Sunday, 13th January 2008

             

      

 

Walk: Whitbarrow, limestone escarpment, Lord's Seat, Beck Head
Start Point: Lay-by behind former Derby Arms Grid Reference: SD 440 829
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 800 feet
Time:      
Weather: Heavier bursts of rain and blustery winds on and off were mixed with drier interludes
Comments: Nineteen members turned out despite the bad weather forecast which, on the day, turned out to be better than expected. Conditions underfoot were muddy and slippery especially on some of the paths where the limestone was exposed. Despite the conditions the walk was enjoyed by all and although visibility was far from excellent we were treated to some good views of the Kent estuary and Morecambe Bay.

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The limbo dancing competition gets underway as we overcome the first hurdle of the day . . .

 

and head off into the woods . . .

 

the very, very dense woods

 

Breaking out at last into open countryside . . .

 

we soon begin the ascent up Whitbarrow Scar

 

The path becomes much steeper as we head towards the top

 

Meanwhile, having run on ahead, Bill decides to wait for the group to catch up

 

Eventually we reach the summit cairn and admire the view . . .

 

before heading along the limestone escarpment . . .

 

to Beck Head where we get a good view of the River Kent . . .

 

and finally back to the cars

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