Sunday, 12th February 2012
||Latterbarrow, Witherslack, Yewbarrow, Witherslack
Hall, Whitbarrow Scar,
Lord's Seat, Raven's Lodge, Beck Head, Latterbarrow
||Roadside near Derby Arms
||SD 440 829
||Mild but misty with snow
||A total of 11 ramblers joined the leader,
including two renegades from the fours group and one visitor.
Unfortunately the forecast was for a misty day but at least there
was a respite from the recent very cold weather. The route headed
initially through Latterbarrow Nature Reserve and on to Yewbarrow.
From here there are usually good views in all directions - but not
today. Lawns Wood took us round past Witherslack Hall which is now a
private school. We then tackled the only steep climb of the day,
across the face of Whitbarrow Scar. A welcome break was taken at
Lords Seat, marked by a cairn with the inscription ' This Reserve
Commemorates Canon G. A. K. Hervey 1893-1967 Founder of the Lake
District Naturalists' Trust'. A pleasant path led us along the ridge
but the promised views of the Kent Valley were barely visible. After
making our way across open fell we headed into the woodland, past
Rawsons and along the woodland track to Beck Head. It was then along
snowy/muddy tracks to retrace our outward path through Latterbarrow.
A good day was had by all.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Walking through Latterbarrow Nature Reserve . . .
there is quite a covering of snow
Heading into Lawns Wood where Jim enjoys a 'downhill bit'
A lot of snow but it is quite mild
Witherslack Hall (School)
More snow to navigate
Climbing Whitbarrow Scar . . .
with views back down to the woods
We assemble at Lord's Seat, one of Wainwright's Outlying Fells . . .
before choosing a spot for lunch
One of the many wind blown trees
Kath poses on a wall stile
On the ridge, and its still misty . . .
and we have a misty view . . .
across the A590 and the River Kent
The snowman is beginning to disappear
Time for lunch in the woods
Boats and a landing stage - but no sailing today
Beck Head - where the water emerges from under the rock face
Beck Head House has some very interesting windows
No ducks today!
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