Sunday, 4th March 2012

Walk: Cowan-Head, Staveley Park, Barley Bridge, Potters Tarn, Mirefoot and Barbon House.
Start Point: Burneside Grid Reference: SD 506 957
Distance: 8.25 miles Ascent: 1,000 feet
Time: 5.25 hours    
Weather: Cool and overcast with a little sunshine. Sleet showers early afternoon.
Comments: Leaving a rainy Lancashire behind, eighteen souls joined the leader for a circular walk via Potters Tarn. Initially the route was flat and followed the River Kent upstream to Staveley. The hard work began at Barley Bridge where the path took a steep upward route to reach Potters Tarn. Here the group stopped for lunch and viewed the snow covered mountains of the Lakes and Howgills. The return to Burneside was mainly down hill and the group was treated to an odd shower of sleet on the way. An enjoyable walk and lucky with the weather.

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Leaving Burneside behind


One of many industrial weirs on the River Kenty


Following the River Kent from Burneside to Staveley


Accommodation by the River Kent


This is what playing golf does to your body


The group observes the scenery


Some of the scenery at Cowan Head


Voices of encouragement


Move over ewe, and make room for me!


Bill can't wait to climb this steep incline


Bill is still up i front . . .


followed by the leader and others


The views on the way up are worth the effort


A closer look


A level tree-lined field path


A rearward view on the way to Potters Tarn


A lunch time view from Potters Tarn


Roadside catkins


Brian Wright (1) demonstrates the art of stile climbing


Snow covered Howgills

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