2nd June 2019 Coach Trip
Coach Trip to Hawes
After a rendezvous at Settle we will continue on towards Hawes. It is important for safety reasons that independent walkers
A Walk Anthony Fleetwood 11.5 miles Strenuous
We leave the coaches at the Appersett/B6255 junction and head for the village of Hardraw. From here we follow the Pennine Way to Thwaite Common and Great Shunner Fell at 716m our highest point. Then onwards to Butter Tubs road via Grainy Gill Moss to Hawes. The walk should take five hours but if we are behind time it can be changed en route. Good paths most of the way and always good views.
B Walk Leader Chris Thornley 9 miles Moderate
Alight at Gearstones on the B6255 and take the Dales Way to Cam End. Then join the Pennine Way and follow it to Cam High Road, Cold Keld Gate and Heator Hole. If the weather is decent we leave the Pennine Way to take in the summit of Dodd Fell (2198 ft). We will then rejoin the Pennine Way and follow it to West Cam Road. Continue to Ten End, Rottestone Hill and Gaudy Lane. We then descend to the village of Gayle and on into Hawes.
C Walk Leader Graham Wrigglesworth 7.25 miles Moderate with one climb
The walk starts in Hawes on the Pennine Way crossing the River Ure at Haylands Bridge. We then follow the footpath to the lovely village of Sedbusk. From here we climb steadily to the plateau behind High Clint. Taking a track heading west to the Butter Tubs road (the views from here are superb). On reaching the road we descend to High Shaw, through Fossdale Gill, then drop down to Hardrow. We then follow the river back to Haylands Bridge, retracing our steps to Hawes. A superb walk with extensive views across Wensleydale. Anyone wishing to visit Hardraw Force (time permitting) the current charge IS £2.50 per person.
D Walk Leader Carol Higgins 6.5 milesModerate
From Hawes we briefly pick up the Pennine Way, gently heading slightly uphill before descending along a quiet road to Appersett and then turning eastward to follow the valley towards Hardraw. Following a flagged path and steps there is a short climb to Simonstone Hall Hotel but we take it slow to stop and admire the views across the valley.
Once at the top our walk is now level to the picturesque hamlet of Sedbusk. Our final part of the walk descends across fields picking up once again the Pennine Way to Haylands Bridge and back to Hawes. The walk is mainly on field and moorland paths and there are a number of stiles.
Pick up time for return journey. Returning Home: 6.00 pm fromthe coach park in Hawes
Morning Pickup Points and Times
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
08:10 Clayton le Moors : Hare and Hound
08:20 Padiham : Town Hall
08:22. Padiham : Whitegates
08:25. Burnley : Tim Bobbin
08:30. Burnley : Bus Station
08:35. Burnley : Brennard Street
08:40 Brierfield : Town Hall
08:45. Nelson : Bus Station
08:50 Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road
08:55 Colne : Crown Hotel
09:00 Colne : Library
09:05 Colne : Alkincoates
09:10 Barrowford : Heritage Centre