Wednesday, 26th October 2011




Walk: Dalton Crags, Hutton Roof Crags, some of Limestone Link, Burton-in-Kendal and Dalton Park
Start Point: Dalton Lane Quarry car park Grid Reference: SD 553 726
Distance: 8.4 miles Ascent: 1,040 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Fine and sunny, warmish for time of the year, bit draughty on the crags.
Comments: From the Plain Quarry car park we climbed up through the woods to reach the open top of Dalton Crags and the trig point, for coffee. Here we met a ranger doing his monthly bird survey. He was surprised to see all of us as he normally saw very few people mid-week. It was then down through the undergrowth and limestone outgrowths of Hutton Roof Crags to find the Limestone Link path which took us to the Hutton Roof Road and up to the edge of Holmepark Fell for lunch. Back to the road for a while before turning off through Ridding and Pickles Woods, and Shape Lane to Burton-in-Kendal. A semi-circular loop took us through Dalton Park, Coat Green and Dalton Old Hall Farm back to Dalton Lane and the car park

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Sue briefs the group at the start


Making the way onto Hutton Roof Crags


View out to Morecambe Bay


Coffee stop at the trig point, 274 metres


Crossing Ploverlands


Heading down . . .


and down . . .


for the Limestone Link


Edge of Holmepark Fell


Pickles Wood


Burton-in-Kendal Millennium Topograph with the Lakeland Fells on the horizon


The Beast of Burton


Tea break in Dalton Park


Dalton Old Hall Farm


Majestic Autumn trees as we leave the park

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