Sunday, 3rd March 2013

Walk: Ridding Wood, Uberash Plain, The Rakes, Hutton Roof, Hutton Roof Park and Dalton Park
Start Point: Spare ground, Burton in Kendal Grid Reference: SD 530 760
Distance: 8.75 miles Ascent: 1,400 feet
Time: 5.25 hours    
Weather: Mainly cloudy with sunny intervals and a cool breeze in open areas
Comments: The young lady leading the walk escorted another twenty one people over this area of limestone on a dry but cool day. Starting out on ancient tracks that passed through Areas of Special Scientific Interest the group headed gently upwards to cross Uberash Plain before dropping down into Hutton Roof (Hamlet). Returning from Hutton Roof the route passed through Hutton Roof Park before using mainly field paths to skirt around Dalton Park to reach the start point. Another enjoyable walk and what's more there was no mud clinging to ones boots.

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Location information


Dorothy leads the way through an area of Special scientific Interest


Sheila and Brian on a path across Uberash Plain


Time for a chin-wag in the woods


Nearing the highest point of the walk


Off to do some rock climbing perhaps . . .


not on your life - let's leave it to these two


The start of a steep descent . . .


but it did not stop three runners racing down at a steep pace


Roger has time for a chat


Precariously balanced - near to The Rakes


On the approach to Hutton Roof . . .


which is 252.25 miles from London


Information about Parks Wood, Hutton Roof


Mum crosses a wobbly bridge . . .


with her daughter close behind

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