- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 19th November 1989-Trough
- For those who survived the recent 'gig' and those unable
to attend, This months walks are in the quiet but
beautiful Trough of Bowland area of Lancashire. The day
is Sunday, 19th November, and we leave school as usual at
8.00 a.m. and return to Formby at approximately 7.00 p.m.
There will be a toilet stop on the outward journey. The
cost is still £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children.
Please complete the slip attached, indicating which walk
you are likely to join and return it to Barbara Craine,
School office by Thursday, 9th November.
This walk has sharp contrast between forested river
valleys and stark open grouse moor, and abounds with wildlife, grouse, deer etc. Starting at Dunsop Bridge we
follow the River Dunsop to Foot Holme, then via the
western flank of Middle Knoll we descend into Whitendale.
We follow the river to Brim Clough then climb to the
Roman Road below Hard Hill Top. We then cross open
moorland to Tower Hill (1784') where on a good day
extensive views of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales
are possible. Heading South we pick up the ridge S.E. via
Reeves Edge to Croasdale House and then to Slaidburn.
Distance: 14½ miles
- Ascent: 1700'
Leaders: Ken Bryning and Garfield Southall
A fairly gentle 'B'+ walk to be taken at a moderate pace.
From Newton we walk N.W. to Gamble Hole Farm, then West
via fields and farm tracks through Beatrix to cross River
Dunsop just North of village. We then go to Hareden
followed by an easy climb (1600') to the highest point of
our walk. Crossing the Hodder at Burholme Bridge and
return via Hodder Bank Fell with the final stroll via a
pleasant river to Slaidburn.
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 1400'
Leaders: Dave Purdy and Ray Webb
Leaving Slaidburn by way of the churchyard, we walk South
through the grounds of Dunnow Hall and then climb gently
through Easington and Smelfthwaites to Standridge Hill.
Crossing Easington Fell we descend through Grindleton
Fell Forest before turning North again through Lane Ends
and Harrop on the way back to Slaidburn.
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1200'
Leaders: Peter Kenna and Chris Symes
This is a varied walk with not much climbing along the
foot of the fells from Slaidburn to Dunsop Bridge and
then along the river to Newton where the coach will be
waiting to take us back to the main picking up point at
Slaidburn. Should time permit it may be possible for more
energetic members to continue the riverside walk from
Newton to Slaidburn, a further l.5 miles.
Distance 7½ miles
Leaders: Derek Watchorn and Glenys Poole