Sunday 16th February 2019 - Coach Walk - Rosehill: 8.50 - Sands: 9.00am
Sunday 16th February 2020
Caldbeck & Hesket Newmarket Circular
8 Miles Grade 3
Walk Leader: Graham Bell
Wednesday 12th Feb 2020
Brougham Hall - Lowther Castle
7 Miles Grade 3
Leader: Graham Bell
Car Walk: Sands 9.15am
Sunday 16th February February 2020
Fellside – Great Sca Fell-Knott-High Pike - Caldbeck
10 Miles Grade 2
Leader: Ian Rowley
From Fellside we’ll take the rough mine road up the valley of Dale Beck before climbing steeply up the flank of Brae fell the first of our four Wainwrights From here it’s a straightforward high level walk staying around the 2000ft mark though it is likely to be very wet underfoot Next we’ll cross Great Sca Fell at 2130 ft. and then onto Knott the highest point of the walk.
After climbing over Knott we’ll descend towards the lonely bothy on Great Lingy Hill, splendidly perched above Mosedale with views towards Blencathra. This will probably be a good spot for lunch.
From here we’ll be following the Cumbrian Way on a track that becomes drier as we ascend the fourth Wainwright of the day High Pike another fine viewpoint. From here it’s an easy descent towards Potts Gill mine then down into Caldbeck village.
Sunday 16th February 2020
6 Miles Grade 3/4
Walk Leader: John McKay
Setting off from Caldbeck we go west to the Howk and follow the river Whelpo to Beckstones where we turn north west to Brownrigg. It’s then south all the way to Fellside via Whelpo Head, Faulds and Pikeless Gate. Somewhere along the way we, at a suitable spot, we will stop for lunch. At Fellside we join the Cumbria Way and go east to Pott Gill where we turn north and head back into Caldbeck. No doubt, due to the recent weather, there will be lots of mud but that always makes for an exciting walk. 6.5 miles which shall be done at a very leisurely pace
Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club
affiliated to hfholidays
We head out of Caldbeck following the Cumbria Way for a short distance before heading south towards Hesket New Market.
From Hesket New Market we carry on in a southerly direction to Wood Hall.
The walk then heads west past Hudscales to reach Nether Row and Little Fellside.
The return to Caldbeck is via Whelpo and The Howk.
There is a stretch of moorland walking and it will be muddy in parts.
The programme shows Judy and I were supposed to be leading a walk from Penton along the Whyte Lyne River.
Unfortunately we didn't get to recce the walk before Judy flew off to Australia and as I haven't a clue where we were supposed to be going I am leading an alternative walk.
We will park in the large lay-by on the A6 to the south of Eamont Bridge from where our journey will take us to Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Clifton Pele Tower, The Lowther Mausoleum and Lowther Castle
(home of the famous Yellow Earl).
We will return to Eamont Bridge via Yanwath Woods before adjourning to the Tea Shop at Brougham Hall to sample the best cheese scones in the world.
Wednesday 12th February 2020
Following the heavy rain at the weekend it is highly
likely that many of the footpaths around Eamont Bridge and Askham will be waterlogged and impassable.
I have, therefore, reluctantly decided to cancel the planned walk.