- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 7th July 1985-Appleby in
- The next outing for the walking group will be on Sunday,
7th July, to the Northern Pennines in the Appleby area.
The original idea was to include Cross Fell which at
2390ft. (893 m) is the highest point of all in the
Pennine Range, but from the nearest point accessible by
coach it is a long and not very interesting hike to a
flat moorland summit. The area we shall visit about six
or seven miles to the south of Cross Fell is much more
exciting, provides all the views, and includes High Cup
Gill, a truly remarkable valley and one of the highlights
of the Pennine Way. The coach will leave Range High
School promptly at 8.00 a.m. and we expect to be back in
Formby by about 8.00 p.m. There will be a short
convenience stop at the Tebay service station on the
outward journey, after which the coach will proceed
through Appleby to the delightful little village of
Dufton, where all three walks commence. The cost of the
walks is £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children.
Please indicate on the return slip which walk you are
likely to join and return to Barbara Craine by Thursday,
27th June. If there is no longer a 'contact' at school
but you still wish to receive the letters about the walks
perhaps you would let Barbara Craine know the name of a
new 'contact' or the arrangements made for getting the
letter to you.
- Map. O.S. Sheet 91. 1 : 50,000 Appleby in Westmorland.
From Dufton village the party will proceed North-east
between Dufton Pike 700266 and Blackthwaite Hill 709268,
and ascend the valley of Great Runsdale Beck to the top
of the escarpment near a mine 7l928l. The route then
turns south contouring around Backstone Edge which in
good weather provides superb views across the Vale of
Eden to the Lake District. This leads round to High Cup
Nick, overlooking High Cup Gill. The descent will be via
the Pennine Way on the north side of the valley and then
through the meadows and woodlands to finish in Appleby.
Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 1800 ft.
- Leader: Ken Lamb
From Dufton the route is directly east along the
Pennine Way, past Bow Hall 702250 and Peeping Hill, to
High Cup Nick. This is a very gentle climb of about 1600
ft. with two short steep bits, finishing on the edge of
the level band of resistant volcanic rock, which is the
cause of this unusual valley. The route continues around
the south side, affording splendid views, to Middle
Tongue 733242. It then descends to Harbour Flat farm
722232, and the final section is through meadow and
woodland to Appleby.
Distance: 9½-10 miles
- Ascent: an easy 1600 ft.
Leaders: Patrick Ferguson and Phil Morgan
- Dufton to Appleby. The party will descend into the Vale
of Eden by footpaths through farmland and woods, followed
by a riverside walk into Appleby. There will be time for
exploration of this attractive town which has many old
and historic buildings. Toilet and refreshment facilities
are also available.
Distance: 7½ miles
Leader: David Guiver