|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|
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
'Follow the leader'
White Moss Common
A fossil at White Moss Common
St Peter's Church at Field Broughton
A bit of an ascent
Our back-marker takes her place
Another lime kiln - at Hampsfield
Photo-shoot at the Hospice
Hampsfell, towards the Lakeland Fells
Cartmel village . . .
which has its own pump
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