Wednesday, 9th May 2012
||Swallow Mire, Pool Bank, Low Low Wood, Simpsons
Ground, Sow How Tarn, Ravens Barrow,
Cartmell Fell and Monument.
||Cartmell Fell Church
||SD 416 879
sunny at the start clouding over later
||Dorothy’s Bluebell Walk. Although the
walk was planned months ago the timing was spot on and coincided
with bluebells being in bloom. Many other wild flowers were also on
show and led to discussions as to their names. The song about forty
shades of green would be very appropriate because the the many
different trees that were bursting into leaf with varying shades of
Initially the twenty two ramblers, including a sprightly
octogenarian, crossed to the east of the River Winster before
walking south to Low Wood before re-crossing the Winster. After
passing through Cow Head Wood, which was smothered in wild flowers,
the group then started an ascent through Pattison How to reach
Simpson Ground Reservoir. After lunch the route went by Sow How Tarn
and Ravens Barrow to reach Cartmell Fell and the monument. At the
monument the group took a break to admire and drink in the
spectacular three hundred and sixty degree panorama before
descending a steep gradient back to Cartmell Church and the cars. An
ideal walk for both spring and autumn colours. Thank you leader.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
At Swallow Mire early in the walk
Round the bend to . . .
see the horses . . .
and then find somewhere to sit for coffee
Approaching the River Winster before ascending ot the distant fell
Marsh Marigolds on the River Winster
Ripe for renovation . . .
and with an open aspect
Ann walks the plank
This is what the previous building needs . . .
a new slate roof
Primroses in abundance
A panorama of fells
The group descends one of the many slopes
What is everyone looking at . . .
What - no boats
More Lakeland beauty
Upwards and onwards to . . .
This monument on Cartmell Fell
And then it's down . . .
to Cartmell Church
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