Lancaster & Morecambe Walking Group

June 2021
Sun 6th
10.00 am
Sizergh 6/7 Miles
Max of 12 people.
Contact: Tony on 07402177946 email [email protected] before 8.00pm on Friday 4 June
Sun 13th
10.00 am
Glasson/Cockerham
Contact: Mark Archer [email protected] or by text on 07803373048
Sun 20th
10.00 am
Stavely Tarns (Potters Tarn & Gurnal Dubs) Circular 6/7miles Easy/Moderate Ascent 950ft
Contact: Paul on 07887667290 or [email protected]
Sun 27th
10.00am
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
Grade: moderate
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
Covid instructions
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.




July 2021
Sun 4th
10.30 am
Brownthwaite Pike round from Barbon

If you look at the fells from Ruskin’s View in Kirkby Lonsdale, you will see an interesting looking fell with an angular summit. This is Brownwaite Pike…height 1437 feet and well worth a visit!

DIRECTION
Parking: Barbon Village Hall Satnav: LA6 2LL near tearooms in Barbon.
Travel to Kirkby Lonsdale and turn left at Devil’s Bridge. Go past the bikes towards Casterton and after Casterton village take the right fork to Barbon. Plenty of parking at village hall carpark before the tearooms. Meet Sunday 4th July at 10.30am

DISTANCE 8.5 miles

ASCENT 1350ft approx.

TERRAIN The walk starts by traversing the length of delightful Barbondale – a true gem around here. We then head upwards towards Bull Pot, the scene of a subterranean, hairy moment for me in my youth when I struggled to ascend an awkward pitch, but survive I did! We then aim towards Brownthwaite Fell itself with an ascent along a country road, then across fields with cantankerous sheep, before arriving at the summit cairn overlooking Kirkby Lonsdale and beyond. We then descend to Fellfoot Road with the option to either follow the road or else a slightly longer return across the fields to Barbon.

This walk is graded as moderate with two climbs but nothing severe, however a degree of fitness and resolve is expected for those considering undertaking this walk because of its length and distance

WEATHER If the weather is bad, we’ll moan a bit but do bring waterproof trousers, kagoule or over trousers if you have them.

DOGS The sheep on the approach to Brownthwaite Pike were quite feisty when I reccied the walk two months ago. Whether that was due to the fact they didn’t agree with Brexit or whatever I’ve no idea, but it might be prudent to leave dogs at home on this walk.

CONTACT
If you wish to join my walk, message me on Mobile: 0780 3373 048 or email me on [email protected] by the evening Friday 2nd July.
Covid instructions
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



Sun 11th
10.30 am
Sedbergh- Two Rivers Walk 6.5miles Easy/Moderate
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]
Thurs 15th
6.00 pm
Social: Greaves Park
Contact: Steve & Barbara 01524 66867, 07479843232, 07947193234 or [email protected]
Sun 18th
10.00 am
Long Meg and her Daughters Long Meg and Lacy’s caves walk which is 6 miles in length. Starting from Little Salkeld at 10.30am. Parking at the Y junction in the village parking area. The route follows the River Eden and we visit Lacy’s Caves before progressing along a road visiting a small church on the way. Then the highlight of the walk is Long Meg and her daughters before proceeding downhill and back to the cars. There are stiles as we go along the River Eden.
Maximum of 15 people so please book your place as soon as possible by contacting Geoff on 07841499845 (preferably by text) or e-mail on [email protected] and certainly before 8.00pm on Friday 16 July 2021.
Sun 25th
10.15 am
Date of walk: 25 July
Walk Name: Askham Fell and Heughscar Hill
Approximate Walk Distance: 6 miles
Approximate Total Ascent: 770 feet
Approximate walk time: 4 to 5 hours
Grade: moderate
Number of stiles: none
Condition underfoot: good
Walking poles: not essential
Description: Askham fell, near Penrith. Beautiful views of Ullswater from Heughscar Hill, after a moderate climb of about one hour. The rest of the walk is mainly a gentle descent.
Meeting time: 10.15 am for 10.30 am start
Meeting place: Askham village hall/swimming pool car park
Maximum number: 15
Approximate driving time/distance from Lancaster: one hour/47 miles.
Contact: Steve & Barbara 07479843232, 01524 66867 or [email protected] by Friday 8.00 pm
Website: https://lancasterwalkinggroup.co.uk
Covid instructions
See homepage


August 2021
Sun 1st
10.00 am
Stavely Tarns (Potters Tarn & Gurnal Dubs) Circular 6/7miles Easy/Moderate Ascent 950ft
Contact: Paul on 07887667290 or [email protected]
Sun 8th
Shap 5.75/6 Miles Easy Moderate
Contact: Geoff on 07841499845 (preferably by text) or e-mail on [email protected] and certainly before 8.00pm on Friday 6 August 2021
Sun 15th
10.00 am
Stainforth
Contact: Steve & Barbara 01524 66867, 07479843232, 07947193234 or [email protected]
Sun 22nd
10.00 am
Brennand & Whitendale
Contact Annik 0152435340
Sun 29th
10.00am
Two Castles: Pendragon and Lammerside 6.25 Miles Easy/Medium
Contact: Mike 01524734687 or 07720186041