Range Walking Club
Sunday 14th June 1998-Cumbria-Dentdale

Our next trip takes us to beautiful Dentdale to the east of the M6 in Cumbria. All walks start and finish in the lovely village of Dent. There will be no toilet stop on the journeys as such are provided for at Dent. There are plenty of refreshment opportunities in Dent. As usual, the coaches will leave school at 0800 hrs prompt and return there by 1930 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 with cheque (not cash) to the school office by Thursday, 4 June in an envelope marked "Range Walking Club". Walking boots are essential for all walkers.

'A' Walk
A superb round trip taking in some of the finest scenery in Yorkshire. Weather permitting, views can be had to Morecambe Bay, the Lakes and County Durham. Starting in Dent village (GR 704872) we walk out along the Dales Way to Deepdale. Here we begin the long steady climb to the summit of Whernside (2420'). Leaving the top of the hill by the west side, we descend into Kingsdale. Following the ‘green’ lane (in fact, mostly brown and wet!) round High Pike we again climb, more briskly this time, to the saddle between Great Coum and Gragareth. A short walk brings us to the top of Great Coum and thence on to Crag Hill. The descent from Crag Hill via a real green lane and the picturesque Flinter’s Gill brings us nicely into the back yard of the Sun Inn in Dent.
 
Distance: 13½ miles
Ascent: 2700'
Leaders: Bob Scurr and A N Other
 
'B'+ Walk
From the car park in Dent we head southwest, climbing about 700 ft (slowly!) to the top of Flinter's Gill. At the junction with the "Occupation Road" we turn southeast and follow this green lane for about 3½ miles, sticking close to the contour line. On reaching the minor road at the head of Deepdale we turn south then east to climb steeply (and slowly!) to the trig point on Whernside (2419') from which point there are extensive views in all directions. The remainder of the route is downhill all the way to Dent by way of Whernside Tarns, the Craven Way Track and the Dales Way.
 
Distance: 11½ miles
Ascent: 2000' (+8 stiles)
Leaders: Dave Purdy and Glennis Poole
 
'B' Walk
From Dent we climb up Flinter's Gill to reach a walled track which we then foliow round to reach High Pike. We now descend into Deepdale, crossing several streams as we make our way via Mire Garth to Ri End. An up, down, up stretch takes us to Laithbank, across the river and up to Basic Busk. Excellent vie1 across to the start of the walk, together with some interesting stiles are on offer on the final part of the walk.
 
Distance: 9¾ miles
Ascent: 1500'
Leaders: Barry Whitby and Peter Houghton
 
'C' Walk
A varied walk that commences and ends alongside the river with views over Dentdale sandwiched in between. From the car park in Dent we foliow the river westward to Eliers Ford where we climb gradually but unceasingly upwards, passing the derelict Combe House before reaching Barbondale Road. Views of Dentdale open up as we cross South Lord's Land before a steepish descent down Flinter's Gill towards Dent. A diversion at the end allows us to complete the walk in a gentle fashion alongside the river.
 
Distance: 7½ miles
Ascent: 900'
Leaders: Janet Purdy and Ray Webb