- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 22nd November
- The next walk is on November 22nd when we return to the
much loved valley of Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales.
with a series of walks based around the village of
Kettlewell. There will be a toilet stop at Grassington on
the outward journey and refreshments are on sale at the
Racecourse Hotel at the end of the walks in Kettlewell.
The coach will leave school at 8.00 a.m. prompt and we expect
to be back in Formby by 7.00 p.m. The cost remains at
£4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children and students
(under 18 yrs ) Please return slips with cheque to
Barbara Craine, School office. Range High School, by
Thursday, November 12th.
From Conistone (981675) we head NW via The Dib onto the
Bycliffe Road which we take to Mossdale Scar, a water
sinks (016697). We follow Mossdale Beck N then NE as it
climbs onto Great Whernside eventually arriving at the
splendid, rocky summit 2288 ft. Now descending we make
for the cycle-way at (986756) before heading East to the
Starbottom Road and South into Kettlewell.
- Distance: 14 miles
- Ascent: 2000 ft.
Leaders: Garfield Southall and Ken Bryning
- 'B'+ Walk
- This easy 'B'+ walk starts and finishes at Kettlewell,
and makes use of the "Dales Way" and other
footpaths to link together some of the most attractive
features of upper Wharfedale, namely The George." at
Hubberholme, the "White Lion" at Cray, the
"Buck Inn" at Buckden , and the "Fox and
Hounds" at Starbottom.
- Distance: 12 miles.
- Ascent a 1200 ft (You will hardly feel it!)
- Leaders: Dave Purdy and Glenys Poole.
- 'B' Walk
Leaving Kettlewell in a Northerly direction we climb
along Top Mere Road (track) to Cam Head and Ta Dyke a
ditch and earth bank built in roman times. The walk
continues via Sandy Gate to Starbottom Out Moor. Our
descent to Starbottom toy is via the Walden Road. The
walk continues through Starbottom with its 17th century
cottages and Inn'. before crossing Wharfedale and
returning to Kettlewell via a climb over Moor End.
Distance: 8½ miles
- Ascent: 1600 ft.
Leaders: Derek Watchorn and Pete Kenna.
Leaving Kettlewell we climb slowly but steadily in a
Southerly direction above Wharfedale before descending
into Hawkswick, in relatively unspoilt Littondale. Lunch
will be taken by the River Skirfare as we meander
leisurely along its southern bank towards Arncliffe the
original setting for "Emmerdale Farm ". The
return to Kettlewell involves a steeper than usual 'C'
walk climb of 750 ft but this will be taken at a gentle
pace. and with stops, will allow full appreciation of the
views, whilst legs and limbs recover'
Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: 1200 ft.
Leaders: Ray Webb and Mike Woods.