Walking Diary 2016

Wednesday, 28th December Lancaster Canal (Lea), Millennium Ribble Link (Ashton to Lea) and Lea Town 2.2 mls 280 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 21st December Greaves Town, Haslam Park & Ashton Park 5.75 mls 200 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 14th December Skelbow Barn, Bellhill Farm, Field Farm, Lettledale Hall, Deep Clough Farm, Middle Barn, Roeburndale Road, Crossgill, Udale Bridge,Pott Yeats 8.5 mls 1,250 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 11th December Moderate and Strenuous Christmas Dinner and Walk 8.5 mls 780 ft 5.25 hrs 4s & 2s
Wednesday, 7th December Ginney Hey, Lickhurst Farm, Park Style, Chipping Lawn and Chipping Village 5.3 mls 700 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 4th December Great Hill, Winter Hill , Two Lads , Rivington Country Park 13.5 mls 2,020 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 30th November Littlewood Bridge, Barbers Moor, Croston Village, Home Farm, Eccleston Bridge, Ingrave Farm and Sarscow Farm 5.75 mls Little 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday,27th November Silverdale Village, Eaves Wood, Holgate's Holiday Park, Arnside Tower, Middle Barrow Wood, Arnside Park, Blackstone Point, Far Arnside 7 mls 450 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 27th November Brothers Water, Priest’s Hole and Hartsop Above How Ridge 8 mls 2,300 ft 6.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 27th November Parsonage Farm, Ox Hey, Hothersall Hall and Ribchester 4 mls 320 ft 2.5 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 23rd November Skippool Creek, Thornton Hall farm, Stanah & Wyre Estuary Country Park visitor centre 5 mls 50 feet 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 20th November AMM meeting and walk at Brockholes Nature Reserve 3.5 mls 100 ft 2.5 hrs Mixed
Sunday, 13th November Ravens Castle, Cold Stone, Copy Nook, Bowland Knotts 7 mls 1,400 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 13th November Buckden, Old Cote Moor, Birks Fell, Horse Head, Beckermonds, Yockenthwaite, Cray 14 mls 2,250 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 13th November Witch Wood, Lytham Windmill and Fairhaven Lake 5.5 mls Level 2.5 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 9th November Hillam Farm, Pattys Farm, Cocker Bridge, Little Crimbles and Cockerham 4.8 mls Little 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 6th November Stickle Tarn(nearly), Sergeant Man, High Raise, Thunaker Knott and Pike Howe. 6 mls 2,500 ft 4.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 2nd November Lambing Clough, Hey Hurst, Dewhurst House, Bailey Hall, Merrick’s Hall and Hurst Green 5.5 mls 700 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 26th October Cross House Farm, Kirkland Hall, Churchtown, Catterall Hall and Sturzaker House 6.7 mls Little 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 23rd October Barbon Low Fell, Crag Hill & Great Coum 14 mls 2,800 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 19th October Hollins Clough, Colthurst Hall, Saddle Bridge, Bashall Hall, Back Ridge Farm, Cow Hey and Waddington 5.3 mls 200 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 16th October Turbary Road, Kale Pot, Jingling Pot, Yorda’s Cave, Whernside, Twistleton Scar End 13 mls 2,900 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Thursday, 13th October Footpath Maintenance        
Wednesday, 12th October Lyndhurst Wood, Glusburn Bridge, Lumb Mill, Ridge Mill Bridge, Cinder Hill Lane, Ickornshaw, Lower Summer House, Close Lane, Piper Lane, Wainman’s Pinnacle, Earl Crag, Lund’s Tower, High Jack Field, Crag. 8.2 mls 1,100 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 12th October Wayoh Reservoir, Turton & Entwistle Reservoir, Entwistle and Edgworth 5.75 mls 200 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 9th October Hundreds Road, Nanny Lane, ridge to Wansfell Pike, Kelsick Scar, Jenkin Crag, Robin Lane 7 mls 1,600 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 9th October Dales Way, Great Asby, Great Asby Scar, Crosby Garrett Fell, Nettle Hill, 16.5 mls 2,000 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 5th October Silverdale 5.5 mls 800 ft   Leisurely
Sunday, 2nd October Dovestones , Yeoman Hey & Greenfield Reservoirs, Birchen Clough, The Trinnacle, Raven Stones Brow ,Chew Reservoir and Alphin Pike 13 mls 1,900 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 25th September Abbeystead , Tarnbrook, Wards Stone, Grit Fell 9 mls 1,400 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 25th September St Sunday Crag, Grisedale Tarn & Grisedale valley 12.5 mls 3,054 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Thursday, 22nd September Foorpath Maintenance at Skippool        
Sunday, 18th September Pen-y-Ghent, Plover Hill, Foxup Moor, Pen-y-Ghent Gill, Pennine Way 14 mls 2,500 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 18th September Lower Wham, Sandford, Rathmell Common,Whelp Stone Crag, Swainstead Raike, Littlebank 10.5 mls 1,200 ft 6 hrs Moderate
September 2016 The Cleveland Way 116.5 mls 18,247 ft 10 days Cake to Cakers
August 2016 Across the Alps        
Wednesday, 14th September Winter Hill (not Chorley), The Height Farm, Birch Hall, Spout House, Waddington Farm and The Rock 4.25 mls 640 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 7th September Higher Whittaker, Broad Hill, Hole Bottoms, Dimple, Higher Critchley Fold, Longworth Clough, Greenhill Farm and Belmont Village 5.7 mls 400 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 31st August New House, Brook Cottage, Eaves Green Farm, Goosnargh Mill, Brook Bridge, Higher Beesley, Goosnargh Golf Course, Whinnyclough and Ye Horns Inn 5 mls 350 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 28th August Hartsop, Hayeswater Gill to Hayeswater, Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street 7 mls 2,840 ft 5.75 hrs Moderate
Thursday, 25th August Footpath Maintenace on the riverbank        
Sunday, 21st August The Snake Path, Middle Moor, White Brow, William Clough, Ashop Head, Kinder Downfall, Kinderlow, Kinderlow End, Tunstead Clough Farm. 9.75 mls 1,600 ft 6.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 21st August Tennant’s Gill, Fountain’s Fell, Darnbrook Fell, Littondale, Arncliffe, Monk’s Road, Malham Tarn 16.3 mls 2,540 ft 7.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 7th August Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag, High Hartsop Dodd and Brothers Water 10.5 mls 3,120 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 31st July Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Eshton Road, Flasby, Hetton, Moor Lane (track), Hetton Common, Weets Top, Calton Moor, Calton, Pennine Way, Eshton Moor 15 mls 1,800 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Thursday, 28th July Footpath Maintenace        
Wednesday, 27th July Whalley Banks, Whalley, Spring Wood, Read Old Bridge and Read Park 5.4 mls 950 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 24th July Wray, Hornby, Melling, Wrayton, Wennington, Roeburndale 16.5 mls 1,600 ft 7.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 17th July Hartley, Stainmore Railway Line, Lockthwaite, Nateby Common, Rigg Beck, Ruined Shelter, 9 Standards Rigg, Faraday Gill, Hartley Fell and Quarry, Hartley 10.2 mls 1,600 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 17th July Heughscar Hill, White Knott, Arthur’s Pike, Loadpot, Heltondale, Askham Fells & Askham 14.5 mls 2,400 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Thursday, 14th July Footpath Maintenace - 'bash a balsam!'        
Wednesday, 29th June Chipping Cricket Ground, Lingey Hill, Fish House Lane, Clark House and Chipping Village 3 mls 300 ft 1.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 26th June Langden House, Langden Brook, Langden Castle, Bleadale, Fairsnale Fell, Fiensdale Head, Fiensdale Nab 9.8 mls 1,500 ft 6 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 26th June Buttermere, Whiteless Pike, Grasmoor, Coledale Hause, Hopegill Head, Whiteside, Crummock Water 13 mls 3,900 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 26th June Worden Park, and urban tracks and footpaths to the west of Leyland towards the Lostock Valley 5.5 mls 100 ft 3 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 22nd June Hurst Green, Mill Wood, Greengore, Old Clitheroe Road, Holly Hall, Hud Lee Wood, Higher & Lower Hud Lee Farms, Hill Farm 4.7 mls 570 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 19th June Pateley Bridge, Skrikes Yorke’s Folly, Harewell Hal, River Nidd, Smelthouses, Brimham Moor, Brimham Rocks, Fell Beck, Nidderdale Way 11 mls 1,300 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 19th June Greenburn Valley, Wet Side Edge, Great Carrs, Swirl How, Levers Water mines and Coppermine Valley 10.5 mls 3,600 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 15th June Wilson’s Bridge, Molly’s Plantation, Moss House Farm, Treales CP School, Blundell’s Wood, Locking Stoops, Kellett’s Bridge, Salwick Bridge and the Hand and Dagger 5.8 mls 270 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 12th June Bolton Hall, Westy Bank Wood, Middle Hare Head, High Hare Head, Barden Vroad Park, Barden Tower, Barden Bridge, Dales Way, Strid Wood 8.5 mls 900 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 12th June Oxenhope, Upper Marsh disused quarries, Bronte Waterfalls, Bronte Bridge, Top Withins, Oxenhope Stoop, man-made water courses to ascend Nab Hill and return to Oxenhope by Leeming Reservoir and Back Leeming 14.5 mls 1,700 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Thursday,9th June Footpath Maintenace path clearance        
Sunday, 5th June Brothers Water, Sykeside camp site, Caudale Quarry (disused), Caudale Head, Stonycove Pike, Kirkstone Pass, Red Screes, Scandale Pass, Caiston Glen, Brothers Water 10.3 mls 3,274 ft 7.75 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 1st June Liverpool Canal, River Darwin, Witton Weavers Way, Hillock Farm, Stanworth Farm, Ollerton Fold, Riley Green 5.9 mls 732 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Thursday, 28th May Footpath Maintenace path clearance        
Sunday, 22nd May Sykes Farm, Whins Brow, Whin Fell, Brennand Valley, Brennand Farm 8.25 mls 1,300 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 22nd May Hardraw, Sedbusk, Stags Fell, High Clint, Lovely Seat, Little Shunner Fell, Great Shunner Fell, Pennine Way 14 mls 2,580 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 15th May Holme, Burton in Kendal, Hutton Roof Crags, Clawthorpe Fell Quarry, Holmepark Fell 8.25 mls 1,300 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 15th May Glenridding Pier, The Raven, Howtown, Arthur’s Pike, Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, Angle Tarn, Boredale Hause 15 mls 3,250 ft 7.5 hrs Strenuous
Thursday, 12th May Footpath Maintenace beach activity        
Wednesday, 11th May Boarsgreave, Brandwood Moor, Greens Moor, Rooley Moor Road, Ding Quarry, Cowpe Moss, Cragg Quarry, Cowpe Lowe, Puss Height and Lower Fold. (Including stretches of the Rossendale Way and the Pennine Bridleway) 7.5 mls 1,150 ft 4.75 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 11th May The Beeches Hotel, Standish Hall Farm, Upper Wood Farm, Wood Folds, New Plantation, into Birley Wood and Elnup Wood, Mill Dam Wood Cottages then back to the Catholic Church 5 mls Little 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 8th May Mickleden, Rossett Gill, Angle Tarn, Great End, Rossett Pike and Cumbria Way 12.5 mls 3,800 ft 7.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 1st May High Green, Keelham, Bell House and Erringden Moors, Great Jumps, Old Chamber, Crow Nest Wood, Fairfield, Horsehold Road and Wood, Pinnacle Lane, Swillington, Stoodley Pike, Withens Gate, Te Deum stone, Red Dykes, Withens Clough Reservoir. Stretches of the Calderdale Way, the Pennine Way and the Pennine Bridleway. 8.75 mls 1,100 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 24th April Whittle Hill, Cowpe Lowe, Top of Leach, Top of Pike, Hunger Hill and Knowl Hill 14 mls 2,500 ft 7.25 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 20th April Mere Sands Wood, Rufford Branch of the Leeds/Liverpool Canal 5.2 mls Little 2.45 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 17th April Dales Highway, Chapel-Le-Dale, Great Wold, Pennine Journey, Whernside and back to the start. 12 mls 2,200 ft 5.75 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 13th April Leeds/Liverpool Canal, Ellel Hall Bridge, Forsrigg Wood,  Parkside Farm and Webster’s Farm, Stork at Condor Green, estuary embankment, Glasson Link Canal, Plough Inn 6 mls Little 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 10th April Langden Castle, Fiendsdale Head, Fair Snape Fell, Totridge 14.5 mls 1,500 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 3rd April Settle, Stainforth Force,  Catrigg Force, Jubilee Cave, Victoria Cave, Warrendale Knotts, Attermire Scar, Blua Crags. 8.3 mls 1300 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 3rd April Dufton, Pennine Way, Dufton Pike, Knock Fell, Great Dun Fell Radar Station, Silverband Mine 15 mls 3,000 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 3rd April Through park to canal towpath, north to Millennium Lock, Millennium Link path to footbridge over Savick Brook, across golf course to Darkinson Lane, back to the park along the towpath via the Final Whistle café 5.25 mls Little 3.5 hrs Easy
Sunday, 27th March Goose Green, Wheelton Plantation (Brinscall Woods), Ratten Clough, Solomon’s Temple, Pope’s, Keck, Roddlesworth Moor, Woods and River, Calf Hey Bridge, Pimms, Great Hill, Drinkwater’s, Coppice Stile House 8.5 mls 1,100 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 23rd March Tootle Height, Nook Fold, Written Stone Lane, Cottam House Farm, Knowle Green Road, Springs Farm, Buckley Hall, Buckley Gate, B6245, Elm House return to pub along road. 5 mls 300 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 20th March Hollinshead Hall (ruin), Roddlesworth Reservoirs, Rake Brook Reservoir, Abbey Village, Tockholes, Sunnyhurst Wood, Darwen Tower, Darwen Moor 12 mls 1,900 ft 5.75 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 16th March Lytham Hall and Fairhaven 5.8 mls 200 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 13th March Hollow Moor, Shipman Knotts, Kentmere Pike NanBield Pass and Kentmere Reservoir 13 mls 3,550 ft 7.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 9th March Radcliffe Hall, Black Hall, Cold Coates, Hall Tree Farm and Wall Clough 4.8 mls 440 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 6th March Bracelet Moor, Broughton Mills, Great Stickle, Stickle Pike, Stickle Tarn, Caw, Natty Bridge 10.6 mls 2,800 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
February Winter walking in Norway - - 14 days Trip
Sunday, 28th February Glasson Dock, Cocker Sands Abbey, Cockerham Church, Ellel Grange Hall 16 mls 500 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 21st February Orrest Head, Brant Fell, School Knott, Grandsire & Cleabarrow Hill 12 mls 1,900 ft 5.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 14th February Hazleslack, Fairy Steps, Hale, Beetham, Storth, Sandside 8.5 mls 1,000 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 7th February Great Hill & Healey Nab 12.5 mls 1,700 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 3rd February Hyning Scout Wood, Moss House Farm, Crag Foot, Warton Crag and Strickland Wood 5.3 mls 900 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 31st January White Coppice Farm, Waterman’s Cottage,  Charnock Back Lane, Abyssinia, Hut Lane, Fredericks’, Wigan Lane, Grundy’s Lane, Duxbury Woods, Leeds to Liverpool Canal, Bagganley, Primrose Cottage. 10.7 mls 930 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 31st January Calder Vale, skirting Bleasdale, along the Brock Valley westward to the A6, returning north by the canal bank 14 mls 1,500 ft 6.75 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 27th January Crag, High Jack Field Farm, Brush and Bailden Farms, Farling Ing Top Fold, Cowling, Ickornshaw (on the Pennine Way), Cinder Hill Lane, Ridge Mill Bridge, Lumb Mill, Glusburn Bridge, Lyndhurst Wood 6.8 mls 850 ft 4.2 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 24th January Stocks Reservoir 10.4 mls 1,219 ft 6 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 20th January Haslam Park and Aston Park at Ashton on Ribble 5.7 mls 250 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday 17th January Cockerham 7.7 mls 600 ft 4.45 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 17th January Snow covered open fells and Arthur's Pike 10 mls 1,500 ft 5.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 13th January Hoscar Moss 6.6 mls 150 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 10th January Gowbarrow Fell, Little Mell Fell, Great Mell Fell 10.5 mls 2,650 ft 5.45 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 10th January Oxendale Hall, Osbaldeston Hall 7 mls - 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 6th January Glasson and Galgate by canal 6 mls 260 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely