Per­fect pint to end trek

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Theguide -

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.

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