- Range Walking Club.
- Sunday January 23rd 2000 - Cumbria - Arnside
- A Happy New Year to all and a warm welcome to the new millennium. This
month's walks, on Sunday, 23 January 2000 take us to a beautiful area
around Arnside and Silverdale. Here we have a choice of four walks, all
of which will finish in Arnside. Toilets, cafes and a public house are
available here. The views across the bay to the Lake District are truly
magnificent on clear days. The day also provides good opportunities for
bird watchers (remember to bring your binoculars) as some of the walks
cross Leighton Moss R.S.P.B. nature reserve and other walks will follow
coastal paths. The coaches will leave school at 0800 hrs prompt and
should be back in Formby by 1900 hrs. The cost of travel is £7.00 for
adults and £4.00 for children and for students in full time education
who were formerly pupils at Range High School. Please return slips with
cheques (NOT CASH) to the school office by Thursday, 13 January in an
envelope marked "Range Walking Club".
Waterproof walking boots are essential and especially on the low level
walks normally undertaken at this time of year. Mud and puddles can
Starting at Warton (G.R. 510723) we ascend Warton Crag (359') and
walk along the road for a short distance then cross some low-lying sand
until we pick up the coastal path that takes us, via Jenny Brown's Point
to Silverdale. Here we stop for refreshments at the local hostelry. The
walk then continues to Arnside and includes the steep climb over Arnside
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 1000'
- Leaders: Arthur Jones and John Hughes
This walk starts at Arnside and ascends the 'Knott' with excellent views
unfolding as we climb. We then travel eastwards via field paths to
Hazelslack before turning south again following mainly field tracks to
Yealand Storrs. Continuing south we pass through Cringlebarrow Woods
before one again changing tack and turning north west to traverse
Leighton Moss. We continue in this direction until we reach Eaves Wood
and cross the main woodland to arrive at Arnside Tower. Taking mercy on
the walkers, we then pass round Arnside Knott to arrive back at Arnside
Distance: 10½ miles
- Ascent: 700'
- Leaders: John Rothwell and Dave Luty
Starting at the promenade at Arnside we follow the coastal path around
Blackstone Point heading towards Far Arnside and then on to Silverdale
where we will take a lunch break. The walk in the afternoon will involve
a couple of climbs which will be taken at a very leisurely pace. The
first is across Eaves Wood to Arnside Tower and then the ascent of
Arnside Knott which is well worth the effort involved as it is a
wonderful view point to the Lake District. The descent takes us back
Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 600'
- Leaders: Ann and Ian Mitchell
We start our walk by passing the Albion Pub and continuing up through
town and park to Arnside Knott. This is the only climb of the day which
will be taken with frequent breathers and a good halt at the top to
enjoy the view. A stroll through the woods to takes us to Arnside Tower.
The walk back involves a slight scramble down the Knott which ends the
strenuous part of the day. We make our way through fields and woodland
to the beach at New Barn. It's a lovely walk along the beach to Far
Arnside or along the low cliff above if the tide is in. We then head
across the plain to Silverdale where, luck and time permitting, you
might find the pub previously by-passed. Returning through the woods to
visit Arnside Tower we then turn east to the railway line which we
follow back to Arnside.
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 500'
- Leaders: Nikki Harrison and Eileen Morgan