Tuesday 25 Sept 2018

W9: The High Fells Challenge Day 3 - Great Knoutberry Hill (new)

Leave Lidl car park at 9.00am. Start Garsdale Station (GR SD788918) at 10.00am. 12 miles. Hard. £7 (£6 if all 6 stages booked)

Day 3 starts high (1,200ft) up in Garsdale at the station on the Settle to Carlisle railway. We descend a short way to the Moorcock Inn and follow the upper reaches of the River Ure down to Thwaite Bridge. We join the old miners track which crosses the railway tunnel to the aptly named Middle O' Moor End. The track winds between the bogs up Hungry Gill & Sikes Pits Beck. Widdale Great Tarn is a lovely surprise as we go off piste to reach the summit of Great Knoutberry Hill at 2,192ft. A long tussocky descent takes us to the minor road and so back to Garsdale Station.

W10: The Muker to Keld Classic

Leave Lidl car park at 9.15am. Start Farmers Arms - Muker at 10.15am. 5.5miles. Easy / Medium. £7.

A classic short circular walk from the picturesque village of Muker, traversing the dramatic Swale Gorge, then on to the remote and historic hamlet of Keld. From there we head back towards Muker along a high level track over the flanks of Kisdon Hill with glorious views of the surrounding fells. 


W11: Hackfall Woods & The River Ure (new)

Leave Lidl car park at 9.30am. Start at Hackfall Woods car park on the Masham to Grewelthorpe road at 10.15am. 5 miles. Moderate. £7.

A short walk which will give us plenty of time to look around the fascinating Hackfall Woods. Scattered through the woods are a number of follies built in the 18th century by William Aislabie of Fountains Abbey/Studley Royal fame, who created a pleasure garden in the woods. We also follow a stretch of the Ripon Rowell Walk along the River Ure. 

T2: "Gentle Stroll Through Richmond"

Meet outside Castle Hill Bookshop at 2:15pm. Free, but please book a place. Donations to Richmondshire Museum most welcome.

Your guide John Culpan, author of the booklet "Gentle Stroll Through Richmond", takes you for a walk around this most interesting of Georgian market towns. 

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