Wednesday, 19th August 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Arnside Knott, Arnside Tower and the Pepper Pot
Start Point: Silverdale Hotel Grid Reference: SD 459 748
Distance: 5.5 miles Ascent: 820 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: Overcast and quite warm, humid, but stayed fine throughout.
Comments: 26 walkers completed the full walk and 3 took a more leisurely walk. The going was dry underfoot throughout and the route took us along well-made paths. We started the walk going northwards along the inland shore path as the tide was in. We then took the road for a short distance before reaching the Caravan Park where our path took us to the left and eventually ascended to reach the summit of Arnside Knott. The worst ascent was over, so we had an early coffee break and admired the view, but the Lakeland Fells were covered in a heavy mist.
We descended the Knott through the woods making our way towards Arnside Tower. The pace slowed somewhat as the blackberries were too much of a temptation! We had another slight ascent to reach the upper end of the Caravan Park where we took the path behind the Children’s Play Area, it isn’t very obvious. We walked through the woods and took a left path upwards onto the limestone pavement above the crags and found the Pepper Pot, much to everyone’s delight, where we posed for a group photograph. It was then an easy, gradual, descent down into Silverdale. Although we had to wait a little while for our meals to be served I think everyone was quite happy with the service and quality of the meals. During our meal it began to pour down! Thank you everyone for a lovely relaxed day.

Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Ann & Di discussing the weather at the early coffee stop at summit Arnside Knott

 

View over Lune Viaduct

 

Welcome drinks and Keith being thoughtful.

 

View over Grange. "Will it stay dry?"

 

Ann indicates 'Ladies Forward!'

 

Exiting woods below Arnside Knott

 

 I lost the group to Blackberry picking

 

Even more Blackberries

 

Passing Arnside Tower

 

Whole group, minus me, at the elusive Pepper Pot.

 

The Wednesday Walkers at the Pepper Pot

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