sharp stride out to give everyone a good appetite for their Xmas lunch
(remember there is a turkey slice in every pint)!
Gilpin Bridge pub we can conveniently cross the moss area along a cycle track
until we reach the foothills of the most inviting lump of rock in the area “The
Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve”.The
aim is to get straight to the top to gain a 360 deg panoramic view before
casually sauntering a circuitous route back to the coach.The going is good on generally dry limestone
rock or hard track – very convenient for January – so no need for gaiters
today.The climb to about 360 ft is
gradual and a doddle compared with Settle last Nov!Although we shall step out at a good pace, we
should complete this route in a little over 2 hrs leavingplenty of time to get changed before lunch.
Walk Leader: Jenifer Mathias Walk Distance: 5.5 miles
The B walk is five and a half miles long. There is a lot of flat walk along roads , a little climb into the woods on the Eastern flank of Whitbarrow and a descent into the Lythe Valley. The were some slippery patches and some mud, but not hippopotamus size!