Wednesday, 12th August 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Hampsfell
Start Point: Lindale Hill Grid Reference: SD 416 806
Distance: 7.25 miles Ascent: 900 feet
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Weather:  Dry, cloudy with occasional patches of sunshine and a cool brisk wind.
Comments: Thirteen people set off from Lindale uphill to join a field footpath which led ultimately to Eggerslack woods. Roughly maintaining our height we emerged after a mile and a half at Eden Mount going on to Spring Bank where we could join the open fell. A further mile took us to the summit hospice where we had lunch. The return was made through Hampsfield Allotments, which is undergoing a makeover to convert it to a nature reserve, and field footpaths. En route we encountered a bull, who seemed content enough amongst his cows, and a ''squeezer'' stile which would have caused problems for a catwalk model! We briefly joined the road to Cartmell before picking up a bridleway which took us back to Lindale.

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Lindale Church

 

Views from Lindale Church

 

Interesting rock formation . . .

 

as we go through Eggerslack Woods

 

 Path on side of a hill with quite an overhang, was it cut out of the rock?

 

Looking over Morecambe Bay

 

The group pauses before we climb Hampsfell . . .

 

for lunch at the refuge

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