Leisurely 9 miles / 14.5 km
Title of walk – Sallows and Sour Howes from Ings
Car Parking – next to Watermill Inn just off A591 in Ings, plenty of spaces on side of lanes adjacent to the Inn and just off A591. Its a very good pub as well for the end of the walk.
Meet time – 09:15
Start time – 09:30
Route – From Ings we take the quiet lane to Grassgarth and then follow the bridleway heading towards Kentmere. After a couple of miles we strike westwards across grassy terrain crossing a wall or two to Capple Howe and then onto Sour Howes which has good views of the Troutbeck Valley, we then head NE towards Sallows the second wainwright of the day, heading north from the summit we hit Garburn Pass route down to Kentmere Hall, and then take a very pleasant path alongside River Kent and Kentmere Reservoir to Browfoot and then The Heights making our way back to the road/lane, we started on.
Distance – 9 miles approx
Time – 5- 5.5 hours approx
Grade – Easy to moderate. The route follows roads, lanes and bridleways, but the mostly pathless moorland section over tussocky tough grass makes it moderate in that part, and one or two walls to cross with stiles – not ideal for dogs, but I will seek to avoid having to cross walls as much as possible.
Please text Damian on 07796654031 by 6pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk.
The walk leader reserves the right to modify the route or cancel the walk dependent on conditons.