Saturday, 22 December 2018

395 Festive Walk and Meal (Levens) 2018

Saturday 5th January 2019
0800hrs from the short term Car Park behind Iceland
 Our Festive walk and meal this year will be from the Gilpin Bridge Inn, nr Levens.

There will be three short walks in the morning before the meal at the Gilpin Bridge
  • A Walk led by Peter Hitchcock
  • B Walk led by Jennifer Mathias
  • C Walk led by Gwyn Jones

395 'A' Festive Walk

Walk Leader: Peter Hitchcock
Walk Distance:

A short, sharp stride out to give everyone a good appetite for their Xmas lunch (remember there is a turkey slice in every pint)!

From the 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 leaving  plenty of time to get changed before lunch.

Happy New Year ‘A’ team!!

Friday, 21 December 2018

395 'B' Walk from Levens 2018

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!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

395 'C' Walk from Levens 2018

Leader:  Gwyn Jones                                                                    
Distance 3.2 miles                            

This is an easy walk just over 3 miles. Most of it is on tarmac.  There is one ascent – about ¾ of a mile but it is gradual.
White Scar - We turn left at the foot