- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 16th July 1995-Eden
- The walks on Sunday, 16 July take us to the Eden
Valley/Appleby area. Because of a shortage of leaders
(volunteers needed), there will only be 3 walks so choose
carefully to suit your abilities. The coaches will leave
school at 0800 hours prompt and there will be a short
toilet stop on the outward journey at Kirkby Stephen. The
coaches will leave Appleby at 1730 hrs to arrive back in
Formby by 2000 hrs. The 'B'/'C' walk finishes in Dufton and
thence by coach to Appleby. The 'A' and 'B'+/'B' walk finishes
in Appleby. Some of the walks are on MOD ranges. It is
essential therefore to keep to the public footpaths and
to stay behind the walk leader. Children must be
accompanied and controlled by their parents at all times
The cost of travel is £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for
children and students in full-time education. Please
return slips with cheque (not cash) to the school office
by Thursday, 6 July in an envelope marked "Range
The 'A' walk follows a horseshoe route around Murton Fell
between Dufton and Hilton and takes in the compelling
view from High Cup Nick. Half of the walk follows The
Pennine Way from Maize Beck to Dufton. The rest is
through MOD areas (where the army is having the day off)
and follows clearly marked paths.
Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 1500'
- Leaders: Ian Mitchell and John Roberts
'B'+ and 'B' Walks
Less strenuous than usual 'B'+ walks but a good 'B'
walk. We start in the middle of nowhere (G.R. 742,176) and
follow a track through the ranges to Hilton, up Scordale
Beck, across the lower edge of Mell Fell to Murton, (2
gentle climbs of 250'), Shepherds Cottage, through
woodland to Flakebridge, undulating farmland to descend
to Appleby via the railway station. A walk of varied
countryside and scenery.
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 600'
- Leaders: David Poole and David Wake
- 'B'/'C' Walk
We start and finish at the delightful village of
Dufton. Having circumnavigated Dufton Pike we transfer by
coach to savour the delights of Appleby. This walk
encapsulates all the most appealing aspects of the
country ramble - rivers and streams babbling through
wooded ghylls, meadows, hamlets, rustic properties
rewarding views; state of the art stiles and an
unobtrusive total ascent of about 600'. A 'B' walk
happily suited to 'C' walkers. A 'C' walk that will offer
refreshing relief to easy-going 'B' walkers! There are
toilets at Dufton.
Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 600'
- Leaders: Ian Gilmour and Ken Parks