Thursday, 24 May 2012

A-Walking: from Dandra Garth to Sedbergh

Our walks on Sunday, 20th May, all took place in the Garsdale/Dentdale areas. Each of the walks finished in the delightful town of Sedbergh. The A-Walk was led by Phil Barker (pictured below).
A-Walk leader - Phil Barker

We set off from Dandra Garth (on the A684 road) at about 11:11 am. The initial part of our route began with a steep climb in a south-easterly direction up onto Peggy's Hill. From here we descended on a southerly bearing to the small village of Cowshill (where we crossed the River Dee) and then picked up the route of the Dales Way long-distance footpath.
We followed the route of the Dales Way until we reached Woman's Land. At this point we turned onto a south-westerly bearing and navigated a route to the stepping stones at {SD 724 849} where we crossed Deepdale Beck.
After the second (and final) major climb from Scow up along Nun House Outrake, we turned right into Green Lane - the highest point on the walk. Following this track in a westerly direction, we passed through South Lord's Land to arrive at a minor road - Barbondale Road. We left the road at {SD 683 864} and continued our descent from the high ground to arrive at Delicar.
We crossed back over the River Dee at Ellers and then re-joined the Dales Way at Gap {SD 667 900}. Following the long-distance path, in a north-westerly direction, we passed through Millthrop to reach Birks House. From here, a short north-easterly trek across the fields took us to our final destination in Sedbergh.
A selection of the photos that we took during today's walking expedition can be seen by clicking on the pink button below:

Many thanks to Jane Thompson and Phil Barker for taking the photographs.



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