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All the walks have been graded as 'moderate' or 'easy' in difficulty. This means that we will be walking over ground that may be may be rough, stony or boggy. A reasonable fitness level is therefore needed on uneven, rising/falling ground. Participants need to take responsibility for their own comfort and safety by wearing suitable footwear as well as warm and waterproof clothing. Participants also need to bring a packed lunch and drink.

If you want to lead a walk or have an idea for a walk, please get in touch through the secretary -info@duddonhistory.org.uk

Please note some walks will incur addition costs eg entrance fees or fares.

Are you planning on joining a walk?

Please contact the leader with any specific queries.

It’s helpful if walk leaders have some idea of who is intending on coming on a walk. It makes it possible to arrange lifts/car sharing and makes cancelling easier in the event of very bad weather. It prevents hanging about waiting at picking up points. It is especially important if you are going directly to the start of the walk. Please contact walk leader the night before or at least half an hour before the meeting time at Broughton.

Where the leaders are going to the walk start directly, a Broughton contact will be given to co-ordinate travel.

Next Walk

THIS IS THE DRAFT PROGRAMME FOR 2019-20. WALKS IN BOLD HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED

4  Sat 21st Sep 2019 - Alison Matthews 015394 41545

Coniston Water Power. 3m generally easy with one short steep section to Mill Dam

10:00 Broughton Square 10:20 in layby before RC Church Coniston

NOTE:  REPORTS OF PREVIOUS WALKS CAN BE SEEN BELOW THIS YEAR'S PROGRAMME

4  Sat 21st Sep 2019 - Alison Matthews 015394 41545

Coniston Water Power. 3m generally easy with one short steep section to Mill Dam

10:00 Broughton Square 10:20 in layby before RC Church Coniston

5  Thu Oct 10th 2019 - Ken Lindley 774657

Woodland Revisited. 5m moderate

6  Sat 26th Oct 2019 - Stephe Cove 773965 Dave Hughes 716659

Maryport. Docks, town, Roman Museum (£4). Transport provided to Hadrian's Wall fortlet and salt pans. 5m moderate

Train from Foxfield 09:35 (To be confirmed)

7  Thu 7th Nov 2019 - Roger Kingston  582790

Great and Little Urswick. Priapus Stone, settlement, burial chamber, church and tarn. 4m easy

10:00 Broughton Square 10:30 Urswick Village Hall

8  Sat 23rd Jan 2020 - Gail Batten 716840

Seathwaite Ramble. Historic homes, school, church. 4m easy

10:00 Broughton Square 10:30 Seathwaite Village Hall

9  Sat 15th Feb - Keith Nixon 716491

Stephenson Ground. Excavation sites, rhyolite outcrop, quarry pool. 5m moderate

10:00 Broughton Square 10:20 Stephenson Ground - limited parking car sharing essential

10  Thu 12th Mar 2020 - Jennifer Galagher 015395 58495

Lancaster Canal. Carnforth and back via historic Borwick. 5m easy

09.22 Foxfield to Carnforth (To be confirmed)

11: Sat 21st Mar 2020 - Dave Hughes 716659

A Broughton meander. History and interesting features around the village. 2.5m easy

11:00 Broughton Square

 

12  Sat 11th Apr 2020 - Jeremey Bradley 07532 483296

Shifting Sands and Village Plans. Overton, Sunderland Point, Lune Estuary 6m easy/moderate

10:00 Broughton Square 11:00 Overton Car Park LA3 3HD

13  Thu 23 Apr 2020 - Ken Day 716113

Lacra Bank. Bronze age burials and standing stones. 5m moderate - steady climb to 500ft

10:00 Broughton Square 10:30 layby at Whicham Church

14  Thu 7 May - Stephe Cove 773965 Dave Hughes 716659

Lancaster Canal from Galgate to Glasson Dock. Towpath, old railway track 5.5m easy. (option to walk into Lancaster, extra 4m to be picked up at Sainsbury's cafe)

09:15 Broughton Square, 09:30 Greenodd, 1030 Galgate, near M6 Junction 33 (meeting point to be confirmed)

 

15  Sat 23 May 2020 - Ricky Rushton

A coffin Route

16  Thu 11 Jun 2020 - Mervyn Cooper 582379

Torver Stone Circles for Olympic Year. Enclosures, burial cairns and kilns. 6m moderate

10:00 Broughton Square 10:30 10:30 Torver Parish Rooms

Walk Reports

Last walk:

Sat 14th Sep 2019: Coniston coppermines - Mark Hatton

A select group of seven (and three dogs) set of to walk round the coppermines with Mark today. We were told loads of interesting facts about the five hundred years of mining we know about and the potential for thousands of years since the bronze age residents of Coniston probably made use of the copper here. To put this into perspective, Dave and I who have wandered extensively here for over forty years saw things we had never noticed before.

We ventured into the dark twice to see the sheaved wheel and Old Engine shaft near the wheel pit high up towards Red Dell and again to see the blue shaft near the entrance to Courtney’s cross cut.

At lunch Mark read us stories. We heard a description of conditions underground from the mine doctor writing in the early nineteenth century, heard about the distribution of poor Mr Millican’s entrails when he fell into the wheel and heard about the American student who failed to reach the other side while attempting to jump across deep workings.

To find out more about the mines, don’t miss Mark’s coming talk in a couple of weeks.

Stephe

 

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