- Range Walking Club (Walk Cancelled
Through Lack of Interest)
- Sunday 13th November
- The next outing for the walking club will take place on
Sunday, 13 November, to the Castleton area of Derbyshire.
The coach will leave the school promptly at 8.00 am. so
please assemble for 7.45 a.m. we expect to be back in
Formby by 6.00 p.m. The cost of the walks is £3.00 for
adults and £2.00 for children. Details of each walk are
given below. Please indicate on the return slip which
walk you intend to join and return it to the school
office by Thursday, 3 November, 1983.
From the car park in Edale (124853) the route follows the
Pennine Way via Grindsbrook Clough to Kinder Downfall
(082889). From Kinder Downfall the walk continues via the
Pennine Way (Alternative route) to Edale passing Jacob's
Ladder and Upper Booth. The final part of the route is
from Edale to Castleton (148829) via Hollins Cross and
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 1800 ft
Leader: Mr G Orchard.
The walk will start at Castleton and we shall pass
through pleasant farmland to ascend the summit of Loose
Hill. From here we shall proceed along the ridge over
Back Tor, Barker Bank and on up to Mam Tor. The return to
Castleton will be across the moors, dropping down via
Pordale to complete the circuit round the hills.
Distance: 9 miles approx
- Ascent: 1800 ft. approx.
Leader: Miss J C Wright
The 'C' walk will start from Castleton after a suitable
interval for coffee. We shall proceed up hill by a zigzag
path taken at a gentle pace to the view point at Hollins
Cross, and then up the ridge to Mam Tor, The total climb
is 1000ft. for the day, with (we hope) beautiful views
from the top to make the effort worth it. After lunch, we
will proceed down hill via the old (unused) road to
Castleton where there will be time to explore the village
and castle, or descend into one of the famous caves
before returning to the coach at 3.45 p.m.
Distance: 5½ miles
- Ascent: 1000 ft.
Leader: Mrs A Orman.