Festivals 11 Burneside, Gurnal Dubs, Staveley Using Train

For: A leisurely family walk on grassy paths with a fairly easy uphill stretch (ascent of about 280m)

Duration: 5 hours including an hour at Gurnal Dubs for a circular walk round the tarn and a picnic. Optional stop over on return at cafe in Staveley.

Distance / Ascent: 6miles/10km, 920ft/280m

Grading: Moderate

Meeting Place: Kendal Railway Station

Meeting Time: Saturday 9th May at 9:35 am for 9:44 am train – buy tickets on the train. The return train leaves at 16:06 and arrives in Kendal at 16:14 (or 15:14 for speedy walkers). There are also buses back to Kendal.

Leader / Organisation: Jane Willis / U3A

Equipment: Boots, waterproofs, picnic lunch and drinks

Dogs: Yes – only if well behaved and on lead

Max No People: 20

Cost: £3+ rail fare. Return fare £3.90 adult, £1.95 child.

Description: We travel by train to Burneside where we pick up the Dales Way northwards, along a pretty stretch of the River Kent, through flowery meadows. We then climb steadily up and over to Gurnal Dubs for a picnic lunch. On our descent to Staveley there is an optional 1km extension through Craggy Woods (dens and swings for the children).


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