Sunday, 13th December 2009

             

            

 

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
Time: 4.25 hours    
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.

Scroll down to see photos of the walk

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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