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    

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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