8 Burneside, Gurnal Dubs and Staveley

Walk: From Burneside to Gurnal Dubs and Staveley - a linear walk using the 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.

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).

Meeting Place: Kendal Railway Station.

Meeting Time: Saturday at 9:15am for 9:24am train - buy tickets on the train. The return train leaves at 16:10 and arrives in Kendal at 16:14 (or 15:09 for speedy walkers). There are also buses back to Kendal. Times to be confirmed when timetables are confirmed.

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

Burneside Gurnal Dubbs