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7th April 2019

Coach Trip to Appleby

After a rendezvous at Burton services on the M6 we continue to Appleby. It is important for safety reasons that  independent walkers leave details of your names and routes, and a mobile telephone number if possible,  with the courier on your coach.  

A Walk             Leader  Tony Culverhouse                    12 miles​​

We set off northeast along a lane out of Appley to join a track and then a footpath taking us to Flakerbridge Our route then goes through woodland to come out on the road near Keisley. Crossing moorland we meet the Pennine Way which we follow down into Dufton. A track south west out of Dufton brings us to Espand Hill where we then head east to join a track and our route back to Appleby.    

B Walk             Leader Chris Thornley            10 miles​           Moderately Strenuous

Starting in Appleby we take the road up past the railway station to an underpass below the A66. We then take Stank Lane to Stank Wood, continue to Shepherd’s Cottages and on to the village of Murton.   We then follow a shooter’s track to the eastern side of Murton Pike. Then a path to the summit of Murton Pike 1,948ft, with fine views over the Eden Valley to the Lake District fells. We then descend steeply down the western flank of Murton Pike to the village of Murton. Fields paths to Town Foot, Brackenthwaite, Green Bank, Flakebridge Woods and retrace our steps via Stank Lane into Appleby. 

C Walk
We alight the coach in Appleby and head out to pick up the Dales High Way to Bandley Bridge and then on to Hoff. Field paths are now followed to Lookingflatt Farm and then along Helm Road, before going under the railway and onto Great Ormside. The route now follows Wainwright’s A Pennine Journey and the Lady Anne Way riverside path back into Appleby around the base of the Castle. 
Great views of High Cup Nick and Murton Pike are to be seen along the way. 
Walking Distance 8 miles Moderate, can be muddy if very wet. 
Leader Michael Counter

D walk  ​​ Moderate ​​6 ½ miles

We start from Appleby centre heading north westwards, and soon walk along the edge of Dowpits Wood high above a bend in the River Eden. We continue to Limekiln Hill, then change direction to walk to the pleasant village of Colby . On leaving Colby we join an undulating ( mainly uphill ) country road for about ½ mile, then leave the road to walk to Jerusalem Farm where racehorses are stabled.  We continue to Long Plantation and Big Clinch to reach Bandley Bridge where Hoff Beck is crossed on a footbridge, and then cross fields on the way back towards Appleby. Mixed terrain – tracks, field and woodland paths, some road walking, muddy/boggy in places, several stiles to cross. Rolling countryside of the Eden Valley to enjoy with good views of the hills of the North Pennines.

Leader Paul Brown

E walk , no leader.  A riverside stroll and a look round historic Appleby   

Start at St Lawrence’s Church Cloisters ( bottom of main street Boroughgate), turn immediately right into Low Wiend at the side of the Crown and Cushion Inn, follow this for a short distance, cross Chapel  Street, then follow a tarmac path ( car park & toilets on your left ) to the River Eden. On reaching the river turn right and follow the riverside path past the swimming pool and then the cricket ground.  The path ends at Bridge Street where you turn right, cross the road, walk towards the white pillar, then walk up the left side of Boroughgate to visit Lady Anne Clifford’s Almshouses.  Continue uphill to the castle gates, cross the road and walk downhill back to the start.

Pick up time for return journey.   Returning Home:  5.30 pm

PICKUP TIMES
Morning (Outward) Pick-Up Points

Blackburn Coach

08:00     Darwen : Boots Duckworth St

08:05     Darwen : Lynwood Avenue

08:10     Ewood : Empire Theatre

08:15     Blackburn : Penny Street

08:20     Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog

08:25     Oswaldtwistle : The Civic Theatre

08:35     Accrington : Whalley Rd, Kwik Fit

08:40     Accrington : Victoria Hospital

08:45     Clayton : Hare and Hounds

08:50     Harwood : Nightingales Garage

09:00     Whalley : King Street

09:10     Clitheroe : York Street

Burnley Coach

08:15     Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road

08:20     Colne : Crown Hotel

08:20     Colne : Library

08:25     Colne : Alkincoates

08:30     Barrowford : Heritage Centre

08:40     Nelson : Bus Station

08:45     Brierfield : Town Hall

08:50     Burnley : Brennard Street

08:55     Burnley : Bus Station

08:55     Burnley : Tim Bobbin

09:00     Padiham : Whitegates

09:05     Padiham : Town Hall

09:10     Clayton : Hare and Hounds

 

 

 

 

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