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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.



Other Events 2006


Thursday Walk - 2 March 2006 - Greenfield

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1. Group discussion on the way forward
2. One of the winter hazards to cross
3. Winter over the reservoir
4. Looking down across Lancashire
5. Saddleworth War Memorial on Pots and Pans
6. Looking towards Greenfield from Ashway Rocks
7. Little frozen waterfall
8. Diane about to cross little waterfall

Photos by Dave Sherborne (1-4) & Carola Maddox (5-8)


Lakes Classic Walk - 18 July 2006 - Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks

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1. Buttermere on the way up Fleetwith Pike
2. Climbing a bit further up
3. A well-earned drink stop
4. High Crag and High stile - joys still to come!
5. Buttermere and Crummock Water from higher up Fleetwith
6. Ever upward
7. Not really the summit (with Pillar behind)
8. Water - what bliss!
9. Looking down on the way to Haystacks
10. Desperately seeking shade
11. Upwards again - with Great Gable in view
12. 'Frolicking' in the Haystacks
13. It was a long time since we climbed that ridge
14. Buttermere, Honister and Fleetwith Pike
15. Haystacks in the evening sun

Ten intrepid DalesRailers set out from the bottom of Honister Pass having
had the tonic of being organised and marshalled by the new slim-line Lewis;
it was great to see him out and about again. However our joys soon melted
away as we staggered/scrambled some 600 metres up the ridge of Fleetwith
Pike, under a mercilessly blazing sun. But it was well worth the effort for
the superb views of the lakes and mountains all around. But ever onward,
past Blackbeck and Inominate Tarns and over the Haystacks, and then the
unforgiving leader deviated from the printed route and dragged the group all
the way up the steep steps and scree of High Crag, only for weary,
perspiring limbs to summon the energy for another 50 metres up to High
Stile. It had to be downwards now; and it was, with a vengeance - an Alpine
like drop, straight down over rocks and scree to Buttermere 700 metres
below. And as ever at the end of a hard day that tempting short cut should
have been resisted, but wasn't, so the final 100 metres down meant battling
through the new fresh bracken. In spite of all this it was a marvellous day
which we will remember for a long time for the glorious weather and
magnificent views as well as the sweat, toil and pain. And that pint in the
Scafell Hotel was absolute nectar.

Report and photos by Martin Housley

Thursday Walk - 7 September 2006 - 'The Elgar Way'

Twenty Seven people arrived at Settle Station for this walk, on a beautiful clear day. The first information stop was at Victoria Hall where I explained a little about Elgars' links to the Settle area. Saying that Elgar had conducted the orchestra in this hall and that if everyone was very quiet they would maybe hear his music; the group looked very taken back as music started to play (our back leader had hidden talents!!)
Passing over the river we viewed 'Queen's Rock', on through Giggleswick and past Cravendale where Elgar visited his friend Dr Buck. Over Giggleswick Scar with wonderful views and a stop for coffee, looking back over the Golf Course where the two friends often played. Across a grassy path to Feizor, with a climb, before descending to Knight Stainforth and Stainforth Bridge where Elgar often stopped for lunch. However we had to toil up a very steep Goats Lane to Catrigg Force before we could enjoy our lunch, amidst many grumbles. Over to Winskill, past Samson's Toe and on to Victoria Cave before dropping down to the Stockdale Road where we all went on to Scalebor Force. Down Lambert Lane to Upper Settle, past Settle Folly and the Town Hall and to the Naked Man, the name of this amused Elgar. After refreshments, either at the Naked Man or the local hostelry we all agreed the weather and views had been perfect and we wended our way home by train or car, tired but very happy.
Thanks to our Middle Leader and Back Leader for helping to shepherd this large group.

Report by Pat Bottomley



















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