Sunday, 21st February 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Garstang, Burns Farm, Grizedale Reservoirs, Fell End, Nicky Nook Trig Point & Grize Dale
Start Point: Garstang Riverside car park Grid Reference: SD 493 454
Distance: 10.25 miles Ascent: 1,400 feet
Time: 5.5 hours    
Weather: Early morning snow had cleared to leave a rather cloudy and cold day and too misty to appreciate the views.
Comments: Christine had to drop out due to an injured foot, and Sue agreed to lead the walk, proving the wisdom of having back up on the recce. 17 set off from the car park, with a light covering of snow along the old railway line, and over the fields to the main line railway and M6. After a short distance alongside the M6 there was a bit of roadwork along Keepers Lane and Eidsforth Lane before heading off to Burns Farm. Heading east past Burns Quarry Wood, Moor House and Moor Farm and with the Radio Masts to our right it was a steady descent past Barnacre and Grizedale Reservoirs with the impressive Bleasdale Fells to our right, until we came to Delph Lane. Heading north for approx half a mile we came to Grizedale Bridge where we stopped for lunch.
It was the on to Fell End before the climb to the Trig Point on Nicky Nook. After a brief pause it was back down to the frozen Grizedale Reservoir and down through the wooded Grize Dale. Heading back over the M6 and railway we crossed the fields to pick up the River Wyre which we followed back to the cars.

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We leave Garstang Car Park . . .

 

and the old railway line . . .

 

to walk along the M6 for a short distance . . .

 

and past Slack Farm.

 

Burns Farm, where some take the high route to miss the mud

 

Now what are those fells in the mist?

 

as we walk alongside Grizedale Lea Reservoir

 

Can't all get into the shelter for lunch . . .

 

but there are plenty of seats around the car park at Grizedale Bridge

 

Sue gives a pep talk before we set off again.

 

Going up to Nicky Nook

 

Group at a stone column (?) below the trig point.

 

  Brian & Bob at the trig point.

 

Frozen Grizedale Reservoir

 

Group all back down onto the Grize Dale path.

 

Yes we did

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