- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 28th April 1996-Yorkshire
- On Sunday, 28 April we are off to the Malham area of the
Yorkshire Dales. Four very good walks all in areas not
visited before, except for the final mile or so into
Malham. Walk through peaceful and yet beautiful country
at your leisure. Refreshments are available at the
finishing village. As usual we depart school at 0800
hours prompt and will be back there by 1930 hours.
Toilet stops en route for the 'A' and 'B' parties the
'B'+ and 'C' parties have toilet facilities at the start of
their exercise. 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, 18 April, in an envelope
marked "Range Walking Club".
The walk starts at Long Preston (G.R 835581) and follows a
northerly direction across field paths and hillocks and
crosses in front of Attermire Scar and Victoria Cave. The
route then turns east heading for Malham tarn. We follow
the nature trail around Malham tarn as far as Lings
Plantation where we branch off heading for Gordale Scar.
The descent off Gordale Scar can be difficult in wet
conditions and will only be done if the weather permits
(options available on the day). We then go on to Janets
Foss waterfall and follow the river path into Malham
where the coaches await.
Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 1350'
- Leaders: Ian Mitchell and Arthur Jones
- 'B'+ Walk
A packhorse route from Settle begins a walk that
captures the exhilaration and splendour of the Dales. The
trail turns east into the heart of majestic limestone
scenery then north beneath Lancliffe Scar which was once
an underwater cliff. All the climbing now finished, good
paths cross the moors before rounding picturesque Malham
Tarn and heading South into the limestone pavement area.
At the spectacular chasm of Goredale Scar, a descent
beside the waterfall includes an unavoidable scramble
needing the use of hands but any nerves will be calmed by
the subsequent gentle riverside path into Malharn.
- Distance: 10½ miles
- Ascent: 1000'
- Leaders: Alan Clarkson and John Hughes
- 'B' Walk
- This walk starts at Long Preston and moves eastward to
pick up the track running north-south called Langber
Lane. We then follow this path north taking in Scaleber
Force en route to Stockdale Lane (836631). Turning east
once more we then proceed for 3.5 kilometres then
go northeast at Nappas Cross before veering east to fetch
us to the top of the spectacular Malham Cove with its
limestone pavement. Views from here are usually superb.
We then descend into the Cove entrance and so into
Malham, a very good walk with approximately 1 mile in
total on very minor tarmac track.
- Distance: 8½ miles
- Ascent: 1000'
- Leaders: Phil Morgan and Dave Luty
- 'C' Walk
- A lovely walk with something for everyone. Starting from
Settle we climb gently for half a mile in a northeasterly
then easterly direction. We then meander up and down at
an easy pace on stony tracks and grass paths (some mud in
places) with the crags of Warrendale Knotts, Great Scar
etc to the north and Rye Loaf Hill and Kirkby Fell to the
south. Near Kirkby Fell we go northeast then descend
gradually on a semi circular route into Malharn Cove.
Some care is necessary here as the path down to the
limestone escarpment is rocky and a bit steep as are the
steps down from the escarpment to join the flat path into
Malham. However, the spectacular views are a treat and
the Malham tea shops and pub will not disappoint!
Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: 750'
- Leaders: Bob Hutt and John Rothwell