- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 17th October 1993-Yorkshire-Horton in
- This month's walks on 17 October are based in the Horton
in Ribblesdale area. We leave school at 8.00 a.m. prompt and
expect to be back in Formby by 8.00 p.m. There will not be a
toilet stop on the outward journey; these facilities
being available at the dropping off points. The cost of
travel is £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children and
students (under 18 years of age). Please return slip with
cheque (not cash) to the school office by Thursday, 7
A long walk for the time of the year, with fine views of
Ingleborough (from almost every aspect) and the
surrounding valleys. Starting at Ingleton, we leave the
Ingleborough path to walk between limestone pavements
over White Scar and Raven Scar with views of Black Shiver
and the Arks. A steep but short climb follows to 'Bag'
Ingleborough before we go downhill towards Horton in
Ribblesdale. If time allows, we will turn north to look
at Alam Pot (have 30p ready).
- Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 750 metres
- Leaders: Gordon Spence and Rick Tynan
Starting at Clapham, we go along Long Lane track past
Long Scar through typical limestone country before
descending to Horton in Ribblesdale. After a toilet stop
and lunch we ascend Pen-y-ghent (694m). Much of
the ascent has been improved by the laying of duckboards
but the final 100m involves some scrambling. The descent
is via the Pennine Way back to Horton in Ribblesdale.
- Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent 2000'
- Leaders: Meirion Williams and Dave Miles
- 'B' Walk
Starting at Horton in Ribblesdale, we ascend
Pen-y-ghent on the route taken by the 'B'+ group. Reaching
the top we turn northwards to Plover Hill and then
descend to Fox up Moor and Hall Pot before returning to
Horton in Ribblesdale. This is a more difficult than
usual 'B' walk as it involves a short scramble and a very
steep descent. This walk is not for anyone who has no
head for heights!
- Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1516'
- Leaders: Dave Griffiths and Keith Ellard
A circular walk from Horton in Ribblesdale (the highest
village in a valley which ends in the Irish Sea beyond
Preston), providing an excellent way to appraise the
varied features of the upper valley of the Ribble. The
first part of the walk follows the river Ribble
downstream and then diverts along an enclosed track,
emerging at the Helwith Bridge Hotel where we will take a
refreshment break. Fully rested, we go along the valley's
main road a short distance before beginning a long,
steady climb up the lower slopes of Pen-y-ghent,
affording us unparalleled views of the valley (weather
permitting). As we continue northwards we branch off to
pass through Brackenbottom and finally past Brant's Gill
Head before returning again to Horton.
- Distance: 6½ miles
- Ascent: 400'
- Leaders: Dave Willis and Vikki Fahey