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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