- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 21st April
- The next walk takes place on Sunday, 21st April 1991, and
is centred around Appleby-in-Westmoreland in the Eden
Valley. It is likely to be muddy in places underfoot and
the Pennines are very exposed so it is well to be
prepared. We leave school as usual at 8.00 a.m. prompt
and should be back by 8.00 p.m. The cost of the coach is
as usual £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. There
will be a toilet stop en route at Burton Service Station
on the M6. Please return slips with cheque to Barbara
Craine, School Office by Thursday, 11th April 1991.
We start in the picturesque village of Dufton and climb
steadily to the east of Dufton Pike before climbing more
steeply up through the mine workings towards Great
Rundale Tarn. We then follow Backstone Edge, where, given
good weather, fine views of the Pennines and across to
the Lakes can be enjoyed. Descending from Backstone Edge
we arrive at the spectacular High Cup Nick. From there we
head south and, contouring around Murton Pike, we reach
Murton and then follow paths through fields and woods to
Distance: 14½ miles
- Ascent: 2400'
Leaders: Ian Blackwell and Ian Mitchell
We start, like the 'A' walk, in Dufton, but follow the
Pennine Way which climbs gently past Dod Hill and Peeping
Hill to Narrow Gate. We pass Hannah's Well and Nickel
Chair before reaching the spectacular High Cup Nick. We
make our way to Appleby in the same way as the 'A' party,
a route which involves no more than 100' of climb after
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 1200'
Leaders: Arthur Jones and Phil Morgan
This starts from Dufton village, and follows the Pennine
Way in a northerly direction for about a mile and a half.
We shall then turn Southeast, and, either climb fairly
steeply over grassy terrain to the top of Dufton Pike
(1600'), which offers superb views over the Vale of Eden
to the Lake District, or walk round the Pike. The descent
is steep but is followed by easy walking over fields, and
then a track, to Keisley (712238). A short stretch of
road follows, then fields to Brackenthwaite, woods to
Shepherd's Cottage, more road, and fields, and we are
back in Appleby.
Distance: 9½ miles
- Ascent: 1200' including Dufton Pike (500' without Dufton Pike)
Leaders: John Hughes and Patrick Ferguson
Commencing just outside the village of Bampton we follow
Frith Lane track to Shepherds Cottage with Flakebridge
Wood to our left. We then proceed Easterly gently uphill
and over open grassland to the village of Murton, with
views of the Northern Pennines beyond. Turning Southwest
we continue by track and path through Langton and then on
to Appleby for refreshments with distant views of
Lakeland if the weather is kind.
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 150'
Leaders: Bob Hutt and Dave Griffiths