- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 12th July 1992-South Lake
District-Broughton in Furness
- Our next club walk is on Sunday, 12th July, and takes us
to Broughton-in-Furness, a charming area of the Lake
District. The fells and valleys North east of Broughton
where our walks take place contain possibly some of the
best walking and views to be found anywhere in the Lake
District. All the walks finish in Broughton, a pleasant
town of some interest. We leave school at 8.00 a.m. prompt and
expect to be back at Formby by 7.30 p.m. The cost remains
£4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children under l8yrs.
Please return slips to Barbara Craine, School Office by
Thursday, 2nd July. There will be a short toilet stop at
Burton Services on the outward journey.
Starting at Torver we climb gently through woods before
reaching open moorland and a climb (steep at the end) up
to Walna Scar Road. We then make the short, steep ascent
of Brown Pike (2237'). From here we head South west to
White Pike (2100') and then descend to cross Caw Moss. An
ascent is then made to the rocky summit of Caw (1735')
from where extensive views of the Scafell Group and South
towards the sea are most impressive. From Caw we continue
Southwest to visit Stickle Pike (1231') and Great Stickle
(1001'). From Broughton Mills we follow field paths to
finish in Broughton-in-Furness.
Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 3000'
Leaders: Arthur Jones and Alan Clarkson
Commences at Torver (Grid ref: 285943) and climbs
Westwards to Bleaberry Hows and Torver High Common. From
here we contour to Caw Moss before climbing The Caw
(1735') with exceptional views in all directions from the
summit. The descent Southwest to Dunnerdale Fells taking
in Stickle Pike (1231') and Great Stickle, with again
great views. A descent to Broughton Mills (Grid ref.
223907) from here a series of paths across fields takes
us to our finish in Broughton-in-Furness.
Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 2350'
Leaders: Ian Mitchell and Phil Morgan
A Beautiful walk with all the best aspects of Lakeland.
Splendid views, hidden tarns, country lanes (long
underused) and wild flowers galore. We start at Torver
and walk South-east to find Beacon Tarn. Turning westward
we skirt Woodland Fell to the hamlet of Woodland
(delightful church) thence to Buttstead Wood. Progress is
then alongside the now disused railway from Coniston to
Ulverston until we reach the superb parkland approach to
Broughton-in-Furness which we cross and only leave 100
yards from coaches. A truly classic 'B' walk.
Distance: 8½ miles
- Ascent: 700'
Leaders: Dave Luty and Patrick Ferguson
This walk, weather permitting, offers splendid views of
'Coniston Old Man'/Duddon Sands etc. with hill, woodland
and meadow paths,. plus possible pub stop at Broughton
Mills if time allows. Some uphill work at the start and
middle sections but on sound tracks and will be taken
Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: 600'
Leaders: Bob Hutt and Dave Griffiths.