|Walk:||Middle Low Wood, Witherslack Hall, Park Wood, Witherslack Scar, Lord's Seat, Beck Head, Witherslack|
|Start Point:||Old road close to Derby Arms, Witherslack||Grid Reference:||SD 441 829|
|Distance:||9 miles||Ascent:||1,200 feet|
|Weather:||Dry and sunny for most of the day with very little wind.|
|Comments:||15 people comprising of 13 regular “4s”
and two dissidents from the “2s” took part in today’s walk. The walk
started through woodland before reaching open ground and eventually
Witherslack hall and school. From here a steep climb took us to the
top of Whitbarrow Scar. Unfortunately haze prevented the usual
superb views of the Lakeland fells but nevertheless there were good
views out towards Morecambe Bay and the viaduct at Arnside could be
Lunch was taken at a high vantage point on the scar before heading off to the Eastern end and the descent down to Beck Head. From there it was a pleasant stroll through fields and woodland back to the start point.
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Starting out through woodland
Passing evidence of coppicing along the way . . .
before eventually reaching open ground
These Belted Galloways seem content to enjoy the sunshine . . .
as does the group on the 'elevenses' stop
Potential new members follow us as we get underway again . . .
passing primroses on the wayside
The scar gets closer . . .
and soon it's onto the steep climb . . .
which eventually leads to . . .
open country . . .
and views of Witherslack Hall . . .
as we reach the summit cairn, Lord's Seat . . .
which is dedicated to the founder member of the Lake District Naturalist's Trust
The it's along the top to . . .
a good spot for lunch . . .
with a different view of Witherslack Hall
Once more on the move to the cairn . . .
where there is a view of the River Kent snaking its way to Morecambe Bay
Then it's down through the woods once more . . .
pausing to read the inscription on this seat before returning to the cars
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