Range Walking Club
Sunday 16th October 1994-Yorkshire-Hawes
 
The walks on Sunday, 16 October centre on Hawes, a pretty town with some pleasant cafes and shops. All walks offer excellent views of the Yorkshire Dales. We leave school at 8.00 a.m. prompt and have a toilet stop en route. With a 5.15 p.m. start to the return journey, we should be back in Formby by 8.30 p.m. due to M6 road works. 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, 6 October 1994. Walking boots are essential on all walks.

'A' Walk
Starting at Hawes we cross the River Ure and following the Pennine Way make a gradual ascent up Great Shunner Fell (848973) 2,350 ft. Skirting Fossdale Gill we descend to the Hawes/Mucker road before climbing the steep slopes of Lovely Seat. After going south to Pike Hill we follow the limestone cliffs round to Sedbusk and then across the fields back to Hawes.
 
Distance: 14 miles
Ascent: 3000'
Leaders: Rick Tynan and Gordon Spence

'B'+ Walk
The walk is preceded by a visit to Hardraw Force, the highest unbroken waterfall in England. A reduced entrance charge of 30p has been negotiated by your leaders. The walk itself is the same as the 'A' route to the top of Great Shunner Fell. The last part of this ascent and the descent to Butter Tubs Pass which follows are quite difficult with no defined paths across boggy terrain. Leaving Butter Tubs we head over the fells to Sedbusk and from there return to Hawes. This is quite a demanding walk which merits its 'B'+ classification.

Distance: 12 miles
Ascent: 2,500'
Leaders: Meirion Williams and Dave Miles
 
'B' Walk
The walk starts at Bainbridge on the A684 and follows a path South Westerly to Semer Water - the largest lake in Yorkshire. We continue on to the hamlet of Marsett and then after making an ascent of 800 ft towards Wether Fell, we reach the highest point of the walk (1650 ft) just North East of the summit. The route now descends north west towards the village of Gayle before turning south west along a road for about ½ mile before turning off to cross Gayle Beck. We then continue along the river back towards Gayle passing Aysgill Force on route and on into Hawes. There are one or two short steep descents on grass which may be slippery if wet.
Distance: 9 miles
Ascent: 1400'
Leaders: Keith Ellard and Dave Griffiths

'C' Walk
A gentle and varied walk setting out from Hawes across level fields to the village of Hardrow and visiting the Falls (see 'B+' Walk) or lingering at the pub or tea room. A steady climb of about 200 ft along the Pennine Way takes us to the magnificent views visible from our lunch-time halt. A descent through meadows brings us to New Bridge and a pleasant country lane following Widdale Beck. A bridle way and fields ends at the Wensleydale Creamery for refreshments and/or cheese. Then a final stroll through alleyways to Hawes.
Distance: 6½ miles
Ascent: 300'
Leaders: David and Ginny Willis