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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