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7th October 2018
Coach Trip to Coniston via Tover

Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria. Historically part of Lancashire, it is located in the southern part of the Lake District National Park, between Coniston Water, the third longest lake in the Lake District and Coniston Old Man.

After a rendezvous at Burton services on the M6 for a comfort stop we continue on towards Coniston. 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     Anthony Fleetwood              10 miles      Strenuous

We alight the coach in the village of Torver. Our walk starts with a steady climb to Walna Scar Road, from here it’s a steep climb to Brown Pike (682 m) then on towards Buck Pike (744m) and Dow Crag (750m). We descend to Goat Hawse, and then it’s one last climb to “The Old Man” (803)m. From here we should get some glorious views. Then it’s all downhill to Coniston and a well earned drink.

B Walk     Leader  Chris Thornley

C Walk        Leader   Paul Brown

D walk  Leader  Carol Higgins

Pick up time for return journey.   Returning Home:  6.00pm from the coach park in Coniston.

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, opposite Music Box 

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

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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