|Walk:||Middleton Fell and Lune Valley|
|Start Point:||Barbon||Grid Reference:||SD 630 824|
|Distance:||13.4 miles||Ascent:||2,300 feet|
|Weather:||A dry day with clear views and a cold wind on the fell tops|
|Comments:||10 set off from the village hall car
park on a fine day with patches of low cloud.
This varied walk involved a fairly strenuous climb up to a maximum height of 1999ft (Calf Top) from where we were rewarded by splendid views all around. Ingleborough (SE), the Forest of Bowland, Morecambe Bay and the Lancashire coast to the south. The Furness Peninsular (SW) and a panorama of the Lakeland fells (under thick cloud) to the west going round to the Howgills in the north with Sedbergh town nestling below them.
We followed the ridge off Calf Top swinging round and down to the Lune valley crossing farm land back to Barbon.
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Heading out from the Village Hall car park . . .
we pass Barbon Church on our way to . . .
Barbon Park . . .
with great views over the Lune Valley . . .
and back to Barbon
Our first rocky outcrop . . .
and the group gathers . . .
to take in the view . . .
over the Lune Valley
The wind is getting stronger . . .
on Castle Knott . . .
where more lowland views
Layers back on as we stop for morning coffee
The sun highlights the folds of the Howgills
The cairn on Calf Top . . .
doubles up as a camera tripod
The Howgills and Sedbergh
Stand on your head to read this one!
The path just touches on the banks . . .
of the River Lune
Time for a 'roundup' . . .
or should I say 'stampede'!
Tony makes a new friend . . .
while Phil tackles a boggy bit
Gathering the troops on our way back to the cars
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