Wednesday, 8th June 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Brookhouse, Caton, Caton Moor, Kirby Gill, Claughton, River Lune and Bull Beck.
Start Point: Bull Beck car park Caton Grid Reference: SD SD 542 650
Distance: 9 mls Ascent: 1,100 ft
Time: 5.25 hours    
Weather: Overcast, cool wind and sudden heavy showers in the morning mainly fine in the afternoon.
Comments: Departing the car park the leader took the group through Brookhouse and Caton before starting a gradual climb in the general direction of Littledale Road. From Littledale Road the group passed Moorgarth to join Quarry Road which climbs steadily to Caton Moor. Lunch was taken at a picnic site near to the wind farm on Caton Moor. Panoramic views of the Lune Valley and Morecambe Bay could be seen but a cold wind didnít encourage one to stay very long. With all the climbing out of the way the group took a level path past Moorcock Hall which is being re-furbished. Before descending via Kirby Gill the quarry and aerial ropeways serving the brickworks at Claughton could be seen. Notices advised that one should not pass below the buckets whilst they were in transit. Still descending, Claughton Hall could be seen on the left. Crossing the A683 at The Fenwick Arms the group took a field path to the River Lune before following it down stream towards Bull Beck. On the way a deviation had to be made because a footbridge is missing on FP 24 in Halton-with-Aughton. (It has been reported). A nice walk Ė a pity the weather was unkind. Thank you leader.

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Rosemary leads the way

 

A redundant stile

 

This path was used for a short distance

 

Brookhouse - church and pub

 

Jennifer makes friends

 

Lush pastureland

 

A six blade wind turbine perhaps

 

An impressive dwelling

 

How now brown cow

 

Landscape of the Lune Valley

 

The Lune Valley and Morecambe Bay

 

Hay making

 

Wot no bridge - reported to LCC 8th June

 

A deviation caused by the absence of a footbridge

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