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 miles​Moderate

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

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
08:10  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




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