Sunday, 9th November 2008

             

      

 

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
Time: 5.5 hours    
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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