Monday, 16 April 2018

388 Walks from Glenridding 2018

Our next walk of the 2018 season will be from

Glenridding

in Cumbria
on

Saturday 12th May 2018

0800hrs prompt from the Short Stay Car Park

Glenridding is a village at the southern end of Ullswater, in the English Lake District. It suffered badly in the floods a couple of years ago but has determinedly recovered and catering for it's tourists. The village is popular with mountain walkers who can scale England's third-highest mountain, Helvellyn, and many other challenging peaks from there.

There will be Three walks;
  • A Walk led by: Garth Raybould
  • B Walk led by: Jennifer Mathias
  • C Walk led by: Gwyn Jones
Details will be added as they become available, but by Saturday 5th May

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

387 Walks from Clapham

Our next walk of the 2018 season will be from

Clapham

in the Yorkshire Dales
on

Saturday 14th April 2018

0800hrs prompt from the Short Stay Car Park
Stream through the village

Clapham is quite simply one of the prettiest villages you could care to imagine. It truly is like something out of a postcard.
Through the centre of the villages runs Clapham Beck, which is crossed by a series of old stone bridges. The slate-roofed houses around it are built from the same or similar stone, with most of them dating back to the 18th century..........more

Tourists keep returning to Clapham,.........more


There will be Three walks;
  • A Walk led by: Brian Thorne
  • B Walk led by: Beverley Kelly
  • C Walk led by: Gwyn Jones
Details will be added as they become available, but by Saturday 7th April

A Walk from Clapham 2018

Walk Leader: Brian Thorne
Walk Distance:12 Miles app
Total Ascent/Descent: 1857ft app


Had a fantastic day out on the recce last Thursday
From Clapham we climb to Inglebrough summit via Trow Gill and Gaping Gill. Descending around Simon Fell to Nick Pot and the wonderful green road through limestone pavement to Crumock Farm.
Thence back to Clapham via Thwaite Lane.  






B Walk from Clapham 2018

Walk Leader: Beverley Kelly
Walk Distance: 8 miles
Total Ascent/Descent: 1200ft


Route subject to Recce

We leave the beautiful village of Clapham, walking alongside the river before ascending to walk above Clapdale Beck.


At Clapdale we drop down to walk alongside the beck again and past the entrance to the Ingleborough Cave.

At Trow Gill we cross the beck to reach Long Lane and we head towards Long Scar with hopefull some wonderful views.

We head towards Sulber Gate and Thieves Moss, one of the finest Limestone Pavements 


Time to head downhill towards Crummock Dale via Beggars Stile with some lovely gentle walking until we reach Norber Brow when we are on Crummock Lane, eventually reaching Thwaite Lane which takes us back towards Clapham.



C Walk from Clapham 2018

Walk Leader:Gwyn Jones/John Adamson
Walk Distance: 5 miles app
Total Ascent/Descent: 500ft app


The C Walk starts with a coffee and tea cake in a local tea shop in Clapham.  We leave the village of Clapham and walk east along a path, across fields, through kissing gates and on towards Austwick. We pass through the quiet little village of Austwick and then north and up to the erratics, - a geological term for a large rock that is out of place, as depicted by their composition.  We head west; pass under Robin Proctor’s Scar and back to Clapham in time for a well-deserved drink.