Sunday, 10th February




Walk: River Kent, Frith Wood, Arnside Point, Arnside Park, Peel Tower, Arnside Knott, Black Dyke
Start Point: Arnside Pier Grid Reference: SD 457 789
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 500 feet
Time: 5.5 hours    
Weather: Bright, warming sunshine all day with mist burning off around 10.30am. Warm enough to walk without jackets.
Comments: A most enjoyable day due to the efforts of the leader, the weather and the terrain.  We headed downstream by the River Kent and passed through Frith Wood to reach Arnside Point, then on to Far Arnside. Whilst having elevenses we heard and saw the Tidal Bore heading for Arnside. We continued on to Middlebarrow Plain to pass the Peel Tower on the way to the summit of Arnside Knott for a glorious view and lunch.  After lunch we descended to Black Dyke and followed the railway South before heading for Hazelslack Tower. Just before the tower we deviated to follow a Reed lined ditch and returned by a disused railway track.

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Sandside, seen on the way to Arnside


Lifting mist at New Barns


The unclothed trees show off their trunks in Frith Wood


Sea view near Arnside Point


Coast walk near Far Arnside


A great spot for elevenses


The Tidal Bore heading for Arnside


I'll be the gate monitor this time


Arnside Peel Tower


Lunch on Arnside Knott


Join the queue - what a shame that we can't open the gate


Heading back along a reed-lined ditch

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