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Weekend away in the Howgills. August 19th-22nd 2022

Seven of our members enjoyed a long weekend in the Howgills with two fairly strenuous walks in these unique hills, and some convivial evenings down the local hostelries. Most stayed in the welcoming Bed and Breakfast accommodation at Ash Hining Farm and another member at the Dalesman PH in Sedbergh.

Day one – Saturday (20th August 2022).

Starting at the B&B we walked to the Calf at 676 meters. There were good views towards the Yorkshire Dales on the first part of the walk, even though it was rather overcast.

It was a steady climb, made more challenging by a strong buffeting wind and we made the trig point in 45 mile an hour winds.

It was a relief to leave the wind behind as we made our way down, feeling a great sense of achievement as we looked back at the Calf.

We returned via the Dales Way, visiting the lovely church in Howgill for an

afternoon break.

Day two – Sunday (21st August 2022).

A linear walk, starting at the Cross Keys and walking up Cautley Spout, along the ridge and a steady climb to Calders at 674 meters, finishing with a descent into Sedbergh.

There was a steep climb alongside Cautley Spout giving us tremendous views over the glacial valley.

Earning us a well-deserved break!

It was a superb day weather wise and we could see for miles, towards the coast and Morecambe Bay, the Three Yorkshire peaks and all the Lake District fells. We finished the day with a much anticipated ice cream! Many thanks go to David P and Mark for organising such a good weekend with two spectacular walks. Photos by various members of the group.


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