Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

Walk & Event Reports

Sunday 17th March 2019

A/B & C Walks

Kirkby Lonsdale Area

Leaders: Ian Rowley, Graham Bell, John McKay

A/B Report by Ian Rowley

Photos by Pete Rutland, Sharron Murray, John McKay, Joe Birney


A/B Walk Photos


C Walk Photos


Given the bad weather of the previous couple of days and a less than certain forecast it was a smaller than usual coachload that set off for Kirby Lonsdale. Twenty-five walkers made up combined A/B group that tackled this scenic round of Low Barbon Fell. A very brief shower greeted us at the start of the walk but the weather steadily improved and we remained dry for the rest of the walk. The walk was taken at a steady pace and there was time for a stop at the Red Rose caving centre at Bull Pot farm to contemplate the thirty or so miles of connected underground passages that lay below our feet. There didn’t appear to be much enthusiasm for a pot holing club holiday so we moved on to make the ascent of Brownthwaite Pike with it’s super–sized summit cairn. From here, as promised, it was downhill all the way following quiet lanes, ancient drovers tracks and a packhorse lane that bought us directly back to the waiting coach.