Perfect pint to end trek
HALTON Ramblers visited Staveley, in Cumbria on Sunday, September 30.
Walkers from the Halton area like to visit the Lake District National Park, and for their recent walks programme they travelled to the village to walk a range of routes.
Although as small village in a picturesque setting it supports a diverse range of industry. It was once renowned for it’s woodworking industry, due to it’s location.
The name Staveley is derived from this industry literally meaning ‘field of staffs’ there are still carpenters in the village.
The village also has its own brewery, the Hawkshead Brewery, which has been brewing traditional styles of beer with a modern twist for many years.
It has a large cycle store and a specialist outdoor clothing and equipment store.
The village is situated in the lower lakes between Kendal and Windermere, where the River Kent and the River Gowan converge, and has many paths and cycle ways for the outdoor enthusiasts.
The walkers had four walks to choose from, all of different lengths and challenges to match all abilities.
Eric Fenney led the hardest of the walks, planned at 15 miles and an ascent of 3,200ft.
Eric had planned to complete the parts of the Kentmere Horseshoe which they did not do earlier in the year.
The Kentmere Horseshoe, also known as the Kentmere round, is one of the longest and most remote walks in the Lake District, heading out towards Longsleddle to take paths up to Shipman Knotts and onto Kentmere Pike then Harter Fell – from this point having great views of Small Water, Blea Water and Haweswater.