Because of the lower attendances recently we may have to restrict the numbers on this walk to one coach, unless the returned letters give over 70 walkers, so get your booking form in early or by Thursday 15 January at the latest.
|Leaving Torver, we follow
Torver Beck north pausing only to admire a deep quarry into which
a beautiful waterfall tumbles, on our way up towards Goat's Foot
Crags below Coniston Old Man.
From here we have two alternative routes :- 1) In good weather with ample time, we shall pass Goat's Water and climb up to Goat's Hause turning west onto Dow Crag , Buck Pike and Brown Pike in succession with fine views of Coniston and Dunnerdale.
2) In adverse weather, or if delayed, we shall instead follow Walna Scar Road directly towards Brown Pike.
The walk continues along Walna Scar Road above Dunnerdale before turning southwest past quarries to Broughton via the woods of Postlethwaite Allotment alongside the River Lickle.
|This is an undulating walk
but it has no long steep climbs.
Starting on the A593 at GR 245910, we ascend through Banks Wood to Bracelet Hall with fine views of the Valley.
Descending steeply to Stock Beck, we continue through woodland to Stephenson Ground whence we follow the stream north-westwards up the valley towards Caw for lunch.
Given a clear day, the views over the Furness coast and northwards to the Scafell range are stunning.
Turning south, we continue over the Dunnerdale Fells to Green Bank and our finish in Broughton.
Although slightly longer
than the ‘B+' walk, there are no steep
climbs and more than half of the walk is on the level.
|This circular walk starting
and finishing at Broughton, includes a variety of terrain and weather
permitting, good views of the Duddon estuary to the west and the
central fells to the east.
From Broughton, we make our way through fields to Middlescough and then Thornthwaite Latter Rigg via a short steep ascent, which will be taken slowly.
From here we descend gradually, going past Woodland Hall to enter Buttstead Wood.
A woodland path leads to a quiet lane and after a short ascent, the newly opened Broughton bridleway which is based on the Broughton-Coniston railway.
The bridleway takes us back to Broughton by a gentle, continuous descent.