Sun 2nd April – Gunnerside Gill & Swinner Gill

Description: A circular walk from Gunnerside in the Yorkshire Dales. From Gunnerside we initially follow the path through a small woodland before a fairly steep ascent up the Gill where we shall see some remains of the lead mining industry. We shall cross the beck over a small bridge and follow the obvious path which leads to part of the Coast to Coast path surrounded by open heather moorland. From here we head to Swinner Gill and back to Gunnerside.

Grade: Moderate (some rugged terrain and steep climbs)

Distance: Approx. 9 miles

Meet Time: 09.15 am
Start Time: 9:30 am
Time: Approx. 4- 5 hours

Start / Finish: Gunnerside – Postcode DL11 6LE

Car Parking: There is parking in the village although limited by the bridge. If these spaces are full further parking is on the road leading out of Gunnerside in the direction of Low Row.

Camping – if you wish to come the night before there is a campsite at Tan Hill, the highest pub in England. Approximately a 15 minute drive to the start of the walk. Camping is £5 and is described as ‘Wild Camping’. There is also rooms or mixed dorms.

Wild & Windy Camping at the Tan Hill Inn

Alternatively there is further camping in Reeth or Muker.

Reeth
http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=4974

Muker
http://www.ushagap.co.uk/

Leader: Hannah

Please let Hannah know in advance by 6.00 pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk (text 07815 604527)

If the conditions are bad I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk. If insufficient interest is shown in the walk it may be cancelled.