- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 20th March 1988-South
Lake District-Broughton in Furness
- On Sunday, March 20th, we are off to Dunnerdale. Where??
This valley is one of the delightful hidden gems of the
South takes where with minimal effort glorious views are
unfolded. The higher you climb the better the view,
although the highest point attained on any walk is only
1735'. Panoramic views of Pillar, Scafells, Coniston
Range and even Yorkshire are supplemented by extensive
vistas of Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary, especially if
we are blessed with the weather enjoyed on the
reconnoitre. We shall leave school at 8.00 am. prompt and
hope to be back in Formby between 7.00 pm. and 7.30 pm.
As agreed at the A.G.M. last Monday the cost of the walks
has been maintained at £3.00 for adults and. £2.00 for
children, thanks in part to the splendid support on last
years walks. Please indicate on the attached slip which
walk you are likely to join and return it to Barbara
Crane at the school office by Thursday, 10th March 1988.
All walks start at Broughton-in-Furness.
Commences in the town square and proceeds North over
fields to Broughton Mills. We then climb to the top of
Knott (925') and thence along a ridge with a high point
at 1183'. A descent is then made prior to climbing to the
summit of Caw (1735'). We then proceed westward to
Stickle Pike (1231') which commences the second part of
the Horseshoe valley walk, taking us due South back to
Broughton-in-Furness. Although total distance appears
moderate the extension to Caw, with a descent prior to
ascent, makes this a full 'A' walk.
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 2700'
Leaders: Merion Williams and Chris Symes
This follows the route of the 'A' walk from its
commencement, but confines itself to the natural
Horseshoe which excludes the extension to Caw. The views
all day are superb with mountains the dominant feature on
the outward journey and extensive views of Morecambe Bay
and the Duddon Estuary on the return trip.
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 1850'
- Leaders: Dave Luty and Keith Ellard
Another option based upon the same fells as the 'A' and
'B'+ walks. Because the general consensus of the leaders
on the reconnoitre was to maximise the opportunities for
members to see this glorious valley and the surrounding
hills, a further walk, omitting only a small part of the
outward 'B'+ walk, has been designed. The walks on these
fells reveal hidden gems of tarns which come as pleasant
surprises, as well as views all round the mountains
Distance: 9¼ miles
- Ascent: 1700'
Leader: John Yabsley
After a suitable coffee sojourn in the local
cafe we walk through fields and lanes to Broughton Mills.
Not to be outdone, and so as to enjoy some of the
beautiful views of Lakeland mountains, we also climb, at
a slow pace, to the summit of Great Stickle (990'). We
then, if time allows, retreat rapidly to the quaint pub
(Blacksmith Arms) at Broughton Mills. (Editors note:-
Forget thoughts of purchasing food-the licensee of this
hostelry, incidentally, with no bar, stocks two packets
of nuts! Sorry, one now that we have been, but does have
nice beer etc. in a setting probably not refurbished
since it was built in the 1740's) We then wander back to
Broughton-in-Furness across lea and meadow.
Distance: 6¾ miles
- Ascent: (measurable) 450'
Leaders: Enid Luty and Jan Yabeley