Sunday 17 March 2019
A full day guided walk a part of a small group of no more than six people plus your guide to explore the beautiful range of green, grassy hills known as The Howgills and the pretty countryside surrounding them. This is in the part of Cumbria that has recently become part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
From the village of Ravonstonedale, we walk up into the hills to the high points of Green Bell (605m) and Randygill Top (615m). If it is a clear day, we'll enjoy wonderful panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. We then descend along a broad, grassy ridge that is known as Hooksey. The last few miles of the walk are lower level on country lanes and tracks, plus footpaths over fields including a crossing of Smardale Bridge which is on the Coast to Coast footpath route.
This is a hilly walk of about 11 miles/18km with approx. 665 metres of ascent over grassy terrain, some of which is pathless. It can be quite hard going, and a bit boggy in places.
The price is £38 per person for this walk. Please book and pay below.
We meet outside The Black Swan in the village of Ravonstonedale. Post Code CA17 4NG. Car parking is on the roadside in the village wherever you can find a space. There is a little triangular shaped parking area just up the road at a junction in front of the school.
Meet at 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the villages of Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen or Sedbergh are nearby.