- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 13th July 1997-Sedbergh
area of Cumbria
- The last walks before the summer break take us to the
Sedbergh area of Cumbria. The Howgills are unusual
terrain with conical hills a-plenty, deep valleys yet
with gentle riverside paths as well. Sunday, 13 July is
the day of the trip, leaving school at 0800 hrs and
returning by 2000 hrs. Toilet facilities are available in
Sedbergh as well as cafes at the end of the day. Early
booking is recommended as last month, for economic
reasons, we had to restrict ourselves to one coach only.
The cost of travel is £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for
children and students in full-time education. Please
return slips with cheque (not cash) to the school
office by Thursday, 3 July, in an envelope marked
"Range Walking Club". Walking boots are
essential for all walks.
Starting from Newbiggin on the A685 we head south
over Pinksey past Huntshoof Pike to Green Bell(605m).
Unable to resist the call of Randy Gill Top, we continue
over Kensgriff to Yarlside (639m).Dropping to Bowderdale
Head we next ascend The Calf (676m) and follow the ridge
path over Arant Haw to Winder above Sedbergh. The route
down will depend upon time available
- Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 950m
- Leaders: J Roberts and A N Other
- 'B'+ Walk
A circular walk starting from Sedbergh and following the Rawthey River valley to the foot of Cautley Spout.
Ascending to the north of the waterfall we cross
Bowderdale Head to the ridge and on to The Calf, the
highest point of the day (676m). The walk follows the
ridge path past Arant Haw towards Winder and then
descends on one of the many routes into Sedbergh. A very
pleasant B+ walk with spectacular views all round.
Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 2000'
- Leaders: Barry Bord and David Poole
Starting from the Mallerstang road we make our
way to the foot of Cautley Spout (a magnificent series of
waterfalls dropping some 700'). Our route is to the top
of the falls and will be taken very slowly with plenty of
stops to admire the falls and the scenery. From the top
we take in The Calf; Little Dummocks, Calders Arant Haw
and Winder, a gently undulating ridge walk with long
views to Morecambe Bay, The Lakes The Pennines. A short
descent follows into Sedbergh.
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 1650'
- Leaders: John McEvoy and David Wake
A more strenuous circular 'C' walk based on Sedbergh
with a climb to the Trig Point at Winder. This should
provide excellent views of the Cumbrian hills and
Morecambe Bay - weather permitting. The climb will be
taken slowly and after lunch we will make our way down
the hill to the Dales Way. This follows the River Rawthey
back to Sedbergh.
Distance: 7¾ miles
- Ascent: 1000'
- Leaders: John Mackay and David Turton