- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 5th December
- The next outing for the walking group is to the northern
part of Bowland, near Abbeystead, and will take place on
Sunday, 5 December. Only two walks have been planned
because of the time of year (roughly to an A/B and B/C
standard). The coach must leave by 8.30 a.m. so please
assemble for 8.15 a.m. We should be back in Formby by 5.30 p.m. Convenience stops will be made on the outward and
return journeys. Both walks cover wet and muddy ground so
suitable footwear, protective clothing and refreshments
should be brought. The cost of the walks is £2.50 for
adults and £1.50 for children. Please indicate on the
attached slip which walk you intend to join and return it
to the school by Thursday, 25 November. Details of the
walks arc given below.
- The walk starts from the Jubilee Tower on the
Quernmore-Trough of Bowland road and proceeds to the
summit of Grit Fell (1540') and thence due east to Ward's
Stone (1850'). On a clear day excellent views are to be
had of the surrounding fells, Morecambe Bay and the
Lakes, Two miles further east we descend from the Fells
via the valley of the Farnbrook Wyre - the last couple of
miles back to the coach at Abbeystead are on the road. It
is essential that participants in this walk have the
right boots, waterproofs and warm clothing as the paths
are likely to be muddy and long sections are quite
exposed. Most of the walk is over private land with
limited access to the public.
Distance: 10/11 miles
- Ascent: 1000'
Leaders: S Holmes and J McEvoy
A winter ramble through pleasant Lancashire countryside.
Starting from Abbeystead the walk proceeds eastwards
above the valley of Farnbrook Wyre and returns westward
via the wooded valley of Marsham Wyre. It is likely to be
very wet and muddy so boots are absolutely essential.
Distance: 7 miles
Leaders: K Parks and J Gilmore