Sunday, 4th March 2012
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Preparing to leave the car park at plain Quarry
Ray is suitably equipped to cope with the heavy rain . . .
as we head towards Dalton Park
Who threw that Boulder?
Heading through the park towards . . .
Burton in Kendal
where this old lamppost has stood since . . .
Robb and Ray check out the topograph to identify Lakeland fells in the distance
Later on our leader (John Leyland) makes his bid to lead the muddiest walk in 2012
Sheila tries the edge but it's no use . . .
as John is clearly in the lead so far this year
Soon we reached Holme Park quarry which will be a working quarry until 2021 . . .
before being landscaped and returned to nature
Some benches provide a good opportunity for elevenses . . .
before we set off again to climb Farleton Knott . . .
by which time the weather had cleared enough to reveal views of the snow covered Barbon Fells . . .
which can be seen beyond the cairn
Then it's off again . . .
to reach Newbiggin Crags . . .
which are quite steep in places
To our surprise a lone horseman approaches Farleton Knott summit . . .
and as we press on we are reminded that this area was once the seabed!!!
Nice views towards Yorkshire as we head for . . .
the limestone grikes
of Newbiggin Crag
Soon the weather closes in once more . . .
as the snow begins to fall in the strengthening wind
Trees grow from the crags in the more sheltered spots . . .
as we head back to the car park through Hutton Roof park