|Walk:||Lancaster Canal, Burton-in-Kendal Priest Hutton & Keer Aquaduct.|
|Start Point:||Tewitfield – Longlands Hotel||Grid Reference:||SD 502 737|
|Distance:||8 miles||Ascent:||600 feet|
|Weather:||Cold, frosty and bright to start, becoming more cloudy later but remaining dry.|
|Comments:||Group of 26 set off at 10.00 am, heading north along the remnants of the Lancaster Canal that was cut off at Tewitfield when the M6 was built. At the Saltermire Bridge we crossed over the M6 to rejoin the canal on the other side of the motorway to continue to Moss Bridge where we left it to head for Burton-in-Kendal. It was then on to Dalton Park where we stopped for a coffee stop, with some festive mince pies & Bucks Fizz. On to Coat Green, Priest Hutton & Green Bank before rejoining the operational canal at Keer Bridge to head north back to Tewitfield.|
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Santa is 'Go' . . .
as the group gathers . . .
to set off along the remnants of the Lancaster Canal and the M6 . . .
past . . .
the derelict docks
Will they ever be reinstated as promised?
At least we can read about what they did
Re-grouping as we cross the M6
at Saltmire Bridge
Along the canal with New Biggin Crags and Holmepark Fell . . .
and Moss Bridge . . .
where we leave the canal
The stiles are very slippery today
Burton-in-Kendal from Hanging Hill . . .
and the Lakeland Fells as we look North
Leaving Burton-in-Kendal . . .
for . . .
Dalton Park . . .
and a coffee break . . .
where 'Father Christmas' dishes out the 'presents' . . .
full of Christmas spirit
A resident of Coat Green
Re-grouping again near Priest Hutton, with Upp Hill in the background
Old post box in Priest Hutton . . .
-with the insignia of Edward 7th?
Give us a tune Roger!
Hi Guys, what's this lot doing?
Ray, Mandy, Gary and Brian lead the way near Green Bank
Ingleborough is still keeping an eye on us
Back to the canal for the last leg to Tewitfield . . .
near the Keer aqueduct, 1797
South of Tewitfield the canal is operational . . .
with reflective and tranquil progress
Feeding on the edge
Garry's in charge
Daphne has a laugh
John and Bob are satisfied after a good meal
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