- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 17th March
- The next walk takes place on Sunday,17th March 1991 and
is centred around the Yorkshire Peaks with walks starting
and finishing at Ingleton and Clapham. Whilst Spring may
be upon us the conditions, particularly those underfoot,
may still resemble winter, therefore full weatherproof
gear should be taken. We leave school as usual at 8.00
a.m. prompt and should be back by 7.00 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 Forton
Service Station on the M6. Please return slips to Barbara
Craine, in the School Office by Thursday, 7th March.
Chasms, caves, waterfalls, peaks, pot-holes and a pub!
Our feature packed walk starts in Clapdale Wood (15p
entry fee), past Ingleborough Cave and through Trow Gill
to Gaping Gill. A steep pull takes us onto Ingleborough
(2373') with views from the lakes to the Pennines. We
drop to the Inn at 743777 for a wee drop then via
Chapel-le-dale and the path above Scales Moor 720773 to
Scar End and South to our finish in Ingleton.
Distance: 15 miles
- Ascent: 2500'
Leaders: Garfield Southall and Ken Bryning
A circular walk with a pick 'n mix' option starting and
finishing at Clapham. From the car park we walk NE past
Ingleborough Cave and Trow Gill then over Long Scar to
Sulber Gate. Turning South through Thieves Moss we then
walk down the East side of Crummock Dale to Wharfe where
field paths and tracks lead back to Clapham via Austwick
(possible pub?). To make the walk a reasonable length the
party can choose 1 of 2 options.
a) at Trow Gill turn NW to Gaping Gill pot hole and
return to the main route or
- b) at Wharfe turn SE then S to Feizor then back through
Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 1000' max
- Leaders: Dave Purdy and Glennis Poole
Starting at Ingleton we climb up Meal Bank, through Lenny
Wood to Beezley Farm. The gradual climb continues onto
Twistleton Scar End. We then proceed for three miles
along the flank of Rigg Side and West Fell to Eller Beck
where we descend to Chapel-le-Dale. We return to Ingleton
via the route of the Roman Road for 3.5 miles.
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 500'
Leaders: Pete Kenna and D Watchorn
Commencing at the picturesque Yorkshire village of Clapham
we follow the Ingleborough Nature Trail (15p entrance
fee) beside the Lake and Clapham Beck to Ingleborough
Cave. After Trow Gill we climb steadily but at a gentle
pace to the high point of the day, Long Scar (1266'),
where, weather permitting, we should be afforded scenic
views of Ingleborough. Descending via Crummock Dale to
Austwick we should find time for post-lunch refreshments
in the local hostelry (if permitted!). We return to
Clapham by means of the 'undulating' Thwaite Lane.
Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: 750'
Leaders: Chris Symes and Ray Webb