FOOTLOOSE WALKS PROGRAMME

DECEMBER 2018 - MARCH 2019

DECEMBER 2018

Sunday

2 December

 

10:30 am

 


10:00 am

AGM Christmas Dinner at the Eagle & Child Staveley. and Walks

WALK 1: Reston Scar & Staveley

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy (with one small steepish descent) 5 miles. 

START POINT: Wilf’s Café SD 471 983

WALK 2: From Wilf’s along the river to Hagg Foot, Gurnal Dubs and back via Potter Tarn

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 8 miles

START POINT: Wilf’s Café SD 471 983

 

 

Simon Hughes

 



John Lee

Sunday

9 December

10:00 am

WALK: Two Langdale Valleys Circuit
Exact route depends on weather and water levels
Alternative routes available if weather demands

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 8-9 miles 1000ft ascent approx.

START POINT: Britannia Inn Elterwater
NY 328 048 Parking at National Trust CP Elterwater Village or free parking at Wallthwaite Bottom ( bottom of Red Bank Road , Elterwater)

Jean Savage

Sunday

16 December

9:30 am

WALK: Longsleddale & Kentmere Pike from Sadgill

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 8 miles (13km)

START POINT: Sadgill in Longsleddale NY 483 056

Jim Nicholson

Sunday

23 December

10:00 am

WALK: Christmas Ramble –
Kendal Natland Road to Helsington, Scout Scar

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy 10 miles Approx

START POINT: Natland Road Kendal SD 518 914


Libby Simpson

Wednesday

26 December

10:00 am

 

WALK: Boxing Day Walk – Route to be decided on day

GRADE/MILES ETC:  Easy ? Miles

START POINT:  Meet Outside Gaynors – Ambleside
NY 377 045

Whoever turns up !

Sunday

30 December

10:00 am

WALK: Great Asby Scar –
Orton, Street Lane, Scarside, Stone Circle, Acres, Sunbiggin, Maison Gill, Andrew Scar, Scar Side (note no Scarside), back to Orton..

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 9 miles, 1,063 ft of ascent

START POINT: roadside parking on West Side of B6260 close to the south end of the village at grid ref: NY 622 080

Derwent Donaldson

 

 JANUARY 2019

Tuesday

1 January

10:30 am

WALK: Coniston Old Man

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate (dependant on weather)

START POINT: Coniston Tourist Information Centre SD 304 976

Anne Strange

Sunday

6 January

10:00 am

WALK: Staveley Circuit (an alternative to Potter Fell !!) 

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 8 miles 1000ft ascent approx. START POINT: Mill Yard, Staveley (Wilfs) 
SD 471 983

Jean Savage

 

Sunday

13 January

10:00 am

 

WALK: “From the Duddon to the Lickle and back."

Ulpha Bridge, Rawfold Bridge, Lumholm, Scrithwaite, Stainton Ground, Kiln Bank Cross and back to Ulpha Bridge.

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 8-9 miles Two (very short) steepish climbs.

START POINT: Ulpha Bridge SD 196 930

Roger Cleave

Sunday

20 January

10:00 am

WALK:  Torver, Coniston Lake, Sunny Bank, Torver Tarn

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy 6 miles

START POINT: Torver SD 285 945

Simon Hughes

Sunday

27 January

10:00 am

WALK: Oxen Park, Ickenthwaite

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy 8 miles no major climbs

START POINT: Oxen Park Reading Room SD 317 874

Ken Shaw

 

 FEBRUARY 2019

Sunday

3 February

10:00 am

 

WALK: Red Screes, via Stockghyll, Middle Grove, High Grove, Kirkstone Pass, Red Screes summit, and Snarker Pike.

This is Wainwright’s favourite Red Screes circuit!

NB Some Scrambling will be involved.

GRADE/MILES ETC: Hard / Moderate 9 miles. 2400ft

START POINT: Outside Gaynors - Ambleside. Grid NY 377 045

John & Enid

Sunday

10 February

10:00 am

WALK: Broughton to the Knott

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy 8 miles

START POINT: Broughton Square SD 212 876

Pauline Jackson

Sunday

17 February

10:00 am

 

WALK: Circular from Kirkby-in-Furness via Bank House Moor, Kirkby Moor, Kirkby Wind Farm, and around Kirkby Slate Quarries.

Excellent views of the Duddon Estuary, Black Combe, Burney Fell and beyond (weather permitting).

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate 8 miles

START POINT: Beckside Community Centre Car Park, Grid ref 233 823

Paul Holroyd

Sunday

24 February

10:00 am

WALK: Whitbarrow Scar & Lords Seat

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy 7 miles

START POINT: Old A590 just off New A590 – Mill Beck on Mill Beck side SD 452 840

Simon Hughes

 

MARCH 2019

Sunday

3 March

10:00 am

WALK: Ings to Kentmere

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy 8 miles

START POINT: Ings Lane behind the Watermill Pub SD 444 986

Kath Rawlinson

Sunday

10 March

10:00 am

WALK: Pike O'Stickle, Stakes Pass, Mickleden

GRADE/MILES ETC: Moderate / Hard 7 miles

START POINT: National Trust, New Dungeon Ghyll NY 293 064

Simon Hughes

Sunday

17 March

10:00 am

 

WALK: Ulpha Bridge- Jackson Ground-Park Head Road-Hall Dunnerdale - Kiln Bank.

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy/moderate 9 miles (2 steepish climbs)

START POINT: Start point small parking area just south of Ulpha Bridge   SD 197 929

Jeane Mangh

Sunday

24 March

10:00 am

WALK: Winster Valley Circuit

GRADE/MILES ETC: Easy 9 miles

START POINT: Bowland Bridge SD 418 896

Tony  Kathy Mayo

Sunday to Tuesday

24 – 26 March

Black Sail Youth Hostel Event

Details to Follow

Sarah Walker

Sunday

31 March

10:00 am

WALK: Ousby, Melmerby Fell, Cross Fell, Wildboar Scar, Kirkland, Townhead – Ousby

There are two bail out points returning to Ousby via the Maiden Way distance 9 miles, or via A Pennine Journey, distance 13 miles

GRADE/MILES ETC: Hard 15.7 miles 2,700ft ascent (8hours)

START POINT: Ousby NY 620 349

Derwent Donaldson