Sunday, 5th April 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Park Wood, Hard Crag Wood, Beck Side, Sturdy’s, Head House, Broughton Lodge, Hospice on Hampsfell, Fell End.
Start Point: Cartmel Race Course Grid Reference: SD 376 787
Distance: 10.4 miles Ascent: 1,360 feet
Time: 5.5 hours    
Weather:

Dry with warm sunshine all day but a cool breeze.

Comments: On a sunny spring morning the group departed Cartmel Race Course for a pleasant ten mile walk over undulating but beautiful countryside. From their vantage points at the high points the group had spectacular panoramic views of: the Lakeland Fells; the River Kent Estuary and Arnside to the south; a distant Blackpool Tower on the west coast and the monument at Ulverston on the south of Morecambe Bay. On the way they saw wild daffodils, celandines, dandelions, an odd bluebell and some early Hawthorne blossom (or was it Blackthorn). The group also met Mr Toad who was loitering in the grass. A pleasant walk, in pleasant company. Thank you to the leader and back marker.

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Track to Howbarrow

 

To the hills . . .

 

An equine friend

 

Lime kiln at beck Side

 

Obligatory elevenses photo

 

Early blossom

 

'Follow the leader'

 

White Moss Common

 

A fossil at White Moss Common

 

Rounded up!

 

St Peter's Church at Field Broughton

 

A bit of an ascent

 

Mr Toad

 

Our back-marker takes her place

 

Another lime kiln - at Hampsfield

 

Kent estuary

 

Photo-shoot at the Hospice

 

Hampsfell, towards the Lakeland Fells

 

Cartmel village . . .

 

which has its own pump

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