|Walk:||A590, Town End, Yewbarrow, Witherslack Hall, Whitbarrow Scar, Lord's Seat (Outlying Fell), Horse Pasture Wood, Pether Pots, Rawsons, Beck Head|
|Start Point:||On old road alongside A590||Grid Reference:||SD 446 835|
|Distance:||10 miles||Ascent:||2,100 feet|
|Weather:||Some light showers with fairly strong winds on the tops.|
|Comments:||With heavy rain forecast for the afternoon and showers in the morning it was a pleasant surprise when we only had light showers all day, and these did not spoil the views from the tops. As this was Remembrance Sunday, we had 2 minutes of silence on our way up to the top off Whitbarrow, it was also a good time to enjoy a brew.|
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Heading into the fields and we spot some 'Belted Galloways'
A short pause on Yewbarrow to discuss which is the highest cairn . . .
before heading towards Whitbarrow Scar
We pass a colourful copse . . .
as we approach the vertical face of the Scar
The time approaches 11am so we take our elevenses to coincide with the 2 minutes silence for Remembrance Sunday
Continuing uphill . . .
we soon get a view back to Witherslack Hall and Yewbarrow
The trees on the Nature Reserve take the full force of the prevailing wind
Nearing the top we try to name the Lakeland Fells - not easy from here
Lord's Seat is one of Wainwright's Outlying Fells
Looks like Hadrian might have been around here!
A handy barn . . .
provides the perfect place for lunch
10 out of 10 John!
We get a closer look . . .
at the limestone cliffs . . .
before heading back along a very colourful path
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