This Weeks Walks

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This Weeks Walks

Sunday 13th January 2019

A Walk

Miller Moss - Carrock Fell

8 Miles Grade 2

Leader: Pete Rutland

Car Walk Sands 9.00am

Car Walk: Sands 9.15am

Sunday 13th January 2019

B Walk

Talkin Fell

7 Miles Grade 3

Leader: John McKay

Car Walk Sands 9.00am

This easy, but interesting, walk is an extension of the Christmas  Lunch walk I led a couple of years ago.
We will park at Mealsgate and make our way to Allhallows Old Church where I hope we will be able to visit The George Moore Mausoleum.
From there we will head to Harbey Brow where I have obtained permission to visit the Pele Tower. (Are you brave enough to climb to the top?).
We then follow the River Ellen to Blennerhasset and on to Brayton along the track of the former Mealsgate to Aspatria railway ๐Ÿšƒ.
Our return is via Baggrow and Allhallows New Church.
Post walk tea and cake will necessitate a short drive to The Craggs Coffee House.
Graham ๐Ÿ”” 



































Car Walk: Sands:9.00am


Goodday fellow explorers today we walk in the footsteps of the likes of Scott and Amundsen. Well, maybe a little over the top but we will venture to the summit of Englands newest mountain. Miller Moss or Little Lingy Hill, until the middle of this year had been measured at 609 meters. This left it as being 1 meter under the height required to be classed as a mountain, or attaining the height of 2000ft. This year the boffins went up there with all their high tech tape measures and low and behold, its now officially a mountain.
Leaving the cars at the top of the valley above Swinside we head up the old mine tracks that take us to Lingy hut, not a bad tea stop. This is only half an hours easy climb. Miller Moss lies about a 15 minute walk behind (westish) Lingy Hut. Your excitement at conquering a new mountain may be dulled a little when you find its just a bit of a rise in the terrain, but as its there its got to be done as us explorers say.
High Pike is then within easy reach and Carrock Fell, a more interesting summit with Iron Age Fort remains can be on the agenda. We will head down via Brandy Gill, this may also be something new to many as it was to me until recently. A walk full of old mine workings, Iron Age Forts and new mountains and a couple of Wainwrights thrown in. Nothing difficult in this walk, easy walking will keep most explorers happy. We can have lunch wherever takes the fancy. Good paths and no scrambling.
Then its a hunt for tea and buns.
Be there or be Square













































Car Walk: Sands:9.00am




An old favourite, Talkin Fell. We set off from Clesketts Car Park and make our way to Forest Head via the old quarries, a little bit of road walking before we branch off for Talkin Fell.

After visiting the standing stones we make our way down past The Greens and on to Gairs, which will be our lunch stop.

We leave Gairs and head north to Howgill. From Howgill we carry on heading for Tindale Tarn, passing the RSPB centre at Stagsike. We donโ€™t go quite as far as the tarn, we branch off left and wind our way round to the car park.

Itโ€™s then off to Hayton Farm Shop.


A pleasant little walk, not too strenuous.



























Sunday 13th January 2019

Car Walk Sands 9.00am

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Harbey Brow - Blennerhasset

7 Miles Grade 4

Leader: Graham Bell

Sands: 9.15am






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Thursday 10th January 2019

Thursday Night Dinner

Spider & Fly - Stanwix Bank

Contact: John McKay

01228 530306