by the walk leader (see above)
Booking is ESSENTIAL. You must book directly with the leader (usually by 8.00 pm on the Friday prior to the walk) as once the walk is fully booked there will be a waiting list. Also if you turn 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.
We are trying to car share as much as possible, both to conserve fuel and because there is often limited parking at the start of a walk. See Lancaster Walking Group WhatsApp group for info, either to offer a lift, or to see if a lift is available for that walk.