Tuesday, 05.10.21- Hurst Green, 7 miles, 9.30, Mary & Kate Taylor, 015242 61672
Saturday, 09.10.21-Pen-y-Ghent, 8 miles, Duncan/Rick Clapham, 07792935564
Thursday, 21.10.21- Orton, 8.5miles, Bryn & Sandra Craggs, 015242 62416
Sunday, 31.10.21- Hawes, 7.5 miles, Robert Baines, 015242 41452
Our first October walk is 7 miles at Hurst Green on Tuesday 5th. At the Shireburn Arms turn north into Hurst Green village, park in the public car park just past the Bayley Arms. Walk north and turn left just before the Stonyhurst Estate, continue along this Bridleway to Crowshaw House, turn right on the road then left up through the woods past Green Thorn to meet the Forestry road. Continue right along this track, cross the road, and continue through Kemple End to Stockbridge, turn right on the road for a short distance, then take the farm track towards Higher Deer House, then left onto a footpath, through the trees and over a footbridge on to the golf course. Turn right, skirting the edge of the golf course then over two fields onto the Stonyhurst College drive, and back to the cars. Mary & Kate Taylor 61672.
On Saturday 9th we have an ascent of Pen-y-Ghent, an 8 mile walk.
The route will start from the school in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and follow the road for a short distance until we join the path that goes directly to the top of Pen-y-Ghent. From the summit we will descent to the North along the Pennine Way before branching off across Horton Moor and to cross Hull Pot Beck on the stepping stones. We continue on this path until we re-join the Pennine Way and head back to Horton via Brants Gill Head. The total distance is about 8 miles with an accent/descent of around 1,600 feet. The alternative route on the way back will go via Hunt Pot and Horton Scar. This is all on Public footpaths so should be fine for dogs on a lead. It is shorter at about 6.5 miles so may also suit others looking for an easier route. It may also be the only option if we have a spell of bad weather. Duncan/Rick Clapham, 07792935564
We park on the road in Orton village (not in the chocolate shop car park) and meet by the market hall / toilets on Thursday 21st for an 8.5 miles walk led by Sandra and Bryn Craggs 62416 or 07779001046. Leaving the village we pass the church, cross the Appleby road and head up a clear track towards the scar, via Broadfell Farm. We pass the C2C path turn and emerge through the lime kilns onto the Appleby road, before immediately turning onto the access land to walk up to the monument on Beacon Hill. We continue along the wall line (with open views) to join the bridleway and then a single track road. Turning right we head down the road for 3/4 mile before turning right onto another bridleway which then enters the Great Asby Scar National Nature Reserve. This is a SSSI area of outstanding limestone pavement and is much quieter than those nearer to home! Emerging from the NNR we pick up another bridleway to descend from the scar to Knott lane before crossing fields via a minor road & Street and back to Orton.
The final walk on Sunday 31st is 7.5 miles, parking at Appersett. We go over two bridges and join the Pennine Way, then head down to Hardraw. A footpath goes past West House then Shawgill Wood up to Sawry Head and past old quarries to Simonstone. A footpath heads to Sedbusk, then we go down to Hayland Bridge and follow the river back to Appersett Viaduct and the cars.
The first November walk is on Tuesday 2nd, Norber and Crummackdale 7.5 miles, followed the next day, Wednesday 3rd, by the AGM with a Jacob's Join, more details next month.