Holme, Cumbria.


The July coach ramble from Holme, Cumbria was very well supported and we welcomed a few new faces. After a grey, damp start from Wigan the weather improved to provide a perfect Summer’s day. Peter Wilson led a group of 18 on a flat 8 mile ramble, heading North along the Lancaster Canal to Farleton and then West to cross the A6 and bridges over the River Bela and the railway. After stretches of undergrowth they returned to Holme via the village of Beetham.

Frank Atherton led a 4.5 mile walk along the Lancaster Canal south towards Burton in Kendal and the return by Slape Lane and Clawthorpe. 17 ramblers enjoyed the beautiful countryside and the canal, in spite of battling with abundant “summer growth” along Slape Lane.

Phil Bullen had done 2 recces for the 5 mile walk up to Farleton Knott. After the climb the group of 13 were able to enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding fells from Ingleborough in Yorkshire to Black Combe in Lakeland. They returned by Newbiggin to Holme and the Smithy Inn, where we all enjoyed a welcome drink and a sit down in the beer garden after another successful coach ramble.