Walking Diary 2008

Sunday, 21st December

Haslam Park, Cadley, Greyfriars, Lightfoot Green, Broughton, Woodplumpton, Ingol, Cottam and Ashton.

9.25 mls 300ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 21st December

Scout Scar, Brigsteer, Underbarrow, Bell Hill, Cunswick Scar

10.4 mls 2,400 ft 5.25 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 14th December

Priest Hutton, Saltermire Bridge, Hilderstone, Yealand Redmayne and Yealand Conyers

9 mls 425 ft 4.25 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 10th December

Wednesday (Leisurely) Walker's Walk and Christmas Lunch

5.5 mls - - Leisurely
Sunday, 7th December

Warton Crag

8 mls - - Moderate
Sunday, 7th December

Great Langdale, Side Pike, Lingmoor Fell, Elterwater

8.75 mls 2540 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 3rd December

Worston Moor and Downham Moor, returning via Downham, skirting Worsaw Hill and then following Worston Brook

5 mls 509 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 30th November

Cunswick Fell, Bank End, Rather Heath Tarn, Ashes Coppice, Knott Hill, Capplerigg, Fell Gate, Ash Spring, Scar Wood

8.5 mls 1,000 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 30th November

Easedale Road, Helm Crag, Gibson Knott, Calf Crag, Codale Head, High Raise, Tarn Crag, Easedale Road

11 mls 3,200 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 26th November

River Brock, Catterall Hall by the River Wyre at Churchtown, Humblescough Lane, Wag Wood and farms to the River Wyre at St. Michaels.

8.5 mls 220 ft 4.75 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 23rd November

Bowderdale, Cautley Spout, Cautley Crag, Calders, The Calf, Hazelgill Knott, West Fell

12.8 mls 3,100 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 19th November

Much Hoole, Goose Green, Longton Brickworks Nature Reserve and Walmer Bridge.

5 miles - 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 16th November

Horton Bridge, Brackenbottom, Pen-y-Ghent, Plover Hill, Foxup Moor, Hull Pot

9.3 mls 2,000 ft 5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 12th November

Grasmere & Rydal - White Moss, Town End, Grasmere, Loughrigg Terrace, Rydal bridge, Scandale Bridge, Rydal Hall

8 mls 1,000 ft 4.45 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 9th November

A590, Town End, Yewbarrow, Witherslack Hall, Whitbarrow Scar, Lord's Seat (Whitbarrow), Horse Pasture Wood, Pether Pots, Rawsons, Beck Head

10 mls 2,100 ft 5.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 2nd November

Dockray, Gowbarrow Fell, Swinburn's Park, Little Mell Fell, Lowthwaite, Great Mell Fell, Matterdale End, Ulcat Row

11.4 mls 3,020 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 29th October


5.45 mls 520 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday 26th October

Hellifield, Otterburn and a series of isolated farms/conversion around the moors to the north of Hellifield.

9 mls 1,100 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday 26th October

Hartsop, Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), Threshthwaite Mouth, Thornthwaite Crag, The Knott, Angle Tarn, Boredale Hause

11.5 mls 3,500 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Thursday, 23rd October

Walk the Lights/Lancashire Coastal Way - Uncle Toms Cabin, North Pier, Blackpool Tower, Central Pier, South Pier, Pleasure Beach and Irish Sea. We also saw the glittering and sparkling display of The Blackpool Illuminations.

5 mls 30 ft 2.5 hrs Mixed
Wednesday, 22nd October

Limbrick, Heath Charnock and Duxbury

5.5 mls - 2.74 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 22nd October

Levens Park, Sedgewick and surrounding area

8.6 mls 968 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 19th October

Old Dungeon Ghyll, The Band, Three Tarns, Bow Fell, Ore Gap, Angle Tarn, Rossett Pike, Rossett Ghyll, Mickleden

8 mls 2,800 ft 5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 12th October

Patterdale, Arnison Crag, Trough Head, Birks, St Sunday Crag, Deepdale Hause, Grisedale Tarn, Grisedale Valley

9.3 mls 3,100 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 8th October

Barden Tower, The Wharfe, Cavendish Pavilion, Bolton Priory

8 mls 1,000 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 5th October

Colton, Bandrake Head, Furness Fells, Low Hay Bridge (& Nature Reserve), Bouth

9 mls 1,200 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 5th October

Mungrisdale, Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags, Mungrisdale Common, Atkinson Pike, Blencathra, Scales Fell, Souther Fell

11 mls 3,300 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 28th September

Grasmere, Easedale Tarn, Sergeant Man, High Raise

11 mls 2,200 ft 6 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 24th September

Turton & Entwistle, Wayoh Reservoirs to Edgeworth, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles Reservoir (just) to Turton Tower and return to cars.

8.5 mls 1,100 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 21st September

Dodds - White Side, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd, Clough Head

14 mls 3, 600 ft 7.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 14th September

Map reading in the Arnside Knott Area

Various Various 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 14th September

Coniston Fells - Brim Fell, Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Wetherlam, Coppermines Valley

10.6 mls 3,470 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 10th September

Waddington Fell, Bradford Fell, and via Fell End to West Bradford

8.6 mls 1,070 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 7th September

Robinson - Little Town, Hause Gate, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head Tarn, Dale Head, Robinson, High Snab Bank

9.6 mls 3,300 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 7th September

Badlands - Clapham, Austwick, Warfe, Moughton Scars (The Badlands), Sulber Gate, Crummackdale, Norber

11 mls 1,300 ft 6.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday 31st August

Pooley Bridge - Arthur's Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill and Fusedale

13.5 mls 2,060 ft 7.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 31st August

Coledale Round - Barrow, Outerside, Sail, Crag Hill, Grasmoor, Hopegill Head, Grisedale Pike

10.7 mls 4,500 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 27th August

Silverdale - Eaves Wood, Arnside Tower, Heathwaite, Kent Estuary, Arnside Knott (nearly), Black Dyke (no band) and Gait Barrows Nature Reserve

8 mls 1,000 ft 4.75 Leisurely
Sunday, 24th August

Haworth - Penistone Hill Country Park, Walshaw and Walshaw Dean reservoirs to Top Withins and Bronte Bridge

11 mls 2,000 ft 5.75 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 20th August

Garstang - Greenhalgh Castle, Barnacre Church

5.2 mls 900 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 17th August

Harter Fell - Kentmere, Hallow Bank Quarter, Nan Bield Pass, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike, Shipman Knotts, Wray Crag, Rook Howe

10 mls 2,500 ft 6.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 13th August


5.5 mls 472 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 13th August

Dunsop Bridge

8 mls 1,000 ft 4.75 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 3rd August

Glaramara - Bessy Boot, Tarn at Leaves, Rosthwaite Cam, Coombe Head, Glaramara, Allen Crags, Sprinkling Tarn, Styhead Tar, Stockley Bridge

10.8 mls 3,400 ft 7.15 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 30th July

Sabden - A part valley floor part ridge walk, view of back end of Pendle behind western hills

4.85 mls 400 ft 2.8 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 27th July

Edgworth - Affetside, Hawkshaw, Edgworth, Wayoh Reservoir, Turton Tower and Jumbles Reservoir

9 mls <1,000 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 27th July

Langdales - Silver How, Blea Rigg, Pavey Ark, Thunacar Knott, Harrison Stickle, Pike O' Stickle, Loft Crag, Great Langdale Valley

12 mls 3,377 ft 8.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 23rd July

Belmont - Belmont Reservoir, Dimple, Delph Reservoir, Longworth Clough, Ornamental Reservoir

5.5 mls   2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 20th July

Ravenstonedale - Randygill Top (620m), Green bell (605m), Source of Lune (546m),  Green Bell, Hunthoof Pike (524m), return via Weasdale

5 mls 2,000 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 20th July

Great Whernside - Dowber Gill Beck, Providence Pot, Hag Dyke, Great Whernside, Hunters Sleets, Starbotton, returning to Kettlewell via Dales Way

11.5 mls 2,220 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 16th July

Croston - field paths and minor roads

5.5 mls Level 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 13th July

Dungeon Ghyll - Blea Tarn, Slater bridge, Little Langdale, Great Langdale, Cumbria Way

8 mls 1,000 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 13th July

Fountain's Fell - Monk's Road, Malham Tarn, Pennine Way, Fountain's Fell, Darn Brook Fell, Littondale

15 mls 1,818 ft 7.75 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 9th July

Embsay Moor Reservoir, Deer Gallows, East Harts Hill, Eastby

7 mls 1,000 ft 4 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 6th July

Coach Trip to Church Stretton with 2 walks featuring The Long Mynd and an opportunity to stroll around the picturesque town

Sunday, 6th July


4.5 mls Flat 2.25 hrs Easy
Sunday, 6th July

Whelp Stone Crag - Giggleswick, Cockett Lane, Rathwell Common, Whelp Stone Crag, Coney Garth

10.4 mls 1,100 ft 6.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 2nd July

Chipping - Dog & Partridge car park, Lower slopes of Longridge Fell, Higher Birk, Dale House

5.25 mls 400 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 29th June

Armboth - Armboth Fell, High Tove, High Seat, Bleaberry Fell, Walla Crag, Raven Crag

12.1 mls 3,054 ft 7.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 26th June

Samlesbury Bottoms, Bolton Hall, Hoghton Bottoms, Pleasington, Butlers Delf, Westholme School, Stanley House, Park Lane and Hoolster Farm.

8.75 mls 1,000 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 22nd June

Great Gable - re-routed to low level walk from Seathwaite to Rosthwaite due to extreme weather

6.6 mls 900 ft 3.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 22nd June

Finsthwaite & High Dam

6 mls 1,000 ft 3.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 18th June

Croston, Barber's Moor, Eccleston and Syd Brook Hall Farm

6 mls Level   Leisurely
Sunday 15th June

Beda Fell - Lower slopes of Place Fell for Beckside, Beda Fell, Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags

13 mls 3,200 ft 6.5 Strenuous
Sunday, 15th June

Delamere Forest - Hunger Hill, Hatch Mere, Flaxmere, Hart Hill, Blakemere Moss, Woodside, Ark Wood.

10 mls 700 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 11th June

Hurst Green Three Rivers Walk

5.4 mls 800 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 8th June

High Raise - Rampsgill Head, Kidsty Pike and Haweswater

11 mls 2,500 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 8th June

Trough of Bowland and Dunsop Bridge

9 mls 1,200 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 1st June

Mallerstang Valley, High Dolphinsty, The Nab, Wild Boar Fell, High White Scar, Swarth Fell Pike, Grizedale Common

11 mls 2,350 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 25th May

Ribchester Bridge, Copster Hall, Dinckley Bridge, Clough Bank Wood, Duddel Wood, Stydd Alms Houses

8.6 mls 1,000 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 25th May

Kentmere Horseshoe - Garburn Pass, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Mardale Ill Bell, Nan Bield Pass, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike, Shipman Knotts

12.5 mls 3,400 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 18th May

Wetherlam - Hodge Close, Wetherlam Edge, Wetherlam, Prison Band, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Wet Side Edge, Little Langdale

10 mls 3,200 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 14th May

Wycoller, a Panoptican, Parson Lee, Brink Ends, Spoutley Lumb, Lumb Spout (waterfall), Gilford Clough, Alder Hurst, Bedding Hill Moor, Antley Gate, Alder Hurst, Bottoms Farm, Little Laithe, Rock Farm, Wycoller

8 mls less than 1,000 ft 4/5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 11th May

North Western Fells - Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Grasmoor, Hopegill Head, Whiteside, Buttermere

14 mls 4,200 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 11th May

Leighton Moss - The Row, Eaves Wood, Middlebarrow Quarry, Waterslack, Hawes Water, RSPB Visitor Centre

5.5 mls 800 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 27th April

High Street - Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, The Knott, Angletarn Pikes

10 mls 2,900 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 23rd April

Sizergh - Brigsteer Woods, Heslington Barrows, Sizergh Castle

8 mls 900 ft 5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 20th April

Skiddaw - Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw, Bakestall, (Great Calva)

11.25 (+) mls 3,100 (+) ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 16th April

Whitewell, Seed Hill, River Hodder

5.3 mls 600 ft 2.45 hrs Wednesday group
Sunday, 13th April

Hebden Bridge - Rochdale Canal, Pennine Way, Colden Clough, Heptonstall Moor, Lower Gorple Reservoir, Blake Dean, Hebden Dale

13 mls 2,000 ft 6.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 6th April

Shining Tor - Burbage Edge, Goyt's Moss, Goytsclough Bridge, Stake Side, Shining Tor, Cats Tor, Pym Chair, Windgather Rocks, Fernilee Reservoir, Erwood Reservoir

13 mls 2,500 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 6th April

Dean Clough Reservoir - Whalley, Whalley Banks, Dean Wood, Bowley Scout Camp, Great Harwood Cricket Club, Dean Clough Reservoir, Parsonage Reservoir, returning via Moor Lane and Whalley Nab

10.5 mls 1,400 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 30th March

Wharfedale - Thorpe, Thorpe Fell Top, Cracoe Obelisk, Cracoe Village

9.1 mls 1,300 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 30th March

Loadpot Hill - Askham, Heughscar Hill, The Cockpit, Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill, Roman Road (course of)

12.5 mls 2,400 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 23rd March

Great Hameldon, Clowbridge Reservoir & site of Gambleside, Hambledon Hill & weather radar station

10 mls 1,600 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 23rd March

Leighton Moss, Yealand Storrs, Limestone Link, Fairy Steps, Arnside, Arnside Knott and Arnside Tower

12.3 mls 1,500 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 16th March

Flinter Gill, Kingdale, Whernside, Whernside Tarns, Craven Way, Dales Way

12 mls 2,500 ft 6.15 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 12th March

Hurst Green, Stonyhurst College, Rivers Ribble, Calder and Hodder.

5 mls 200 ft 2.75 hrs Easy
Sunday, 9th March

Nether Kellet, Over Kellet, Capenrway, Keer Bridge

9 mls 350 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 2nd March

Belmont Reservoir, Charters Moss Plantation, Delph Reservoir, Turton Heights, Turton & Entwistle Reservoir, Turton Moor

12.5 mls 1,850 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 27th February

Yarrow Valley Country Park, Big Wood, River Yarrow, Duxbury Park, 'Drybones'

Wednesday, 20th February

Great Harwood, Whalley Nab, Dean Clough Reservoir

7 mls   4 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 17th February

Rochdale Canal, Warland Reservoir, Pennine Way, Stoodley Pike

12 mls 1,000 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 10th February

Arnside Pier, River Kent, Frith Wood, Arnside Point, Arnside Park, Peel Tower, Arnside Knott, Black Dyke

9 mls 500 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 10th February

Torver, Torver Common, Yew Bank, Woodland Fell, Beacon Tarn

11 mls 1723 ft 5.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 3rd February


4.5 mls nil 2.5 hrs Easy
Sunday, 3rd February

Nick of Pendle, Ogden Clough, Barley Moor, Pendle Big End, Barley, Sadlers Height, Sabden Fold, Wood House, Batten Clough, the Nick

10 mls 3,000 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 3rd February

Staveley, Barley Bridge, Brunt Knott, Ulgraves, Gurnal Dubs, Potter Tarn, Staveley Park

9 mls 2,500 ft 5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 30th January

The Game Cock, River Calder, Whalley Nab, Whalley, Spring Wood, golf course, Read Park

5.5 mls 821 ft   Leisurely
Sunday, 27th January

Ings, Hugill Hall, Heights Farm, Williamson's Monument, Ullthwaite Bridge, Green Quarter, Kentmere Hall, Whiteside End, Grassgarth

10 mls 1,000 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 27th January

Airton, Far House Laithe, Calton Moor, Weets Top, returning by Winterburn Reservoir

11.5 mls 1,600 ft 5.4 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 20th January


5 mls 60 ft 2.75 hrs Easy
Sunday, 20th January

Astley's Plantation, Sow How Tarn, Monument (Cartmel Fell), Simpson Ground Allotments, Simpson Ground Reservoir

8 mls 700 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 20th January

Embsay, Eastby, Upper Barden Reservoir, Cracoe Obelisk, Rylstone Cross, Embsay Moor Reservoir

12 mls 2,600 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 13th January

Whitbarrow, limestone escarpment, Lord's Seat, Beck Head

8 mls 800 ft   Moderate
Sunday, 13th January

Sabden, Deerstones, Spence Moor, Upper Ogden Reservoir. Ogden Clough, Big End, Pendle Hill, Scout Cairn, Sabden

11.5 mls 3,200 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 6th January

Bampton, Drybarrows, Fordingdale Bottom, Burnbanks, Rosgill Moor, Rosgill, Bampton

10 mls 1,750 ft 5.5 hrs Strenuous

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