Sunday, 5th October 2008

             

      

 

Walk: Colton, Bandrake Head, Furness Fells, Low Hay Bridge (& Nature Reserve), Bouth
Start Point: Rusland Hotel Lay by, off A590 Grid Reference: SD 326 844
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 1,200 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Sunny & blue sky, cool to start but warmed up nicely.
Comments: A bright, clear morning saw 16 walkers setting off across fields and woods to visit pretty little hamlets with fine views enhanced by the very clear air.

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We set off towards the woods

 

'My little pal' at Old Hall Farm

 

Woods and distant mountains

 

The Lakeland mountains stand out clearly

 

Looking north-west from Colton

 

Walking through Colton

 

Coffee time above Beckside Farm . . .

 

where we can look back to Colton, with the church on the hill

 

Bandrake Head from Sales Bank Wood

 

'Mine's a pint of white stuff'

 

Bandrake Head cottages

 

The Riggs

 

Whitestock Hall

 

Small Lake in the Nature Reserve, Low Hay Bridge

 

A sunny spot for afternoon tea

 

Black Knotts Plantation

 

Burn Knott, interesting 3 pitches to roof

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