Range Walking Club
Sunday 12th February 1989-Yorkshire Dales-Grassington
 
We are in the Grassington area of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for the Hot-pot supper walks this year on Sunday, 12th February. The coach will leave school at 8.00 a.m. prompt and we should be back in Formby by 7.30 p.m. There are toilet facilities at the start and end of all walks.The coach cost continues to remain at 3.00 for adults and 2.00 for children. The Hot-pot costs have been restricted to 3.00 per head. The choice of main meal is meat and potatoe pie or plaice, both followed by apple pie and coffee. Venue for the meal is the Coronation Hotel just east of Gisburn on the A59. Will members please indicate below which walk you are likely to join and also the choice of main meal you would like. It would be appreciated if the choice of meal is adhered to on the day as a set number of each choice will be ordered in advance. It should be pointed out that at this time of year underfoot conditions can be very wet and muddy and that weather conditions can be very inclement. Therefore, adequate waterproofs and warm clothing are a must and strong walkng boots or shoes are strongly recommended.

'A' Walk
Starts at the village of Buckden and ascends to the summit of Buckden Pike (2302'). Excellent views are to be enjoyed on clear days. We then descend to Kettlewell before picking up the Dales Way back to Grassington. With lovely Wharfedale a constant feature all day it is a very enjoyable walk in winter and summer alike.

Distance: 13 miles
Ascent: 2000'
Leaders: Merion Williams and Dave Luty

'B' Walk
A pleasant, not too strenuous walk along limestone ways starting at Starbottom. The maximum height climbed is approximately 1100'. Our route takes us through woods and typical Yorkshire Dales scenery including a rather special limestone terrace from which splendid views are possible.

Distance: 9 miles
Ascent: 1100'
Leaders: Keith Ellard and Val Ellard

'C' Walk
A pleasant circular walk starting and finishing at Kettlewell. We set off North-westerly along the east flank of Wharfedale to the village of Starbottom. Following a stony winding track we then ascend North-easterly up the hillside. The climb ends as we follow a turf path with Great Whernside looming ahead (in clear weather). At Cam Head (1690') with Tor Dike (constructed around 70 A.D.) in sight we turn South and gradually descend back to Kettlewell with the beautiful views of Wharfedale to be enjoyed all the way.

Distance: 5¾ miles
Ascent: 1100'
Leaders: Dave Griffiths and Enid Luty