- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 19th March 1989-Yorkshire
- The next walk has been arranged for Sunday, 19th March
1989 in the Malham area of the Yorkshire Dales. As the
Dales are marvellous for walking we have included an
extra excursion, making four walks for choice. At the
recent A.G.M the decision was taken to maintain present
costs of £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. The
coach will leave school as usual at 8.00 a.m. promptly
and should be back in Formby by 7.30 p.m. Toilet
facilities will be available prior to starting on walks.
will members please indicate below which walk you are
likely to join and return tear off slip to school office
by Thursday, 9th March. May we remind members that strong
and waterproof footwear is essential at this time of year
and that adequate waterproof/warm garments are strongly
A long and rewarding walk takes us from
Horton-in-Ribbleadale to Malham along the Pennine Way.
From Horton-in-Ribblesdale we climb Pen-y-Ghent (2273')
and then Fountains Fell (2191') before descending via
Tennent Gill farm to Malham Tarn. We skirt the East side
of the tarn and make for the 'water sinks'. Here we leave
the Pennine Way to scramble down the 'Dry Valley' and
along to the top of Malham Cove. We cross the limestone
pavement to descend on the West side and thus via the
infant River Aire to Malham village.
Distance: 16 miles
- Ascent: 2500'
Leaders: Ken Bryning and Garfield Southall
Starts at Stainforth and heads North-east towards Rough
Close farm and at the moorland road turns South-east to
pick up the path to Turf Hill. Crossing the Pennine Way
we then enter typical limestone country and make our way
down to the East side of Malbam Tarn. At this juncture a
choice can be made as to returning to Malham via, the
Pennine Way and Malham Cove or descend via Gordale Scar
(for the more adventurous!). The walk is through typical
Dale country with plenty to observe and admire.
Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 1600'
- Leaders: Ray Webb and Chris Symes
From our starting point at Settle we walk Northwards
beside the River Ribble as far as Stainforth and then
turn South-east and finally Eastwards to follow the
'Craven Fault'. This takes us through magnificent
limestone scenery via Stainforth Scar, Langcliffe Scar
and Malham Cove. The gradients on this walk are short and
not too strenuous and given good weather (!) fine distant
views of Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Malham Tarn.
- Distance: 9½ miles
- Ascent: 1500'
Leaders: Glenys Poole and Dave Purdy
The walk commences at the village of Hellifield with a
very gentle climb towards Wenningber Hill. Turning East
to Otterburn and then crossing farmland to Airton where
we pick up the Pennine Way route and walk along the River
Aire to Malham. There is no coffee shop at Hellifield but
alternative arrangements are being considered.
Distance: 7 miles
- Leaders: Pete Kenna and Derek Watchorn