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A winter scene in the Dales. Looking towards Ingleborough from Sulber Nick. Climbs of Ingleborough start from Horton or Ribblehead. We run these walks throughout the year.

Wharton Hall in the valley visited on walks from Kirkby Stephen. A favourite venue for many easier walks.

 

 

Past Events - Other Events 2012

 

10 October 2012 - Elterwater Circular (Lake District Walk)

Please click here to view photos by John W (external web link)

 

22 June 2012 - Hindscarth-Robinson (Lake District Walk)

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16 May 2012 - Brotherilkeld Circular (Lake District Walk)

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19 April 2012 - Coledale Horseshoe Variant (Lake District walk)

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5 April 2012 - Earby Circular (Thursday walk)

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5 January 2012 - Fairburn Ings Circular (Thursday walk)

MORE A SWIM THAN A WALK

It all started very well, once the weather had delivered its early morning slap. The sun shone and the birds sang as fourteen of us set off from Kippax. The mud required some delicate footwork but we developed mud-sliding skills which would have qualified for the Olympics. (Well, who would notice another esoteric sport?)After visiting the ancient village of Ledsham we made our way to Fairburn Ings. This did not disappoint. A kingfisher came to pose for us and the birds outside the Visitor Centre gave a very good seed-pecking demonstration. What a lovely walk and so lucky with the weather. Braving a mopheaded herd of Highland cattle who were guarding the path, we thought our troubles were over. Then before our eyes the path gently metamorphosed into a stream, a deep stream of very cold water. Cries of 'It's over my boots' ' It's up to my knees ' and similar went unheeded and so, for the first time, we learned the art of swimwalking, although I wouldn't recommend it. Further delights awaited us at Allerton Bywater which had become underwater. Would we ever reach dry land? Our leader was undaunted and mudwards led us safely up to the high ground and the sanctity of the church yard and its car park.
Well done Moya and John. Never let it be said that the Thursday walks are dull. Bet you didn't realise the Olympics had started so soon though!
We loved it really. Honestly.

Report by Diane E

Photo above by Martin H


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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