Great way in Lakes...
The group descended down the Nan Bield Pass to the village of Kentmere, then the long return to Staveley along good tracks and paths.
The next level of walk was the B walk at 11.5 miles led by Marj Halliday.
The group climbed steadily up to Brunt Knot farm and then took paths over the fell to descend at Nether House Farm, walking on to Cocks Close before their second climb of the day to Gurral Dubs and Potter Tarn.
For their return journey they took field paths and some country lanes until they came to Haggs Foot bridge on the River Kent, now newly built. They were able to cross and follow the riverside path back into Staveley.
Val Hennessey led a moderate C walk of 8.75 miles guiding her group up to Potters Tarn and Gurral Dubs.
Their descent took them through fields and country lanes to the village of Bowston, where they joined the Dales Way along the River Kent to Staveley.
Jacqueline Shepherd headed out the same way with her D party, having a short climb before they descended to paths along the River Kent and to the village of Bowston, following the Dales Way back into Staveley village.
The weather forecast was not brilliant and the hikers did have some downpours but these resulted in the formation of some stunning rainbows
And to greet them in Staveley was a visit to the brewery, where most walkers partook in the sampling of its fine beers.
The group’s next trip is to Malham, a very popular venue.
To join the group phone the booking secretary on 07842 160 944 or visit the website at www.nmcramblers.org.uk