Sunday, 23rd March 2008

             

      

 

Walk: Leighton Moss, Yealand Storrs, Limestone Link, Fairy Steps, Arnside, Arnside Knott and Arnside Tower
Start Point: SD 478 751 Grid Reference: Roadside by Leighton Moss Reserve
Distance: 12.3 miles Ascent: 1,500 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: With a forecast for cold wintry showers we expected the worst. It turned out to be a cold day with some sunshine but no snow.
Comments: We started by walking through Leighton Moss, then paths for Yealand Storrs and Fell Foot caravan site. This leads to paths through woods which incorporate the Limestone Links path and the Fairy Steps. We continued on to Arnside for lunch then Arnside Knott and Arnside Tower. The last leg was around King William's Hill and the golf course.

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A wall stile provides seating for 3 at morning break . . .

 

while a sunny log has room for 4 thirsty walkers

 

On the limestone link path an opening in the trees is a perfect place for a group photo

 

We are all keen to try the Fairy Steps . . .

 

which make a perfect terrace for a photo 

 

John and Marie demonstrate how easy it is . . .

 

but can you do it without touching the sides?

 

You too can have a tower in your garden!

 

The Arnside to Grange railway line looks quiet today . . .

 

but by the time we had had lunch . . .

 

we saw (and heard) a train going across

 

Marching along the sands - no time to build sandcastles!

 

Looks like there is an ascent soon as Betsy adjusts her trekking poles

 

The snow-capped fells are picturesque . . .

 

but who can name each one?

 

Marie, John and Ray make sure they have got it right

 

Walking the higher fells would have been quite interesting!

 

Arnside Tower looks as bleak as ever

 

The lambs are frolicking in the sun . . .

 

and Mum shows off her offspring

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