Walking Diary 2017

Sunday, 17th December Forty Acre Lane, Jeffrey Hill, Longridge Fell, Old Clitheroe Road, Higher Road, Forty Acre Lane 7 mls 800 ft 5 hrs Fours and Twos
Sunday, 17th December A6 north,Higher and Lower Park Head Farms, Lancaster Canal, Fence Foot Farm, Hallidays Farm; canal southwards to White Horse Bridge and return to Higher Park Head Farm and A6 4.5 mls Little 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 6th December Saddle End Farm, Burnslack Farm, Chipping Lawn Farm and Chipping 5.4 mls 500 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 3rd December Cowan Bridge, Whoop Hall, Fleet’s Lane, Wandales Lane Roman Road, Brownthwaite Pike, Casterton Fell, Bullpot Farm, Ease Gill Kirk, then the route of the valley to descend to Cowan Bridge. 10.8 mls 1,700 ft 5.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 19th November Annual Members Meeting at Brockholes Nature Reserve, with a walk to start and a presentation about Ribble Life Together to finish 4 mls Little 2.5 hrs All
Wednesday, 17th November Balderstone Hall the River Ribble and Bezza House 5.5 mls 250 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 12th November Warrendale Knotts, Sugar Loaf Hill, Stockdale Lane, Hoober Edge, Long Lane, Malham Cove, Limestone Pavement, Watlowes, Langscar Gate, Pennine Bridleway 14 mls 3,150 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 5th November Souther Fell, Scales Fell, Blencathra, Mungrisedale Common, Bannerdale Crags, Bowscale Fell 12.5 mls 3,500 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 5th November Lancaster Canal, cross Lea Golf Course and return via Millennium Ribble Link incorporating the Guild Wheel to  Haslam Park 5.25 mls Little 2.5 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 1st November The Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs 6 mls 300 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 29th October Polish Airmen’s Memorial, Hamblethorpe, Farnhill Moor, Cocklick Hill, Moor Gate, Jenkin, Middleborough, Snow Hill Farm, Skipton Moor, Horse Close Farm, Low Snaygill. 9.85 mls 1,115 ft 5.75 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 25th October Lancaster Canal and Glasson spur, Glasson Dock and Lancashire Coastal Path 5.9 mls 300 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 22nd October Pilots Cottage, Ribble Way, Hall Carr Lane 6 mls Little 3 hrs Easy
Sunday, 15th October Ullswater, Rattlebeck Bridge, Lanty’s Tarn, Grisedale Tarn 12 mls 3,500 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 8th October Upper Barden Reservoir, Lower Barden Reservoir, Bolton Abbey Priory, Middle Hare Head 16 mls 1,850 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 8th October South Ribble & Preston adjacent to the River Ribble 4.25 mls Little 2.5 hrs Easy
Sunday, 24th September Cat Bells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Rigghead Quarries, Castle Crag and shores of Derwent Water. 12 mls 3,100 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 24th September Hutton, Ribble Way and Penwortham 5.3 mls 250 ft 2.75 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 20th September Grizedale Brook, Burns Farm, Birks Farm, Barnacre Church, Lady Hamilton’s Well, Gubberford Bridge and Scorton 6.25 mls 760 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 17th September Steel Knotts, High Raise, Kidsty Pike, Brock Crags, Angle Tarn Pikes, Beda Fell 13.5 mls 3,800 ft 6.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 17th September Elterwater, Lingmoor Fell, Great Langdale 8.5 mls 1,600 ft 6 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 6th September Cuerden Valley Park (CVP) 5.5 mls 650 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 3rd September Calderdale Way, Hot Stones Hill, Standing Stone Hill, Gorple Lower Reservoir, Pennine Bridleway, Calder/Aire Link, Walshaw Dean Middle Reservoir, Pennine Way, High Rakes, Calder/ Aire Link, Crimsworth Dean, New Bridge 15 mls 2,340 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 30th August Settle, Warrendale Knotts, Victoria Cave, Langcliffe, Craven Lime Works, Stainforth, then following the River Ribble to return to Settle Market Place 10.3 mls 1,519 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 30th August Lower House, Winn House, Throstle Nest, Walmsley Bridge, Matshead and Brock 5.5 mls 365 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Tuesday, 29th August Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge: Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent & Whernside 24 mls 5,200 ft 11.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 27th August Swallow House Lane, Bank Vale Road, Cliff Bank Farm, Matley Moor, Higher Plainstead Farm, Cown Edge, Rowarth, Laneside Farm, Wethercotes, Sett Valley Trail, including stretches of the Pennine Bridleway and the Cown Edge Way. 9.25 mls 1,500 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 23rd August The most notable place leaving the canal at the Pilkington Road Bridge No 114C is the memorial to the 1883 Moorfield Colliery disaster where 68 people perished in the disaster, including boys as young as ten. 5 miles None 3 hours Leisurely
Wednesday, 23rd August Waingate, Hurst Lane, Chapel Hall Lane, Bonfire Hill, Wheat Head, Higher Walls, Lumb, Hargreaves Fold, Hewin Hill, The Hile, Shaw Clough, Scout, Seat Naze, Higher Cloughfold. 7.5 mls 1,150 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 20th August Barrow, Barrow Door, Outerside, Sail, Crag Hill, Grasmoor, Coledale Hause, Hopegill Head, Grisedale Pike 11.5 mls 4,800 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 16th August Little Mearley Hall, Hookcliffe, Downham Village, Warsaw End House and Worston 5.25 mls 550 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 13th August The Warpers Trail (part of the Witton Weavers’ Way): Clough House Farm, Turton Tower, Jumbles Reservoir, Turton Bottoms, The Barlow Institute in Edgworth, Wayoh Reservoir, Entwistle, Edge Fold, Entwistle Reservoir. 9.2 mls 1,100 ft 5.7 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 13th August Aldcliffe Marsh, Freeman Wood, Abraham Heights and Lancaster Canal at Aldcliffe 5 mls 280 ft 3 hrs Easy
Sunday, 13th August Pike Howe, Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle, Loft Crag, Pike of Stickle, Martcrag Moor, Stakes Pass for Rossett Crags, Rossett Pike, Rossett Gill and Mickleden 11 mls 3,700 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 6th August Ing Lane, Troutbeck Tongue, Park Fell, Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke, Garburn Road (Track), The Howe 12 mls 3,600 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 2nd August Denham Hill Quarry, Denham Hall, Lower Copthurst, Whittle Hills, Whittle Tunnels and Carr Brook Linear Park 5 mls 580 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 30th July Ratherheath Lane, Knott Hill, Ashes Coppice, Stock Bridge Farm, Dales Way, Cowan Head, Bowston, Burneside 8 mls 400 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 30th July Fair Snape Fell and Totridge 16.5 mls 2,750 ft 8.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 30th July River Darwen, the Weir, railway line, skirting Hoghton Towers Estate, Hoghton Church, Back Lane, Windmill Hill, Moss Farm, canal, Boat Yard 5 mls 400 ft 4.25 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 26th July Knowles Plantation, Mill Brook, Ribble Way, Howick Cross farm and Blashaw Wood 5.5 mls 200 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 23rd July Laithbutts Lane, Newby Cote, Newby Moss, Little Ingleborough, Ingleborough, Dales High Way, Sulber Gate, Moughton Scars, Long Scar, Clapdale Drive 12.5 mls 2,300 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 19th July Little Tongues, Preesall, Hackensall Hall and Knott End 5 mls 250 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 16th July Darwen Moor, Darwen Hill, Jubilee Tower, Sunnyhurst, Sunnyhurst Park, Hawkshaw, Height Farm, Darwen Golf Course, Tockholes, Red Lea Farm, Roddlesworth Reservoir 9.9 mls     Moderate
Sunday, 16th July Berry’s Farm, Glasson branch of Lancaster canal, Lancaster Canal, Forerigg Wood, Parkside Farm, Webster’s Farm 5 mls 130 ft 2.5 hrs Easy
Sunday, 16th July Arant Haw, Rowantree Grains Fold, Calders, Bram Rigg Top, The Calf, White Fell Head, Bush Howe, Breaks Head, Wind Scarth and Long Rigg Fold. 11 mls 3,200 ft 5.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 12th July Nateby Hall Bridge, Davis Bridge, Cabus and Garstang 6 mls Level 3 hrs Leisurely
4th to 11th July The White Peak Way 93 mls Lots 7 days Cake to Cakers
Wednesday, 5th July Brundhurst Farm, Old Doozes, Lower Reaps, Old Dads House and Mellor 5 mls 500 ft 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 2nd July Lancaster Canal, Millennium Ribble Link and Lea Town 5.75 mls Little 3 hrs Easy
Sunday, 2nd July Cock Hill, Bleaklow Head, Higher Shelf Stones, Mill Hill & Harry Hut 15 mls 2,372 ft 6.75 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 28th June Oxenhope to Upper Marsh quarries and the Bronte Way to Top Withins. Across the moor to Oxenhope Stoop, a short stretch along the watercourses, returning to Oxenhope by Stairs Lane and the Calder Aire Link. 9.8 mls 1,332 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 28th June Limbrick, Anglezarke Reservoir, Nick Hilton’s Bridge and Holland Fold 5.5 mls 578 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 25th June Moasdale , Lincove Beck, Esk Pike, Ore Gap, Bow Fell, Three Tarns, Crinkle Crags, Little Stand, Ulpha Fell 10.5 mls 3,900 ft 7.25 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 18th June King's Head, Scandal Beck, Smardale Packhorse Bride, Smardale Gill, Smardale Viaduct, Smardale Hall, Smardale Fell, Ash Fell Farm 8 mls 1,080 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 18th June Garburn Road, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, High Street, Thornthwaite Crag, Threshthwaite Mouth, Park Fell Head for Troutbeck Tongue and Ing Lane for Troutbeck Church 14.5 mls 3,650 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 21st June Hankinson Bridge, Fence Foot, Halliday’s Farm and Lancaster Canal 5 mls V little 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 18th June Heald Wood, Heald Farm, Calder Vale, Kelbrick Farm, Lower Cottage, Moor House, Birks Farm, Wellbeck Wood 5 mls 450 ft 3 hrs Easy
Sunday, 11th June River Ure, Nappa Mill, Westend Farm, Woodhall, Askrigg Moor, Carperby Moor, Windgate Greets 8 mls 1,080 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 11th June Dubhow, Boredale Hause, Beda Fell, Martindale, Ullswater lakeside path, Crookabeck 13 mls 3,080 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 4th June Raise Beck, Thirlmere, Harrop Tarn, Ullscarf, Greenup Edge, High Raise, Sergeant Man, Calf Crag, Steel Fell, Steel End 13.5 mls 3,400 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 4th June Cow Bridge, Goldrill Beck, Rooking, Boredale Hause, Angle Tarn, Satura Crags, Hayeswater and Hartsop 7 mls 1,800 ft 5.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 4th June Scorton Lake, Street and Guy’s Guide Camp 5.5 mls 125 ft 3 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 31st May Billington Moor, Sunny Bank and Dean Clough Reservoir 4.5 mls 520 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 28th May Attermire Scar, Warrendale Knotts, Langcliffe, Stainforth, Craven Lime Works, River Ribble, Feizor, Giggleswick Scar 13 mls 2,400 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 28th May Bollam Bridge, Poetry Trial, Stenketh, Wharton Hall, Lammerside Castle, Pendragon Castle, Southwaite, Carr House, Nateby, Stenketh, Poetry Trail, Kirkby Stephen Manor House 10.9 mls 1,135 ft 6.5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 24th May Spire Hill 8 mls 1,000 ft   Moderate
Wednesday, 24th May Hest Bank 5.3 mls 330 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 17th May Ashurst Beacon 4 mls 460 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 14th May Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike, Glencoyne Head, Hart Side, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Sticks Pass, Raise, White Side, Glenridding Valley, Greenside Road 12 mls 4,200 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 23rd April Rough Moor, Bleasdale Tower, Bleasdale Church and School, Jack Anderton Bridge, Tootle Hall, High Moor, Butt Hill, Cobble Hey (Rare Breeds Centre), Landskill 9 mls 900 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday 23rd April Cuerden Valley Park 5.3 mls 350 ft 2.5 hrs Easy
Sunday, 23rd April Coppermine Valley, Levers Water, below Swirl How (Plane wreckage), Greenburn Valley, Betsy Crag 13 mls 3,800 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 19th April Brock and Bilsborrow 4.75 mls Little 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 16th April Todmorden to Brown Wardle Hill 13.5 mls 2,500 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 12th April Bolton by Bowland and Bolton Park 4.75 mls Little 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 5th April Brinscall Hall, Snape’s Heights, Withnell Fold, Lower Simpson Fold and Wheelton 5.8 mls 423 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 2nd April Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Seathwaite Tarn 10.5 mls 3,500 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 29th March Singing Ringing Tree at Crown Point and Clowbridge Reservoir 5.8 mls 600 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Wednesday, 22nd March Cuerdale and Fishwick Bottoms 5.5 mls 100 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 19th March Leck Beck, Overtown, Tunstall 7 mls Little 4.5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 19th March Oddies Lane, Scar End, Ewes Top, Chapel-le-Dale, Twisleton Scars, Chapel-le-Dale, Roman Road 10 mls 1,740 ft 4 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 15th March Clawthorpe Park, Clawthorpe hamlet, Oakwood farm, Slape Lane,  Home Park Farm, back to Holme along the canal and into the village. 5.5 mls 400 ft 3 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 12th March Skippool Creek,  Little Thornton, Stanah, Wyre Estuary Country Park visitor centre 4.7 mls 50 ft 2.75 hrs Easy
Sunday, 12th March Meols, Hoylake, West Kirby 11 mls 100 ft   Moderate
Wednesday, 8th March A flexible-length urban linear walk from Rossall to Blackpool Central Pier, returning by tram to Cleveleys for refreshments and concluding the walk on foot to the cars. Various Little Various Moderate
Wednesday, 8th March Lancaster Canal, Morecambe Bay, Bolton-le Sands, Mount Pleasant vineyard 5 mls 300 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 5th March Valley of St Johns in the Vale, Old Coach road to Dockray, Clough Head,Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd and snow laden paths to Sticks pass for our descent 12.5 mls 3,500 ft 7 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 26th February Lench Road, Higher Lench, Lowe Lodge, Cowpe Lowe, Cragg Quarry, Top of Leach(1555 feet), Rooley Moor Road, Jackson’s Moor and Brandwood Moor, Top o’ th’ Height, Hugh Mill. 8 mls 1,250 ft 4.5 hrs Moderate
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Sunday, 19th February Gargrave, Skipton, Sharp Haw, Rough Haw, Flasby 13.5 mls 1,500 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 12th February Whalley Banks, Bowley Hill, Dean Clough Reservoir, Whittle Hall 9 mls 300 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Wednesday, 8th February Waterfold, Cromptons, Affetside Millenium Green, Watling Street Roman Road, Stormer Hill Closes, Bottoms Hall Cottages, Two Brooks Valley, Hawkshaw, Quarlton Fold Farm, Birches Farm, Turton Bottoms, Jumbles Reservoir 7.75 mls 900 ft 4.7 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 5th February Dales Way, Conistone, Conistone Dib, Bycliffe Road, Yarnbury, Hebden, River Wharfe, Dales Way, Linton Falls 12.7 mls 1,600 ft 5.75 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 29th January Lytham Green, Green Drive, Witch Wood 4.7 mls Nil 2.75 hrs Easy
Sunday, 29th January Myers Head lead mine, Rest Dodd, The Nab & Angletarn Pikes 10.2 mls 3,230 ft 6.25 hrs Strenuous
Sunday, 22nd January Higher Hodder Bridge, Lower Hodder Bridge, Great Mitton, Ribble Way 8 mls 2,000 ft 5 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 22nd January Black Combe, Holegill Beck, Annaside Banks, Whitbeck St. Mary Church, Silecroft 12.5 mls 2,500 ft 6 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 18th January Old Tram Road, River Darwen, Avenham Park, Winckley Square and Preston Junction 5.3 mls 550 ft 2.5 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 15th January Hurstwood, Foxstone Bridge, Middle Pasture, Cant Clough Reservoir, Hazel Edge, Gorple Road, Clough Head Stones, Extwistle Moor, Ben Edge, Hurstwood Reservoir, using parts of the Pennine Bridleway and the Mary Townley Loop as well as the Burnley Way. 9.5 mlas 1,260 ft 5.25 hrs Moderate
Sunday, 15th January Parkside Farm, Forerigg Wood, Ellel Hall Bridge, Sellerly, Bayley Bridge, Thurnham Hall, Thurnham Mill and Condor Green 5 mls 350 ft 2.75 hrs Easy
Wednesday, 11th January Marton Mere, Stanley Park, Salisbury Woodland and Staining 5.65 mls Little 2.75 hrs Leisurely
Sunday, 8th January Lever Park, Winter Hill & Belmont 13 mls 2,300 ft 6.5 hrs Strenuous
Wednesday, 5th January St Anne’s Pier, St Anne’s Local Nature Reserve 5.5 mls Nil 2.75 hrs Leisurely