- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 13th October
- The next walk will take place on Sunday, 13 October, and
though it will be somewhat longer than the September one
- after all, you had a gentle start to the season and are
now back in form! - there will be less climbing involved.
The area to be visited is Upper Wharfedale, and all three
walks offer splendid views over the valley and
surrounding hills. The coach will leave school at 8.00 a.m. and we hope to be back by about 7.00
p.m. There will
be a short stop at Gisburn if people require it on the
outward journey. There are toilet facilities available at
Kettlewell where both the 'B' and 'C' walks commence. The
cost of the walks will be £3.00 for adults and £2.00
for children. Please indicate on the return slip which
walk you are likely to join and return it to Barbara
Craine by Thursday, 3rd October.
MAPS. O.S. 1:50,000 Sheet 98; 1:25,000 Malham and
This walk will start from the little village of
Starbotton, (Grid Ref. 954748) by following a steep track
eastwards to climb over Top Mere, a moorland area rather
than a summit. It will then follow more level ground
above Tor Dyke to cross the Kettlewell-Leyburn road at
its highest point. From there the party will turn S.E.
and then south. If the weather and visibility are good
the walk will ascend and follow the moorland ridge of
Great Whernside (summit 402739). If conditions are poor
the terrace about 500 ft. below may be followed. The
latter part of the walk is on the very different and much
drier limestone terrain. Limestone pavements, scars, and
a curious feature known as Conistone Pie, are of interest
on the way to Grassington, where all walks finish.
Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 1800 ft
- Leaders: Patrick Ferguson and Ken Lamb
From Kettlewell, a delightful little village, the party
will follow a path beside Dawber Beck which gradually
becomes steeper before reaching the terrace below Great
Whernside. Depending on conditions at the time a decision
will be taken on whether to ascend to the summit and
follow the moorland ridge, or follow the terrace below.
Alternatively the party might wish to split into two
groups. The rest of the walk is as for the 'A' party.
Distance: Approx. 10 miles
- Ascent: 1100 ft. or 1500 ft. including Great Whernside
Leaders: Arthur Jones and Phil Morgan
There will be some time to spend in the rather delightful
village of Kettlewell before starting the walk along a
minor road towards Conistone, There follows an easy ascent
of about 500 ft. through meadows and woods to a more or
less level grassy track below the limestone scars,
leading to Conistone Pie. From this point all three
parties follow the same route to Grassington.
Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: 500 ft.
Leader: David Guiver