- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 8th February 1981-Trough of Bowland
- The next excursion of the walking section will take place on Sunday, 8th
February 1981, to Chipping/Dunsop Bridge area in The Lancashire Bowland
district. Cost of the trip will be £2.00 for adults, £1.00 for children.
The coach will leave the school car park at 8.45 a.m. and is expected to
return at approximately 7.00 - 7.30 p.m.
When the groups finish their excursions, a meal can be provided at a
Chipping restaurant. The menu is: meat and potato pie, peas, followed by a
sweet and tea or coffee (if preferred, at extra cost). This high tea will
be taken at 4.30 p.m. and will cost £1.80 per person. It is essential
that exact numbers requiring a meal are confirmed a week before the walk.
We should be grateful, therefore, if you would indicate your requirements
on the attached slip and send it with the appropriate fee to reach Mr
Farthing in room 4 during any morning tutor group period but certainly by
9.30 a.m. Monday, 26th January. Details of the three walks being offered
are set out below. It would be helpful if you would indicate on the return
slip the group which you intend to join.
- The walk is from Dunsop Bridge to Chipping. The route is not strenuous
being a steady climb from Dunsop Bridge to Brown Berry Plain, level ground
to Parlick Pike with grass, heather, peat underfoot. A short sharp descent
to the road, Chipping and food. As usual boots and protective clothing
should be worn as much of the walk covers exposed ground. Depending on the
weather the view should be good. (Our visibility varied between 50 - 100
yds. when on the plain!).
Distance: Approx 10 miles
Leaders: K Ellard and P Freeth
- Out of Chipping to Windy Harbour then a fairly short sharp ascent from
Fell Foot to the top of Parlick Pike, along Blindhurst Fell then dropping
down to Bleasdale and so back to Chipping via Blindhurst, Weather
permitting this should be a fairly easy walk, though possibly very wet
underfoot. We rendezvous with parties 'A' and 'C' for high tea.
Distance: Approx 9 miles
Leaders: A Freeth and J Yabsley
- This is an easy low level ramble through very pleasant countryside. It
is a circular walk starting and finishing at Chipping with no climbs of
any significance. Ancient and peaceful Chipping is one of the loveliest
villages in Bowland and the walk gives fine views of the surrounding fells
(this is of course weather permitting). Waterproof footwear is advisable
as some of the terrain is subject to casual water therefore likely to
prove muddy if conditions turn out to be wet.
Leaders: D Luty and C Symes
Toilets are available at Chipping and Dunsop Bridge. A change of footwear is necessary
for those people who wish to take a meal in the restaurant.