Sunday Service from the Ingleborough Team.
Sunday the 11th of July.
For our July walks we are reverting to meeting at Lairgill, enabling car-sharing to take place again for those who wish to.
The current guidelines are that masks should be worn and windows open.
We will meet there for 9.30am unless stated otherwise. Booking is no longer required in advance, but a list of walkers will be taken at the start of each walk by the walk leader.
The first, on Thursday 1st of July is a 5 mile circular, Kirkby Lonsdale to Whittingham.
Parking at Devil's Bridge and led by Alison and Colin 07854789311
We'll meet by the far side of the bridge, near to where the bikers park. We walk across fields to Low Biggins, then down to Sellet Mill farm & hall via tracks & footpaths. There is then a short section on a lane down to Whittington, where we walk through the churchyard & across parkland to exit by the gate house of Whittington Hall. At the end of this lane we turn left onto the bank of the River Lune & follow the river bank upstream back to Devil's Bridge. It may be that a different walk of the same distance may be substituted, starting at the same place, but going to Casterton.
On Friday the 16th of July Kate 51402 will take us to look for prehistoric cup marks and "Harry Horse" on the slopes of Ingleborough. Parking in Clapham, we walk along Clapham Old Road to Newby Cote. Taking the lane to the right onto the Ingleborough path it's steadily uphill for a while. After passing a small scar, we'll look for the cup marks and "Harry Horse". Then, heading across the moor to the Boundary Stone on Grey Scars, the next aim is the Cold Cotes to Ingleborough path which we follow downhill. Shortly after the first Cold Cotes buildings, footpaths take us to Newby, then Laithbutts Lane and back to Clapham.
David Longton 61838 leads the last walk on Saturday 31st of July, the Ward Stone Walk of 11 miles, starting from the large free car park by Jubilee Tower on the Quernmore to Abbeystead road. Our walk then goes down to Higher Lee Farm where we pick up a series of tracks which take us via a shooters' luncheon hut and Rugged Crag to Ward Stone (the highest point in Bowland). Here we take the rough and in places boggy permitted path until we come to a track where we turn right and follow it as far as a disused quarry where there are three Andy Goldsworthy monoliths to view. From there we visit Clougha Pike before heading towards Grit Fell but turning down the boggy track past the shooters pile back to the car park. Note: As some of this walk is on open access ground which is designated as a grouse moor no dogs will be allowed, sorry.
The first August walk is an evening walk of about 4.5 miles, starting from Clapham Station at 6pm on Tuesday 3rd.