- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 15th February 1998 -
Chipping area of Bowland (Hot Pot Walk)
The Chipping area of Bowland is the venue for the February Hot
Pot walks which take place on Sunday, 15th. All walks finish in
Chipping where there are toilet and refreshments (if needed)
before leaving on the short trip to the meal venue. The
"Cobbled Corner Cafe" is prepared to open up early
(0930 hrs) on the Sunday of the walks. Toilets are available at
Chipping for the 'B'+, 'B' and 'C' walks and at Dunsop Bridge for the A
walk. Mud - thick, glutinous and plenty of it on all walks so
boots are not just essential hut mandatory A change of clothing
would therefore be useful prior to going for supper. As usual,
the coaches will leave school at 0800 hrs prompt returning to Formby by 2030 hrs approximately. The cost of travel is £6.00
for adults and £3.00 for children and students in full-time
education and who were formerly Range High School pupils. Please
return slips for travel and meals with cheque (not cash)
to the school office by Thursday, 5 February, in an envelope
marked "Range Walking Club".
- 'A' Walk
- semi-circular classic walk taking in some of the best
scenery in Bowland and, given the visibility) some superb
views. Starting at Dunsop Bridge - SD 660501 (home of
BT's 100,000th pay 'phone box and the exact centre of the
British Isles telephone network) - the route follows
Langdon Brook to the water works intake area before
ascending via Langden Castle - actually a grouse hut - to
the head of Fiensdale Water at Fiensdale Head (1472').
The Bleasedale track is then followed off the fell south
west to Holme House Farm, hen passing under the front of
Fairsnape Fell and Parlick Fell to Fell Foot before
crossing fields to Chipping.
- Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 1200'
- Leaders: Ken Bryning and Rob Scurr
- 'B'+ Walk
- This relatively easy circular 'B'+ walk starts and finishes
at Chipping. Heading north out of the village we make use
of field paths, moorland tracks and a minor road to visit
the countryside on the west bank of the river Hodder,
passing through Windy Hill, Lickhurst Farm, Dinlding
Green and Higher Fence to reach the northern limit of our
route at Burholme Bridge. Crossing to the Hodder's east
bank and turning south, a permissive path leads to one of
'Country Walking' magazine's top ten pubs, "The Inn
at Whitewell", where, if me and clean boots allow,
leaders may be persuaded?. ... Hillside paths are then
taken south to Ing Wood, followed by a delightful descent
to the banks of the river Hodder at Stakes. After a short
climb over fields to Doeford Bridge, the walk turns west
for the final, almost flat, walk into Chipping via Dairy
- Distance: 11 miles
- Ascent: 1100'
- Leaders: Dave Purdy and Glennis Poole
- 'B' Walk
- From Chipping we head north westwards along a lane to
reach a mill pond. Having viewed the ducks we walk above
Dobson Brook to Windy Hill Farm and onward towards
Burnslack. A moorland track then leads us across to
Lickhurst Farm and onto Dinkling Green which is enclosed
by limestone knolls. We continue northwards before
swinging eastwards across to New Laund Hill. The rest of
the walk takes us along farmland tracks through fields
via Higher and Lower Greystoneley and Dairy Barn back to
the start. Although a delightful walk, after wet weather
expect mud and plenty of it.
- Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 700'
- Leaders: Barry Whitby and Peter Houghton
- 'C' Walk
- The walk start at Chipping where there is an opportunity
to take a coffee break at the Cobbled Corner Cafe before
beginning the walk. After leaving Chipping, we walk over
fields towards Birchen Lee. We then follow farm tracks to
Park Gate and Lickhurst Farm, climbing to Dinkling Green
Farm with views of Fair Oak Fell and the Hodder Valley.
We then return to Chipping along farm tracks and fields
via Greystoneley and Dairy Barn.
- Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: 500'
- Leaders: Ray Webb and Janet Purdy