|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|
|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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