5th January 2020
Coach Trip to Windermere/Bowness
A walk Leader required
B walk Leader Tony Culverhouse 10 Miles Moderate
Bailing out at Kendal, we follow the river Kent north along path and short sections of road, passing through Burneside to join the Dales Way. We stay on the Dales Way for the rest of our journey, passing through Boston and on towards Stavely. We then head south-west, passing New Hall farm to follow a lane for a mile than a bridleway to Crag House Farm. We then head north to Ourtun Nook and Hag End before descending to Bowness.
Quite a bit of tarmac country lanes, steep section near Stavely. Muddy sections.
C walk Leader Paul Brown 7 miles Moderate
We leave the coaches in Staveley and walk through the village to the station, walk under the railway then cross the bridge over the A591 road as we join the Dales Way route. We walk to Field Close, New Hall, Fell Plain, Borwick Fold, Hag End, and Pinethwaite, before changing direction to walk southwards to Matson Ground. From here we walk westwards then descend steeply into Bowness where the walk ends.
We follow mainly the Dales Way and walk quite a bit on quiet country lanes, but there are several ups and downs along the way. If it’s a decent day we will take a detour to climb to School Knott to take advantage of lake and mountain views. Muddy, wet, and rocky surfaces in a few places so care is needed.
D walk. Leader Jane Cordingley
Bowness “D” walk – either 6 miles or 4 miles to be decided on the day by the Leader Jane Cordingley and subject to weather conditions on the day.
Both walks – Alight coach at Windermere, walk back out of Windermere on A591 past railway station, take footpath to cross railway line, then climb woodland and field paths to arrive at base of School Knott.
4 miler – crest School Knott – slowly - with views of Windermere, descend to School Knott tarn, pick up the Dales Way to return to Bowness. 111 metres of ascent
6 miler - foothpath through School Knott plantation (boggy! is understatement) pass Whasdike and Yews farm on good tracks before rejoining Dales Way at Hag Farm to return to Bowness.150m of ascent
Both walks - Option to visit Post Knott view point weather and time permitting.
Please note: the footpath through School Knott is very boggy, uneven and slippery under foot. The final descent into Bowness is steep and slipp
Morning (Outward) Pick-Up Points
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
08:50 Clayton : Hare and Hounds
08:55 Harwood : Nightingales Garage
09:00 Whalley : King Street
09:05 Clitheroe : York Street
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