- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 22nd January 1995-Kirkby
- A Happy New Year to you all, We kick off in the Kirkby
Lonsdale area on Sunday 22 January. Please note that you
are receiving these notes a few days later than usual but
we must have the slips back by Thursday as usual (ie 12th
January) to book the coaches. Please also note that the
weather has been extremely wet recently; ground
conditions are likely to be very wet underfoot hence
boots are essential and, at this time of the year
particularly, plenty of warm clothing.
We leave school as usual at 0800 hrs prompt and leave Kirkby
Lonsdale at 1700 hrs so please do not go for refreshments
if you do not have sufficient time to be on the coach for
1700 hrs. The cost of travel is £4.00 for adults and
£2.00 for children and students in full-time
education. Please return slip with cheque (not cash) in
an envelope marked "RANGE WALKING CLUB" by Thursday, 12
A chance to tread and explore areas we so often race past
on the way to the Lakes. We start in the village of
Warton (Grid ref SD 500725), walking over the
Leighton Hall estate and nature reserve to the 'Fairy
Steps', an enchanted wooded limestone hill near Beetham.
A treck across fields and under the M6 leads to the
limestone plateau of Farleton Fell (244m), the
largest outcrop west of the Yorkshire Dales. A final dash
across fields and track leads us into Kirkby Lonsdale.
Whilst little height is involved, this is a long walk
over some 'tacky' ground - be prepared to wade !
- Distance: 16 miles
- Leaders: Ken Bryning and Garfield Southall
- 'B'+ Walk
This circular walk starts and finishes at Devil's Bridge
on the A683 in Kirkby Lonsdale. There are toilet
facilities near the bridge and also a mobile snack bar
which dispenses superb bacon butties! Country lanes, farm
tracks, field and woodland paths combine to make an
attractive walk with varied scenery (provided the
"recce" mist has gone!). Heading east from the
start, the route is via High Casterton and Bindloss Farm
then north along Fellfoot Road. Turning east, we climb
Fell Road and use moorland tracks to skirt Brownthwaite
Pike, eventually descending to Bullpot Farm where,
depending on time, it may be possible to make a short
diversion to visit the 175' deep 'Bullpot of the
Witches'. The return leg is via Barbondale. Barbon
village, Beckfoot Farm and Casterton Hall. Parts of the
walk are extremely muddy so pray for a hard frost!
- Distance: 12 miles;
- Ascent:1400', Styles: 10
- Leaders: Dave Purdy and Glennis Poole
- 'B' Walk
- A steady walk round the shoulder of the Lime Valley
starting at Over Kellet as the second party off the bus,
proceeding north via Capernwray, Borwick and Hutton Roof
into Kirkby Lonsdale from the north west A mix of field
paths, track, road and canal tow path, expect sticky mud
in parts and one or two narrow styles. An outing for
those who wish to stroll into 1995.
- Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 500'
- Leaders: Mike Wood and Ray Webb
- 'C' Walk
- This walk explores the changing countryside to the north
and east of Kirkby Lonsdale. We walk across farmland,
along muddy tracks and quiet country lanes on a route
that skirts Barbon Low Fell Barbon Village and the River
Lime. Good views - no steep climbs.
- Distance: 7¾ miles
- Ascent: 570'
- Leader: Barry Whitby