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WINTER WALKS Completed in January to March 2016



The series of Winter Walks for 2016 are now complete. Thank you to Judith Bentham for organising them and to the members who led each one. You can read the reports below on the individual walks and we expect to arrange another series in the closed season during at the beginning of 2017.



Programme of Walks Completed in 2016

Sunday 17th January – Little Langdale, Cathedral Quarry and Hodge Close

Meet at 10.30am at Elterwater free car park (NY32982 05038).

This is a 6.5 mile easy walk. Bring a torch for optional cave visit. We shall call in to the Three Shires Inn for a drink shortly before the end of the walk or the Britannia Inn, Elterwater, at the end of the walk (please note, not both!)

Ann Stupple; 07764 373090


Sunday 31st January – Cartmel Fell/Rosthwaite Heights

Meet at 11am on A5074 Winster at layby opposite Winster Parish Rooms (SD418 936).

The walk is approximately 6 km long and mainly on tracks but can be a bit boggy and muddy in places. Post-walk refreshments will be at the Brown Horse Inn in Winster.

David and Isabel Huggett; 015395 36378/ 07891 675794


Sunday 14th February Settle, North Yorkshire

Meet at 10.00am in Settle Market Place (SD819637).

This is an 8-10 mile walk, easy to moderate grade. It will give a taste of the Dales, with paths, lanes, waterfalls and limestone pavement. After the walk there will be a welcome drink at the Talbot Arms, Settle, which has a good selection of real ales and dogs are welcome.

Paul and Alison; 01729 824539/ 07713 155723


Sunday 28th February Latterbarrow

Meet at 10.30am at Low Wray campsite, permission given (NY371 018; LA22 0JA). To find parking turn off lane at NY371 016 and follow National Trust signs to campsite near shore.

The walk is about 6 miles long, along shoreline, forest track, fell and farmland with a couple of short steep climbs and muddy bits. Post-walk refreshment venue to be decided.

John and Jenny Waldron; 015395 68255


Sunday 13th March Lingmoor Fell and Great Langdale

Meet at 10.00am at Elterwater free car park (NY32979 05025).

This is an 8-mile walk, starting with a modest climb on good paths to the summit of Lingmoor Fell, from where there should be great views of the surrounding fells. Lunch at Blea Tarn then descent into the Langdale Valley and walk back down the valley to Elterwater. Chocolate provision for the walk leaders would be appreciated. Post-walk refreshments at the Britannia Inn, Elterwater.

James Downes; 07504 906162


FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (Walk_1.pdf)Report on walk 1 2016 193 kB
Download this file (Walk_2_2016.pdf)Report on walk 2 2016 231 kB
Download this file (walk_3_2016.pdf)Report on walk 3 2016 1323 kB
Download this file (Walk_4_2016.pdf)Report on Walk 4 2016 128 kB
Download this file (Walk_5_2016_1.pdf)Report on Walk 5 2016 456 kB
Download this file (winter_walks_2015.pdf)Report on winter walks 2015 1302 kB