Walking Diary 2013

Wednesday, 18th December

Tithe Barn Lane to Slean End, Grize Dale , Holme Wood, Grize Dale Bridge, Fell End Farm Potters Hill, Wyresdale Park and Snowhill Lane.

6.4 mls 300 ft 3 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 15th December

Old Rhodes, Dale House, Forty Acre Farm, Cardwell House, Giles Farm, Wheatley Farm, Sharple’s House

8.1 mls 1,000 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 11th December

Elmridge, Crow Trees Farm, Dog & Partridge (pub), Knott Farm, Little Town Farm

5.25 mls 300 ft 3 hrs Leisurely & Moderate
Sunday, 8th December

Elmslack, Arnside Tower, Arnside Knott summit, Arnside Park, Far Arnside, Arnside Tower, Middlebarrow Wood

7.5 mls 1,050 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 4th December

Back o’ Bowley, Horse Bowers, Black Hill, Whittle Hall and Dean Clough Reservoir

5 mls 625 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 1st December

Joint Christmas Dinner walk:

Burton-in Kendal, Priest Hutton & Borwick

7.5 mls 700 ft 4.25 hrs  Moderate and Strenuous
Wednesday, 27th November

“Three Rivers” walk via Stonyhurst College

5.5 mls 450 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 24th November

Twisleton Scar End, Ingleborough

13 mls 2,500 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 2oth November

Lancaster canal towpath, Forerigg wood, several farms and Thurnham Hall.

5.5 mls 150 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 17th November

River Wenning, Marl Hole Wood, River Lune, Loyn Bridge, Gressingham, Aughton, Great Close Wood, Loyn Bridge

9.3 mls 655 ft 5.25 Moderate
Wednesday 13th November

Tockholes Plantations, Ruin of Hollinshead Hall, Catherine Edge, Hanging Stones on Turton Moor, Darwen Moor, Duckshaw Clough and Darwen Jubilee Tower

8.8 mls 1,250 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 10th November

Seathwaite Tarn, Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man, Dow Crag

10 mls 3,750 ft 5.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 10th November

Little Stainforth, In Moor, Wharfe, Wash Dub Field, Norber Brow, Austwick, Feizor, Little Stainforth and Stainforth

10 mls 1,100 ft 5.75 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 3rd November

Fusedale Valley, Wether Hill, Loadpot Hill, Bonscale Pike and Arthurs Pike

13.5 mls 2,300 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 3rd November

Leighton Moss, Trowbarrow Nature Reserve, Red Bridge, Hawes Water, Waterslack, Elmslack and Red Rake

7.2 mls 200 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 30th October

Clitheroe Sports Centre, Low Moor, Brungerley Bridge, Bradford Bridge at Horrocksford and Waddow Hall

5.5 mls 230 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 27th October

Dunsop Fell, Whitendale, Croasdale

13.5 mls 2,500 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 27th October

Thievely Pike

8 mls 1,512 ft   Moderate
Wednesday, 23rd October

Gargrave, North Yorkshire

8.5 mls 800 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
14th to 17th October

Ten Fylde Ramblers enjoyed a three night stay at Rydal Hall

Sunday, 13th October

Kinder Trespass Plaque in Bowden Quarry, Tunstead Clough Farm, Kinder Low End, Kinder Low, Kinder Downfall, Upper Western Buttress, Kinder Reservoir, Booth. Including stretches of the Pennine Way and the Pennine Bridle Way

9.1 mls 1,600 ft 6 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 13th October

Coppermine Valley, Wetherlam, Swirl How and Levers Water

13 mls 3,900 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 9th October

Kirkby Lonsdale

8.25 mls 900 ft   Moderate
Sunday, 6th October

Barrow, Outerside, Sail, Crag Hill, Coledale Hause, Force Crag Mine

8.25 mls 3,250 ft 5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 6th October

Belmont Reservoir, Hordern Pasture, Lead Mine Clough, Anglezarke Moor, Round Loaf, Drinkwater’s (ruined farm), Great Hill, Piccadilly and Hollinshead Hall (ruin).

10 mls 1,140 ft 5.75 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 2nd October

Lancashire Coastal Path, Tongues Farm, Little Tongues, Parrox Hall farm

5.5 mls Nil 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 29th September

The Cistercian Way, Cumbria Coastal Way, Seatle Plantation, Hampsfield, Eggerslack Wood

17 mls 2,300 ft 7.25 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 25th September

Watery Gate, Blindhurst, Bleasdale School & Church, Hazelhurst, Clough Heads Bridge, Wickins Barn and Beacon Fell Country Park

8.75 mls 220 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 22nd September

Wainwright's Outlying Fells – Wet Sleddale Horseshoe. From the reservoir to Lunch House, Gray Bull, Sleddale Pike, Great Saddle Crag, Brown Howe, Ulthwaite Rigg and Sleddale Hall.

8.6 mls 1,440 ft 6 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 22nd September

Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw, Bakestall, Whitewater Dash, Great Calva, Skiddaw House

13 mls 3,900 ft 6.75 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 18th September

Freckleton village, River Ribble, BAE Systems Warton Aerodrome

4.6 mls 200 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 11th September

Grasmere Village, Rydal, Scandale Bridge, Rydal Park, Coffin Route below Nab Scar.

8 mls 850 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 8th September

Hanging Stone, Lud’s Church, The Roaches, Ramshaw Rocks

13.5 mls 2,500 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 8th September

Birches, Walves Reservoir, Quarlton Fold Farm, Lark Hill, Peel Tower, Saplin Wood, Hollingrove Farm, Loe Bridge, Croichley Fold, Affetside, Cromptons

10 mls 1,800 ft 6.25 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 4th September

Crackpot Hall, Swinnergill, Blakethwaite, Bunton Hush, Old Gang Mines, Hard Level Gill, Surrender Bridge and Cringley Bottom.

11.25 mls 1,800 ft 6.5 hrs Cake to Cakers
Wednesday, 4th September

Cuttock Clough, Bucks (farm), Drake, Hancocks, Dove Syke, Eaves House, Waddington

5 mls 530 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 28th August

Hesketh End, Black Moss Farm, Higher Birks, Lea House Bridge, Rose Grove

5.6 mls 350 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 25th August

Robinson, Hindscarth, Dale Head, High Spy, Maiden Moor, Cat Bells

11 mls 3,900 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 25th August

Pub – Riley Green & Green Lane Farm, Hoghton Tower drive, R. Derwent weir, Hillock Farm, Paper Mills, and canal bank to pub.

4.5 mls 150 ft 2.75 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 21st August

Weasel Farm, Earnsdale Res., Darwen (Jubilee) Tower, Sunnyhurst, through the woods, Winter Hill (not the Winter Hill), return to pub.

5.6 mls 840 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 18th August

Jenny Brown’s Point, Leighton Moss RSPB , Leighton Hall, Warton Crag Beacon

9 mls 1,200 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 18th August

Brackenbottom Scar, Pen-y-Ghent, Plover Hill, Foxup Moor, Pen-y-Ghent Gill, Blishmire House, Dub Cote

14 mls 3,000 ft 6.75 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 14th August

Several farms & and Lancaster Canal

5.4 mls 500 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 11th August

Cockersand Abbey, Bank House, Clarkson’s farm, Kendal Hill, Old Glasson.

5.5 mls Little 3 hrs Easy
Sunday, 11th August

Tegg's Nose to the Ridge of White Nancy

8.75 mls 1,400 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 11th August

Witton Weavers Way, Stones Bank Plantation, Turton Heights, Cheetham Close, Turton & Entwistle Reservoir, Duckshaw Clough, Hollinshead Hall

14 mls 2,000 ft 6.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 4th August

Top Mere Road (Track), Buckden Pike, Buckden, Old Cote Moor Top, New Bridge

14 mls 3,140 ft 6.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 4th August

Pleasington, Hoghton Bottoms, Billinge Scar and Billinge Hill

8 mls 900 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Thursday, 1st August

Join Norman on a 'Morse & Lewis' trip around Oxford

5 mls 200 ft 3 hrs Rail carders
Saturday, July 28th

The Lancashire Cake to Cakers (Pat Fergusson, Christine and John Harrison): Returning to 9 Standards Rigg

10.5 mls   6 hrs 'Cake to Cakers'
Sunday, 28th July

Road SE out of picnic site, Eccles Moss, Lower Fairhurst, Winn house, Higher Barn, Walmesley Bridge, along river back to car park.

4.5 mls 150 ft 3 hrs Easy
Sunday, 28th July

Scales Force, Floutern Tarn, Great Borne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Buttermere

13 mls 4,000 ft 7.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 24th July

Slane Lane, Pickles Wood and Lancelot Clare Storph Wood below Hutton Roof, Dalton, Harry Wood, Dalton Old Hall and Farm, Coat Green, Burton-in-Kendal

5.5 mls 480 ft 3.25 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 21st July

Birk Knott, Little Coum, Grayrigg Pike, Whinfell beacon, Castle Fell, Mabbin Crag, Ashstead Fell, Low Borrowdale

12.5 mls 2,600 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 17th July

Winter Hill at Tockholes, Spout House Farm, Broken Stone Road, Higher Whitehalgh

4.8 mls 325 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 14th July

East to Winacre Farm, south to Out Rawcliffe and Town End, along the shore to Liscoe, north to Rose Farm and return to car park

5 mls Negligible 3.25 hrs Easy
Sunday, 14th July

Rochdale Canal, Gauxholme, Law Hey, Gal Way (part of the Long Causeway), Thorns Greece Farm, Foul Clough Road, Trough Edge End (454m), Limers Gate, Range Hoyle, Gorpley Clough, Stones Wood, Stones.

8.25 mls 1,800 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 10th July

Clowbridge Reservoir, Compton’s Cross, Rossendale Way, Pennine Bridleway, Lumb, Higher Walls, Wheat Head, The Height, Crawshawbooth, Bottomley Bank, Meadow Head, Gambleside

8.4 mls 1,330 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 10th July

Little Hoole, Longton Nature Reserve, Longton, Pilot’s Cottage Longton Marsh

5.5 mls 70 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 7th July

Llanberis Slate Museum, Quarry Hospital, Padarn Country Park, Lake, Museum

5.5 mls     Coach trip short walk
Sunday, 7th July

Llanberis, Moel Eilio, Foel Gron, Foel Goch, Maesgwm, Llanberis

9.75 mls 2,300 ft 6 hrs Coach trip long walk
Wednesday, 3rd July

Caton, Brookhouse, The River Lune and Annas Ghyll

5.3 mls 525 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 30th June

The Monk’s Road, Malham Tarn, Pennine Way, Fountains Fell, Darnbrook Fell, Littondale

16.3 mls 2,000 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 26th June

Coupe Green, Brindle Lodge and Roach Bridge

5.3 mls 320 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 16th June

Out on the Pennine Way, up to Airton. On through Calton Village, down into Cowper Cote. Passing Friars Head Farmhouse former hunting lodge for the Abbots of Furness.

8.8 mls 850 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 9th June

Haweswater, Swindale, Mosedale, Gatescarth Pass, Harter Fell & High Street.

13.2 mls 4,000 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 9th June

Brackenthwaite, Hag End, Old St Catherine’s Church at Crook, Underbarrow, Bell Hill, Capple Rigg and Rather Heath

9 mls 1,000 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 5th June

Condor Green, Glasson Dock

6 mls 300 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 2nd June


16.5 mls 1,800 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 2nd June

Staveley & Brunt Knott

12 mls 2,000 ft   Moderate
Wednesday, 29th May

Read Park, Portfield, Spring Wood, Whalley, Whalley Bank and Egg Syke

5.3 mls 800 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 26th May

Lancashire Coastal Path. Pilling Lane; Tongues Farm. Parrox Hall.

5 mls Nil 3 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 22nd May

Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve

5.5 mls <100 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 19th May

Troutbeck, Broad End for Woundale and St Ravens Edge, Stony Cove Pike, Threshthwaite Mouth and Thornthwaite Crag ( Beacon). Return via Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke, Garburn Road (track) and Limefitt Park.

13.5 mls 4,150 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 15th May

Canal Towpath; Duckett’s farm; Brow Top; River Brock at New Bridge.

5.4 mls 230 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Monday, 6th May

High Rigg, St. John in the Vale Church, Low Bridge End Farm

5.1 mls 600 ft 4 hrs Cockermouth Weekend
Sunday, 5th May

Gasgale Gill, Coledale Hause, Whiteless Pike, Whiteless Edge, Rannerdale, Crummock Water

7.6 mls 2,000 ft 5 hrs Cockermouth Weekend
Saturday, 4th May


      Cockermouth Weekend
Friday, 3rd May

Duddon Iron Furnace, Barrow(886 feet) and Swinside Stone Circle

8 mls 1,280 ft 4.5 hrs Cockermouth Weekend
Sunday, 5th May

St Giles Church, Levy Pool, Goldsborough, Ravock Castle, God’s Bridge, Bowes Castle

14 mls 1,700 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 1st May

Healey Nab and White Coppice

5.5 mls 580 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 28th April

Wet Sleddale Reservoir, Sleddale Hall, Old Corpse Road, Selside, Artlecrag Pike, Branstree, Mosedale House

14 mls 2,700 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 28th April

Windy Hills, Pennine Way over Blackstone Edge to the Aiggin Stone

10.5 mls 1,500 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 24th April

Swillbrook and Blackleach

6.5 mls 100 ft 3 hours Leisurely
Sunday, 21st April

Walshaw Dean Reservoirs, Top Withins, Bronte Bridge, Lee Shaw Reservoir, Hebden Dale

14 mls 2,000 ft 5.75 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 17th April

Lower White Carr, Whalley Banks, Roger Hey and Cliffe

5 mls 370 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 14th April

Harter Fell

7 mls 1,300 ft 5.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 7th April

Tongue Gill, Brackenwife Knotts, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Lord Crag, Nab Scar, Pelter Bridge, Rydal Water, Grasmere

11 mls 3,000 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
 Sunday, 7th April

Ramble through the forest

8.5 mls <1,000 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, April 3rd

Dimple & Longworth Clough

5.5 mls 800 ft   Leisurely
Sunday, 31st March

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

4 mls Little 2 hrs Easy
Sunday, 31st March

Dow Bank, Grasmere, Easedale Tarn, Stickle Tarn, Pike How, New Dungeon Ghyll, Side House, Oak Howe, Baysbrown, Yew Crags Quarry and Elterwater.

12 mls 3,200 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 24th March

Part of the Wyre Way. Guy’s Farm, Street Bridge, Coreless Mill, Lower Dolphinholme, Lower Swainshead, Swainshead Hall, Waste Lane, Lane Head, Harrisend Fell, Sykes Farm and Clifton’s Farm

9.7 mls 940 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 17th March

Snowhill Lane, Wyresdale Park, Potters Hill, Fell End and Grize Dale

5 mls 300 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 17th March

New York, Sabden Fold, Fell Wood, Ogden Clough, Big End, Scout Cairn, Badger Wells Hill, Clitheroe Road

10 mls 1,940 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 13th March


5 mls 400 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 13th March

Smithills Hall, Tippett House, Pendlebury’s Farm, Chadwick’s Close Farm, Holden’s Farm, Adam Hill, Burnt Edge, Walker Fold Farm and the 63 steps

7.5 mls 1,000 ft 4 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 3rd March

River Wyre, Catterall. Calder Bridge, Howerth, Dimples Br, Cross House Farm, Kirkland Hall and farm, Ainspool Bridge and Churchtown.

5.2 mls Negligible 3 hrs Easy
Sunday, 3rd March

Scale Ivy Intake, Latterbarrow, Wise Een & Moss Eccles tarns, Near Sawrey for Hill Top House ( Beatrix Potter) and Far Sawrey

12.6 mls 2,300 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 3rd March

Ridding Wood, Uberash Plain, The Rakes, Hutton Roof, Hutton Roof Park and Dalton Park

8.75 mls 1,400 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 27th February


8.25 mls 875 ft   Moderate
Sunday, 24th February

Hodder Bank Fell, River Hodder, Beatrix Fell

10.5 mls 5.5 hrs 1,150 ft Moderate
Sunday, 24th February

Hebden Bridge, Crow Hill Nook, High Brow Knoll, Warley Moor Reservoir, Rocking Stone, Calderdale Way, Hebden Bridge

15 mls 2,500 ft 5.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 17th February

Gurnal Dubs and Potter Tarn

7.5 mls 1,300 ft   Moderate
Wednesday, 13th February

Lune Valley

7.1 mls     Moderate
Sunday, 10th February

Boars Den Farm, High Moor, Hunters Hill, Parbold and Fairy Glen

7.75 mls 780 ft 4.25 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 6th February

Abbey Village / Roddlesworth Reservoirs

5 mls 300 ft   Leisurely
Sunday, 3rd February

Middleton, Lothersdale, Elslack Moor, Pinshaw, Thornton Moor, Hawshaw Moor

13.3 mls 2,400 ft 5.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 3rd February

Wycoller, Laidlaw & Trawden

10.6 mls 1,850 ft 5.7 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 30th January

Balderstone, Mercyfield Wood, Park Gate and Osbaldeston

5 mls 300 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 27th January

Rivington, Lever Castle, Horwich, Winter Hill & Rivington Pike

12.5 mls 2,000 ft 6.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 27th January

Top of Emmetts, Tarnbrook and Marshaw

7 mls 900 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 16th January

Riley Green, Hoghton Tower

5 mls 300 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 16th January

Boredale Hause, Place Fell, Sleet Fell, Hallin Fell

10.7 mls 3,000 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 9th January

Far Arnside, bottom of Arnside Knott, Arnside Promenade

5.25 mls 200 ft 3.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 6th January

Little Thornton, Stanah House Farm, Wyre Estuary Country park, Blackpool & Fylde Yacht Club.

4.8 mls Little 2.5 hrs Easy