Walking Diary 2012

Sunday, 16th December

Bolton- By-Bowland, King Henry's well, Fooden, Gisburn Bridge, Steep Wood, Gisburn Cotes, New Laithe, Dockber

10.5 mls 735 ft 5.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 16th December

Billinge Hill, Middle Sharrock Hey Farm, Butlers Delf, Hoghton Bottoms and Pleasington

7.5 mls 760 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 12th December

Jenkinson's, Higher Birks, White Fold, Whiteacre, Hesketh End and Blackmoss Farm.

5.25 mls 365 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 2nd December

Ash Meadow, Blackstone Point, Arnside Point, Park Point, Far Arnside, Middlebarrow Plain, Arnside Tower, Arnside Knott, Black Dyke and Arnside Moss

8.25 mls 706 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 2nd December

Dales Way & Grassington Lead mines

12 mls 1,800 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 28th November

Turton Tower, Chapeltown, Wayoh Reservoir, Stone Circle on Cheetham Close.

7.7 mls 1,150 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 28th November

Holme Fell

5.4 mls 350 ft   Leisurely
Sunday, 25th November

Lockbank Farm, Crosdale Beck, Bram Rigg Beck, White Fell Head, The Calf, Calders, Rowantree Grains, Settlebeck Gill

9.8 mls 3,130 ft 5.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday 18th November

Past Gawthorpe Hall and along the Grove Lane woodland carvings trail

8.4 mls Little 3.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 18th November

Halton Height, Embsay Crag, Crag Top, Rylstone Fell, Cracoe Fell, Gill Beck Head & Barden Reservoirs

13.6 mls 2,150 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 11th November

Austwick, Feizor, Wharfe, Wash Dub Field and Norber

8.5 mls 930 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 11th November

Tilberthwaite Quarries, Yewdale Fells, Coppermine Valley & Betsy Crag

10 mls 3,000 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 11th November

River Wyre embankment, Ratten Row, Hoskinshire Barn, Sandy Lane, Out Rawcliffe School, and Crow Lane past Rawcliffe hall caravan site and back to pub car park along Rawcliffe Road.

4 mls None 2.5 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 7th November

Penwortham, New Longton, Hutton and Howick Cross

5.2 mls 160 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 4th November

Wray Crag, Shipman Knotts, Kentmere Pike, Harter Fell, Gatescarth Pass, Tarn Crag, Grey Crag, Great Howe

10 mls 2,700 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 28th October

Abbey Village. A circular walk round the Roddlesworth Reservoirs, walking along the S.W. side of the reservoirs as far as Tockholes Plantation No.3 then returning along the Witton Weavers' Way on the N.E. side of the reservoirs.

4 mls Little 2 hrs Easy
3 days in October

The Guild Wheel, Preston

21 mls No steep hills 3 days Bus pass trio
Thursday, 25th October

Uncle Tom's Cabin, South Pier, Blackpool Tower, Coral Island Chippy, Central Pier, South Pier and Pleasure Beach 

4 mls Level 3 hrs Extra-curricular
Wednesday, 24th October

Town End, Pale Farm, Gibbon Bridge, Greenlands Farm, Leagram Mill, Knot Hill, by Leagram Hall Farm.

5.5 mls 220 ft 3.25 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 21st October

Hartsop above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, St. Sunday Crag, Birks, Arnison Crag

10.7 mls 3,600 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 21st October

Latterbarrow to Far Sawrey

8 mls 1,700 ft   Moderate
Wednesday, 6th October

Higher Aushaw, Wayoh Fold, Entwistle Fold, Edge Fold, Cote Farm. (Part of Witton Weavers Way)

5 mls 650 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 14th September

Lingmoor, Pike of Blisco and Hodge Close

14.5 mls 4,300 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 14th October

Rydal, Grasmere, Elterwater, Loughrigg Tarn

9 mls 1,900 ft   Moderate
Sunday, 7th October

Green Bell, Randy Gill Top, Kensgriff, Yarlside, Bowderdale Head, Cautley Spout, The Calf, Hazelgill Knott, West Fell, Bowderdale

14 mls 3,600 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 7th October

Moughton, Crummack Dale, Wash Dub, Norber Brow and Erratics, Sulber Gate and Nick.

11 mls 1,400 ft 6.2 hrs Moderate

Four days walking from Rydal Hall

- - - Rydal Group
Sunday, 23rd September

Barf, Lord's Seat, Broom Fell, Graystones, Ling Fell, Sale Fell

11.3 mls 3,530 ft 5.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 16th September

Feizor, Giggleswick Scar and Stackhouse.

8 mls 1,200 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 12th September

Kelbrook, Heads House, Harden Clough, Scald Bank, Black Lane Ends, Piked Edge, Copy House, Hague, Great Hague.

7.5 mls 950 ft 4 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 12th September

Jamestone Quarry, Windy Harbour Farm, Holden Wood Reservoir, Calf Hey Reservoir

4.5 mls 720 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 9th September

Caton Moor, Whit Moor, Thornbush, Roeburndale, Barkin Bridge, Lower and Higher Salter, Mallowdale, Haylot Farm, and Deep Clough Farm.

9.5 mls 1,750 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 5th September

Coupe Green, Stanley Grange and Roach Bridge

5 mls 400 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 2nd September

Fairfield Horseshoe

10.5 mls 3,600 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Thursday, 30th August

Dalegarth, Doctors Bridge, Whahouse Bridge and Boot

6.5 mls 650 ft 4.25 hrs Rail Carders
Sunday, 26th August

Steel Knotts, High Raise, Kidsty Pike, Rest Dodd, The Nab, Beda Fell

14.2 mls 4,00 ft 7.25 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 26th August

Beacon Hill

10.5 mls 1,300 ft 6.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 22nd August


5.3 mls 300ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 19th August

Dodd Fell Hill and Drumaldrace

12.5 mls 1,670 ft 5.75 hrs Strenuous
Monday, 13th August

Skippool Creek and Wyre Estuary

4 mls Little 2 hrs Evening
Sunday, 12th August

Latrigg, Skiddaw House, Mungrisdale Common, Atkinson Pike and Blencathra.

13.6 mls 3,700 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 8th August

New York, Ratten Clough, Lower Sabden Fold, Lower Houses, Drivers Ford, Dean Farm and Sabden

5 mls 470 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 5th August

Goose Eye, Newsholme Dean, Monkin Bridge, Keighley Moor Reservoir, Oakworth Moor, Clough Hey Allotments, Broad Head Height, Newsholme, Goose Eye and Laycock.

8 mls 1,230 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 5th August

Ward's Stone, Grit Fell and Clougha Pike

16.5 mls 2,000 ft 7.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 1st August

Greenhalgh Castle, Bailton's farm, Lower House farm, Clarkson's farm, Disused railway track, Garstang, Lancaster Canal

5.8 mls 150 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 29th July

Hard Knott Gill, Hard Knott, Lingcove Bridge, River Esk, Esk Pike, Ore Gap, Moasdale

11.5 mls 3,640 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 29th July

Kilnhurst, Lumbutts Clough, Lumbutts, Mankinholes, London Road, Stoodley Pike, Pennine Way, Warland Drain, Langfield Common, Gaddings Dam, Basin Stone, Shoebroad Lane. Walked some stretches of the Calderdale Way and the Pennine Bridleway.

8.25 mls 1,400 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 25th July

Radcliffe Hall, Black Hall, Cold Coats, Nob Barn, Hough Clough, Hall Trees Farm.

5.3 mls 525 ft 3.25 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 22nd July

Barf, Lords Seat plus Whinlatter visitor centre.

12 mls 3,600 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 22nd July

Greenhalgh Castle , Parkhead, Clarkson's, Lower House &Bailton's farms. Lancaster canal.

5 mls 150 ft 3 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 18th July

Miller Park, Avenham Park, Middleforth Green and Hurst Grange Park.

5.3 mls 400 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 15th July

Near Orrest, Far Orrest, Howe Hill, Orrest Head, Droomer, Heathwaite, School Knott, Hag End, Whasdike, The Common, Moor Howe.

9.5 mls 1,350 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 11th July

Great Eccleston

5.1 mls 134 ft   Leisurely
Wednesday, 4th July

Withnell Fold, Ollerton Fold, Ollerton Bridge No. 2, Marsh Lane, Brindle, Slack Farm, Top o' th' Lane, Breworth Fold Farm

5.4 mls 600 ft 2.75 hrs leisurely
Sunday, 1st July

St. Michael's Church, Weet's Top, Gordale Scar, Gordale Bridge, Street Gate, Malham Tarn, Malham Cove

16 mls 2,100 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 27th June

Johnsons Hillock, Lower Copthurst, Top O'th Lane, Denham Quarry, Whittle Spinney and Whittle Hills.

5.8 mls 600 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 24th June

War memorial, Lentworth House, Long Bridge, Wyre Way to the Weir on Abbeystead Res., Hinberry Wood, Strait Lane, Higher Emmets, Long Lane, Lee bridge, Grizedale Bridge, Abbeystead Village, Bank Wood, Far House Barn, Church.

5 mls 300 ft 3 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 20th June

Footpath along Artle Beck, Caton School, Disused Mill, Littledale Road, Moorside Farm, Anna's Ghyll ,Kirk Beck Bridge, Bull Beck Bridge, River Lune Valley and back along the railway line to The Ship Inn.

5.3 mls 475 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 17th June

Norber Brow, Thwaite Scars, Crummack Dale, Moughton Scars, Wharfe, Austwick and Clapham

10.5 mls 1,486 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 17th June

Stockghyll Woods, Kirkstone Pass, Red Screes, Middle Dodd, Scandale Pass, High Bakestones, High Pike, Low Pike, Low Sweden Bridge, Rothay Park

12 mls 3,290 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Monday, 11th June

Yorkshire Wolds Way with Phil and Eric

79 mls 8,827 ft 6 days John & Eric
Sunday, 10th June

Cowm Reservoir, Whitworth Lower End Moor, Rooley Moor Road, Heally Dell Nature Reserve

10 mls 1,000 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 10th June

Ingleton, Ireby Fell, Gragareth, County Stone, Whernside, West Fell, Ingleton

17 mls 3,145 ft 7.45 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 10th June

Berry's Farm, Glasson Branch canal, Lancaster canal, Galgate, Ellel, Parkside Farm, Webster's Farm

5 mls 130 ft 3 hrs Easy
Thursday, 7th June

Coast to Coast with Christine, Pat & John

197.2 ft   14 days John, Christine & Pat
Sunday, 3rd June

Cat Bells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Rigghead Quarries, Castle Crag, Grange, Manesty Park, Brandelhow Park

11 mls 3,050 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 3rd June

Train to Waterloo. Then down to coast looking at Gormley statues, then along the coastal path to Red squirrel reserve and Freshfield

11 mls Little 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 30th May

Calder Vale

5.5/6.25 450 ft 3.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 27th May

Linton, Skirethorns, Kealcup Hill, Kilnsey Moor, Conistone, Bull Scar and Sweet Side.

10 mls 1,430 ft 5.75 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 27th May

Hartsop, The Knott, Kidsty Pike, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, Rest Dodd, Satura Crag, Angletarn Pikes, Brock Crags, Hartsop

12 mls 3,870 feet 7.25 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 20th May

Dent, Banks of Keld, Craven Way, Whernside, Green Lane back to Dent

13.4 mls 2,500 ft - Strenuous
Wednesday, 16th May

CP, village, Lower Black Moss Reservoir, Foot House Gate, Salt Pie, Black Moss Road, Higher Black Moss and Mountain farm, Wheathead Lane, Higher Briercliffe, round Brown Hill, Outdoor Centre, White Hough, alongside river back to CP.

4.8 mls 750 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Thursday, 10th May

The Lune Estuary

3 mls Nil   Evening Group
Wednesday, 9th May

Swallow Mire, Pool Bank, Low Low Wood, Simpsons Ground, Sow How Tarn, Ravens Barrow, Cartmell Fell and Monument.

8 mls 1,050 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 9th May

New Barnes Bay, Arnside Park, Far Arnside, Heathwaite, Arnside Knott, Red Hills

5.1 mls 641 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Monday 7th May

Trusmadoor, Meal Fell, Great Sca Fell and Little Sca Fell, Charleton Gill

5.7 mls 1,500 ft 3.75 hrs Cockermouth group
Sunday, 6th May

Grassholme Reservoir, Harter Fell, Kirkcarrion, Middleton in Teesdale, Hury Reservoir, Blackton Reservoir, Blackton Bridge, Low Birk Hatt Farm, Hannah's Meadow

14.3 mls 1,600 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 6th May

Brackenbottom, Ivah Great Hill, Swans, Botton Head, Stairend Bridge, Helks Wood, Crow Gill, Lowgill Church.

9.25 mls 1,230 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 6th May

Catbells, Maiden Moor, Nitting Haws, Grange and Derwentwater

8.6 mls 2,700 ft 6.5 hrs Cockermouth group
Saturday, 5th May

Burtness Wood, High Stile, Red Pike, Scale Force

7.6 mls 2,500 mls 6.45 hrs Cockermouth group
Friday, 4th May

Whicham, Moor Gill, Black Combe

5.4 mls 2,000 ft 3.75 hrs Cockermouth group
Wednesday, 2nd May

Higher Whitehalgh, Stanworth, Abbey Village, Red Lea Farm and Tockholes

5.25 mls 650 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 29th April

Turnover Hall, Wild Boar Farm, Ratten Row, Alongside R. Wyre, Gt. Eccleston by-pass, Marsh Farm, Cross House, Hollyovenbeck House, Thatcher House, Needless cottages

6 mls Little 4 hrs Easy
Sunday, 29th April

Sour Howes, Capple Howe, Mickle Moss, High Borrans and Moor Howe

8.25 mls 1,345 ft 4.75 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 29th April

Churn Clough Reservoir, Dean Farm, Pendle Way, Newchurch in Pendle, Barley Hill, Ogden Clough, Black Hill, Apronfull Hill

10.3 mls 1,892 ft 4.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 22nd April

Limestone Hushings, 3 reservoirs, Hoar Side Moor, Hoof Stones height and Pudsey Clough.

14.5 mls 2,200 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Thursday, 19th April

Ring o' Bells, Lathom, The Ruff (wood) and Ormskirk

7.5 mls 300 ft 4 hrs Rail carders
Wednesday, 18th April

Higher Barker. Bullsnape Hall, Ye Horns Inn, Whinneyclough, Goosnargh Golf Course, Lower Beasley, Mrs Kirkham's Cheese Factory, Longley House and The Green Man at Inglewhite

6 mls 400 ft 3 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 15th April

Tithe Barn Hill ,Crook Farm, Cockersand Abbey, Clarkson's farm, Kendal Hill, Brows Bridge & Lancaster Canal (Glasson branch)

5.1 mls Little 2.75 hrs Easy
Sunday, 15th April

Scout Scar, Helsington Church, Sizergh Castle, Berry Holme Farm, Shenstone and Bradleyfield.

8.3 mls 970 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 15th April

Tegg's Nose, Macclesfield Forest, St Stephens church, Lamload Reservoir

9.6 mls 2,254 ft 5.25 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 11th April

Buckley Hall, Kelle's Farm, Dean Brow, Stydd Manor and Ribchester

5 mls 600 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
4th March to 19th March

Sightseeing and trekking in Nepal with Kath

64 mls 17,600 ft 15 days Ramblers Worldwide Holidays
Sunday, 8th April

Birks Fell, Old Cote Moor Top, Litton, Nether Hesleden, Foxup, Halton Gill, Horse Head Moor, Yockenthwaite, Cray, Buckden Rake

15.1 mls 2,700 ft 6.75 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 4th April

Cottam, Ashton, Lea and Lea Town

5.5 mls 200 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 28th March

Jumbles, Winckley Hall, The Old Lower Hodder Bridge, Hodder Place, Kemple End, Chilsey Green and Deer House Wood.

8.5 mls 900 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 25th March

Stone Circle, Great Asby Scar and Orton Scar

13.2 mls 1,100 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 21st March

Deepdale Wood, Cringlebarrow Wood, Storr's Farm, Hyning Home Farm, Hyning Scout Wood and Yealand Conyers

5.5 mls 458 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 18th March

Abbey Village towards Withnell, Gortons, nr. Withnell House Farm, Snape Heights, Pike Lowe, Brinscall School, Brinscall Hall, along the Goit to Brinscall village then along the disused railway to Withnell and above the railway back to Abbey Village

5 mls Little 3 hrs Easy
Sunday, 18th March

Gamelands Stone Circle, Sunbiggin, Clockeld Farm, Great Asby, Sayle and Copper Mine Lanes, Great Asby Scar Nature Reserve

10.4 mls 1,200 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 14th March

Tootle Height, the Written Stone, Kellet's Farm, Buckley Wood and Corporation Arms

5.5 mls 600 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 11th March

Helwith Bridge, Pen-y-Ghent, Plover Hill, Hull Pot, Ribble Way

12 mls 2,250 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 11th March


8.2 mls 1,100 ft   Moderate
Thursday, 8th March

Rail carders walk from Grange to Cark

6 mls 1,000 ft 3.5 hrs Rail Carders
Sunday 4th March

Farleton Knott & Hutton Roof

12 mls 1,600 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 4th March

Cowan-Head, Staveley Park, Barley Bridge, Potters Tarn, Mirefoot and Barbon House.

8.25 mls 1,000 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 29th February

Ornamental Reservoir, Longworth Clough, Part of the Witton Weavers Way across Stake Moss, Belmont Reservoir, Ward's Cote, The Blue Lagoon (Ward's Reservoir)

5.6 mls 700 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 26th February

Troutbeck Tongue & Sour Howes

10 mls 2,350 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 26th February

Freshfield, Ainsdale, Royal Birkdale Golf Course.

8.5 mls Little 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 19th February

Snow Hill lane, Nicky Nook, Fell End Farm, Grizedale Bridge, Barnacre Moor, Burns Farm, Woodacre Pasture, Tithe Barn Brook to Snow Hill Lane    

7.3 mls 1,200 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 19th February

River Wyre Estuary, Blackpool Yacht Club, Thornton Hall farm.

4.7 mls 70 ft 2.15 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 15th February

From New Holly to Cleveleymere, Scorton, cross R. Wyre to Caravan Park, cross A6 to Lancaster canal; Cabus Nook, Radcliffe Bridge, Nicholson's Farm back to New Holly.

5.3 mls 250 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 12th February

Latterbarrow, Witherslack, Yewbarrow, Witherslack Hall, Whitbarrow Scar, Lord's Seat, Raven's Lodge, Beck Head, Latterbarrow

11.5 mls 1,620 ft 5.75 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 8th February

Elslack, Elslack Reservoir, Ransable Hill, Pinhaw, Pennine Way

8 mls 1,180 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 5th February

Nateby Hall, Kirkland Hall, Churchtown, Catterall, Bonds and Garstang

9.6 mls 215 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 5th February

River Wyre Hotel, Skippool Br., Little Poulton, through Poulton centre towards Carleton, Springfield Farm, Woodhouse Farm, Robins Lane, Rington Farm, Civic Centre and back to R. Wyre Hotel.

5 mls None 3.5 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 1st February

Abbey Village towards Withnell, Gortons, nr. Withnell House Farm, Snape Heights, Pike Lowe, Brinscall School, Brinscall Hall, along the Goit to Brinscall village then along the disused railway to Withnell and above the railway back to Abbey.

5.6 mls Little 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 25th January

Heskin Green

Sunday, 22nd January

Bethecar Moor and Top O'Selside

11 mls 2,600 ft 5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 22nd January

Towneley Hall, Clowbridge Reservoir, the Panopticon known as the Singing, Ringing Tree, and Walk Mill

8.5 mls 1,400 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 15th January

Pennine Way, Sell Gill Holes, Ling Gill, The Calf Holes, Gayle Beck, (the infant River Ribble), Dales Way, Ribble Way, God's Bridge

13.8 mls 1,680 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 15th January

Read Hall, Read Heights, Padiham Heights, Sabden and Wisewell Moor.

8.75 mls 1,000 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 8th January

National Trust cotton mill, Hardcastle Crags and Heptonstall.

11 mls 2,400 ft 6 hrs Strenuous

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