Sunday, 8th December 2013
Arnside Knott summit, Arnside Park, Far Arnside, Arnside Tower,
||Eaves Wood, Silverdale
||SD 471 759
||Overcast AM, Rain PM. Warm
for time of year.
||Seventeen people took part in this
figure of eight walk. The route started at Eaves Wood, where
woodland management was in progress, and skirted Elmslack before
heading for Middlebarrow Plain. There is a large caravan park on the
plain but there are many paths passing through it. The next port of
call was Arnside Tower. Then, from the Tower there was a steady gain
in height to reach the top of Arnside Knott. Unfortunately, due to
poor visibility, the Lake District and other scenic areas could not
be seen from this vantage point. On descending Arnside Knott the
rain made an appearance and did not cease for the rest of the day.
The route was then through Arnside Park, Far Arnside and with a
return to Arnside Tower. Leaving the Tower for a second time the
route was then by the way of Middlebarrow Wood and two railway
crossings at Waterslack before returning to Eaves Wood. Although the
group returned to their cars looking like drowned rats, they
appeared to have enjoyed the walk.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Woodland Management in Eaves Wood
Heading in the right direction for Arnside Tower
Off to do a bit of puffing and panting in Arnside Knott Wood . . .
but with a visit to Arnside Tower on the way
Arnside Knott where the puffing and panting took place
A backward glance whilst ascending Arnside Knott
The rain begins on the descent of Arnside Knott
Tip toeing through the leaves at Arnside Park
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