Sunday 21st November 2010 - Sedbergh, Yorkshire Dales

On Sunday, 21st November, our walks are based at Sedbergh on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

The coach will leave school as usual at 8.00 am prompt.  There will be a brief stop at Burton Services for ‘B’ Walkers to use the facilities as there are no toilets where they leave the coach shortly after.
‘B’ Walkers should put on boots and bring rucsacs on to the coach at Burton ready for a quick departure from the coach in a small lay-by soon after !!
All other walks start at Sedbergh and all walks end there, where there are toilet facilities and opportunities for refreshment after the walks.
We aim to leave for the return journey at 5.00pm and weather and traffic permitting, we hope to be back in Formby at approx 7.00pm

The cost of travel will be £10.00 for adults, £12.00 for guests and £5.00 for Leaders, children and students in full time education.  


‘A’ Walk
Distance: 11 miles
Ascent: 2100 ft
Ken Bryning
Bob Scurr

The Calf and Cautley Spout.
This is one of the classic walks in the Howgills, and last done by the club some ten years ago in November 2000!
Starting in Sedbergh, we head out of the rear of the village and head up the ridge taking in Winder, Arant Haw, Calders and Bram Rigg Top before summiting at the Calf (2230ft).
Descent will be by the waterfalls at Cautley Spout, down towards the Cross Keys and returning via track and paths via Hollin Hall and Underbank into Sedbergh.
Whilst some people say that the Howgills are featureless, this walk has a bit of variety in it has the highest point of the Howgills with extensive views (on good days!), waterfalls and a pleasant valley.



‘B+’ Walk
Distance: 9½ miles
Ascent: 1950 ft
Dave Purdy
Glennis Poole

This is a circular walk from Sedburgh.  
From Lockbank Farm on the outskirts of Sedburgh we climb steadily in a north-easterly direction up on to the Howgill fells, skirting round Winder and then reaching our highest point of the day at Arant Haw (1,973 feet). 
There should be extensive views of the fells in most directions. 
Turning westwards our walk continues along the ridge and then down via the Nab.  Woods and farm tracks then lead us to the Dales Way at the river Lune by the Lune viaduct. 
The return to Sedbergh is all along the Dales Way, crossing fields and along picturesque riverside paths.

‘B’ Walk
Distance: 8½ miles
Ascent: negligible
Janet Purdy
Ray Webb

After a stop at Burton Services where “B” walkers need to put on boots and use the facilities, we leave the coach in a narrow lay-by on the A684 at Capplethwaite Moss to begin our linear walk into Sedbergh.
Following a grassy path over the fells we have extensive views of the Howgills and above us are the Knotts. Continuing along the contour lines we reach the hamlet of Goodies before dropping down to the River Lune.
We then take the Dales Way to the impressive Lune Viaduct, eventually reaching the River Rawthey which we then follow into Sedbergh.
A walk of two halves with height and views at the start followed by pleasant river bank walking.

‘C’ Walk
Distance: 7½ miles
Ascent: 650 ft
Barry Whitby

Peter Houghton

Our circular walk is to the east of Sedbergh and takes us along quiet country lanes, across sheep grazed farmland, through steep sided wooded valleys and along a stretch of the River Rawthey.
By the completion of the walk we will be quite expert at climbing over stiles and if the weather isn’t very kind finding the best route through the muddier sections.
It is an undulating walk except there are two short fairly steep climbs from out of the valleys but on both occasions we do have steps to help us gain the height. If you join us on this walk you will rewarded with some fine views across to the Calf.