Sunday, 18th August 2013
||Jenny Brown's Point, Leighton Moss RSPB , Leighton
Hall, Warton Crag Beacon
||Quaker Stang car park
||SD 475 737
||Dry with sunny spells warm
to cool breeze
||From the car park the party of 11 set
off following the Lancashire coastal path across the marsh land over
to Jenny Browns point. We passed a chimney on the beach which dates
back to 1700's and is linked to copper smelting in days long gone.
We then followed the road in the direction of Silverdale passing the
National Trust reserve at Jack Scout and then on to the path above
the forested crags of Scout Wood. Emerging from the woods we took a
short break in Silverdale Green before continuing on, following the
footpath past Burton Well and across a wet field towards and across
Silverdale Golf Course. Fortunately there were not many golfers and
we managed to navigate across the lush fairways without incident.
Passing the converted station house at Silverdale station, we took a
comfort break courtesy of the RSPB at the reserve cafe. The route
then took us back through the marshlands following the bridle path
which ran across the moss amongst the reed beds and numerous bird
watchers making the most of the great weather. Onward to Leighton
Hall and lunch at the top of the hill above the grand residence. The
visibility was good and views were abundant over Morecombe Bay,
Silverdale and over to Grange. We were making good progress as we
headed to Warton Crag stopping briefly to admire the views from the
summit and an afternoon break by the summit beacon. A short trek
back to the car park via Crag Foot finished a good day out.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Waiting for Robb
Salt marsh lambs
Approaching the chimney - remnant of the copper smelting works circa 1800
Group at the chimney
Coffee stop near Silverdale
Eggs for breakfast!
Lunch stop, a bit breezy . . .
but a nice view of the Hall, Moss and Estuary
Peter Lane Kiln
Heysham from Warton Crag
Tea stop . . .
at the trig point, 163mtrs, on Warton Crag
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