Sunday, 24th June 2012
||War memorial, Lentworth House, Long Bridge, Wyre Way
to the Weir on Abbeystead Res., Hinberry Wood, Strait Lane, Higher
Emmets, Long Lane, Lee bridge, Grizedale Bridge, Abbeystead Village,
Bank Wood, Far House Barn, Church.
||Abbeystead, Christ Church lay-by
||SD 551 545
||After a morning of heavy
showers the weather improved and became warm and sunny giving good
views over the fells though it was wet and muddy underfoot.
||This is a varied walk with many
interesting things to see apart from the fantastic landscape.
The “Shepherds’ Church has references to shepherds over the lych
gate and over the door and in the porch there are spaces for the
shepherds to hang their crooks. There are hand-crafted iron gates,
the plaque in memory of the Abbeystead disaster of 1984, Abbeystead
Hall, belonging to the Duke of Westminster and the weir definitely
has the WOW factor, especially after the heavy rain we have had this
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