STAVELEY 2nd Aug 2021


It was good to be back on the Fells again!

Although many members have been out walking over the past eighteen months, few had been on the high fells. With that in mind most leaders planned walks that were of a moderate nature and well within our members’ capability.

Predictably the Oldham group set off on a 2500’  route to achieve Hollow Moor above Kentmere and return along Sleddale and Potter Fell – an easy 14 miles ?

Geoff and Mike took their group up Brunt Knott and returned over Green Quarter and Staveley Head Fell. 12 miles and 2200’.

Paul C and his group went north west to Hugill Fell to return over Middle Elfhowe – totalling 11 miles and 1500’.

Mike J and Mike B led their groups up a very steep Potter Fell to Potter Tarn and Gurnal Dubbs. Mike J‘s party continued along the Fell Road to Birk Rigg adding a further 300’ to their expedition.                  After watching some brave swimmers in the tarn and not being the least bit tempted, Mike’s group descended to the River Kent.

Stuart and Ele’s party left the coach near Sizergh Castle to follow one of his favourite routes over Scout and Cunswick Scars to clock up 12 miles and 1300’

Anne and Helen’s group roamed up one side of the Kentmere valley, crossed to the other side and worked their way back again.

The weather was glorious - and the only slight blemish to the day was that the Hawkshead Brewery Shop was closed!

It was a brilliant day and Ele and Stuart’s meticulous planning

 ensured a successful return to the Walks Programme. Thank you.

Thanks to the photographers Dawn, Geoff and Mike C, Mike J and Mike B, David and Richard.

Mike B

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Next Walks:

Sunday 15th August 2021 – Threlkeld via Lakes

5.30 p.m. departure

 Northbound to Preston, M6 north to junction 36, A591 through Windermere and Ambleside to Stanah, B5322 to Threlkeld. Park in Threlkeld. Morning coffee stop at Burton services.

 Sunday 29th August 2021 - Castleton

6.00 p.m. departure


M62 Eastbound and on to the M67, A57 through Glossop and over the Snake Pass, A6013/A6187 to Castleton. Park in Castleton. Morning coffee stop at Burtonwood services, M62.

 Sunday 12th September 2021 Coniston via Torver

5.30 p.m. departure

 Northbound to Preston, M6 north to junction 36, A590 through Newby Bridge and Penny Bridge, A5084 to Torver, A593 to Coniston. Park in Coniston. Morning coffee stop at Burton services.


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