|Walk:||Ashes Lane, Dales Way, Potter Tarn, Gurnal Dubs, Latchbank and Bowston|
|Start Point:||End of Ashes Lane||Grid Reference:||SD 474 966|
|Distance:||10.7 miles||Ascent:||1,360 feet|
|Weather:||Glorious morning, bright, cold and very little wind.|
|Comments:||We met a bunch of youngsters on a pre-
Duke of Edinburgh taster walk, carrying huge, heavy rucksacks,
walking the Dales Way to Kendal. Norman's first thoughts were that
they were carrying big lunches. Next excitement was an unprovoked
attack by 2 angry geese, white ones at that. Absolutely fearless,
even when prodded and struck with poles, kicked, and spoken sharply
to. June, of course, stood up for them (abandoned in the egg,
fostered, poor diet). Now waiting for the inevitable law suits - but
the geese flew off before we could get their names. Wouldn't
recognise them in a line up either.
It was a relatively straightforward climb to Potter Tarn for lunch - until Brenda said she didn't want to climb further on a big meal. So we lunched at Gurnal Dubs with splendid views all round, the peaks covered in snow and a sparkle in the air.
The descent was uneventful, through farmland and riverside woods to Burneside and Bowstone, a couple more fields and a railway bridge before a scamper across the main road to the cars. Must have been tired, nearly everyone had stopped talking by then. 18 got back, the same number we started with.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Group sets off along Ashes Lane . . .
and past Ashes
River Kent . . .
and a coffee stop
Crossing the river near Hagg Foot
On the climb up to . . .
Potter Tarn . . .
and the up to . . .
Gurnal Dubs . . .
A tranquil scene as we leave . . .
along the Green Lane past Potter Fell
Descending with unusual hill, or is it a mound
Back along the River Kent, with wier, near Burneside
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