Walk Reports/Photos

Dentdale and Aye Gill Pike April 2019

We were blessed with lovely sunshine once again for this walk.  A walk of two halves this - with some gentle riverside strolling in Dentdale at the beginning and the end of the walk, combined with a stiff climb over the long slopes of Aye Gill Pike.  This long ridge gives wonderful views in all…

Gummers How and Winster - March 2019

This was a re-run of a walk previously cut short due to snow, so it was great to see a bright morning for our walk.  Spring was definitely in evidence with plenty of Daffodils, and at one point a lovely frisky Fell Pony wanted to join us for the walk.  And note the lady taking her cat for a walk in…

A Wray of Hope February 2019

A day with fingers crossed for the weather worked out fine - we got round in dry weather if a little on the blowy side.  We met at Wray Castle and did a circuit towards Hawkshead taking in Latterbarrow and Claife Heights and Tarns and then down to Claife Station to take in the viewing platform…

That's Lyth Marshal's Walk January 2019

As per usual, early January sees us out checking that the route for our flagship event is alright.  It was indeed alright, if a little soggy, but that is only to be expected early in January.  We had a nice day and saw a few interesting things along the way, including some sculpture work headed for…

Barbondale and Calf Top New Year's Day 2019

This was an impromptu walk we decided to put on at the last minute, after our other impromptu walk from Arnside between Xmas and New Year.  There was such lovely weather this year over the Christmas break that it would have seemed rude not to!  A few of us met in Barbon and walked up over the Calf…

Arnside Gibraltar Point December 2018

And as the sun set on 2018 we had an impromptu walk between Christmas and New Year which paid off with some lovely weather and one of the best sunsets of the year.  A fitting way to see the sun go down on 2018 - and then see it up again in 2019 see Barbondale walk.  Any impromptu walks are always…

Sweet and Sour December 2018

After a year of exceptionally lovely dry sunny walks, our duck was broken!  We got the weather at last.  Some long faces were pulled, especially by new Committee Members who realised they really did have to come out for a walk today.  Indeed most of us only turned up cos we had to have a committee…

Silverdale Keep Taking the Tablets Oct 2018

An opportunity to take a route we used to know as the Silvarn Round.  But it also was very similar to one or two other routes in the lovely Silverdale area.  I have absolutely no idea why this route was called keep taking the tablets.  I didn't see any drugs (legal or otherwise) being taken on the…

A Town, some Steel and a High Street September 2018

This was a walk which included a lovely trip on Ullswater to start the day off.  It was great to have a coffee and watch Helvellyn and his neighbours float by as we approached Howtown.  Not so great when we had to get off and climb the hills up onto High Street.  Any walk along High Street always…

Barbondale Alternative August 2018

Always a nice place to walk when the Lakes are busy in the summer holidays we met at Cowan Bridge to take in the hills around Barbondale.  Thanks to Fred and Helen for leading the walk and taking us via the lovely Barbon Inn

Witherslack to Kendal July 2018

Another scorcher of a day - 2018 certainly just kept giving in terms of warm days out.  A look at a different way of crossing the Lyth valley by using the bus out to Witherslack and then walking back to base at Kendal.  And thanks to Christine Willey for being on hand with tea and cakes in their…

Pennine Way Alston to Bellingham July 2018

Our dry run on the Pennine Way amazingly continued with our trip from Alston to Bellingham looking like another scorcher.  Not just sunshine all the way from Edale but hot hot sunshine at that!  This was a walk of Roman Relics (the scenery not the people) and tranquil woodland followed by the open…

Ilkley Moor Baa T'at June 2018

More sunny weather in June, in Yorkshire this time as we had a trip out with and without hats to Ilkley Moor.  This walk was about 12 miles circumnavigating the moor.  We also walked round it!  The Cotton grass was particularly nice today, and again, we found a tea shop at the old Spa Baths which…

Overwater and Aughertree June 2018

It's not often that it is due to hot weather that a walk is cut slightly short!  It was an absolute scorcher today and honestly, all we wanted to do was lie in the sun and snooze nicely.  But we flelt that a bit lazy, so we climbed Great Cockup, lay down in the grass and - snoozed nicely.  We…

Pennine Way Bowes to Alston May 2018

Hotter than hot this three day walk.  Bowes to Middleton and on to Dufton and then over Cross Fell to Alston - usually a wild and windswept landscape for Pennine Way walkers.  We had a heatwave for the three days and a coat was never needed - nay not even a jumper!  Superb time had by all, but best…

Priory Peramble March 2018

We enjoyed a great walk which took in the hills behind Ulverston, visiting the Hoad in a good full wind.  Then down to the Canal to make our way down to Conishead Priory.  An unusual aspect of this walk was the opportunity to take part in a 15 minute meditation session at the Priory, followed by…

Pennine Way - Keld to Bowes March 2018

We continued to progress our way along the Pennine Way, and after all the snow and rain and poor winter weather we were amazed and delighted to be offered sunshine, spring weather and lovely views for this stage between Keld, Tan Hill and Bowes.  It is a much more interesting walk than you would…

Parlick and Fairsnape February 2018

After some pretty grim weather, Tom was brave enough to continue with this walk.  On the way down the motorway most of us were muttering dark thoughts about "stupid weather", and "why did I get up for this?" because it was a pretty wet start to be fair.  Leaps of faith in the weather forecast are…

Potters Fell and Staveley January 2018

Again, after many a rainy day in Lakeland we were blessed with dry if rather dull conditions.      We treat our January walk as a bit of a recovery/warm up after winter, and never stray too far from the South Lakes because of the road conditions. Potters Fell and Tarn and the surrounds are…