Sunday, 29th September 2013

Walk: The Cistercian Way, Cumbria Coastal Way, Seatle Plantation, Hampsfield, Eggerslack Wood
Start Point: Grange-Over-Sands railway station Grid Reference: SD 412 782
Distance: 17 miles Ascent: 2,300 feet
Time: 7.25 hours    
Comments: 11 walkers enjoyed this walk in an area quite new to most. From Grange-Over-Sands we climbed to Hampsfell Hospice where there were stunning views across Morecambe Bay and to the Lakeland fells in the distance to the north. From here we dropped down to the picturesque village of Cartmel following well defined footpaths to the trig point on How Barrow. Again from here the views over the bay were quite stunning. We walked on past Bigland Tarn and around Back Reddings Allotment before returning via woodland and pristine farmland to Longlands Allotment from where we dropped back dawn to Grange-Over-Sands.

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As we climbed out of Eggerslack Wood there were clear views across to Arnside Park on the other side of the bay


Hampsfell Hospice


As we start to drop from the Hospice Cartmel comes into view


As we approached Cartmel the Lakeland Fells can be seen in the distance


We crossed Church Bridge in Cartmel


As we climbed up to How Barrow there were more stunning views over Cartmel Sands


The group poses at the How bridge trig point


The Coniston fells were always dominant on the skyline as we headed north


Views from Ellerside over Cartmel Sands to the Leven viaduct


We stopped for lunch on Bigland Heights


We skirted Bigland Tarn . . .


and the lake on Back Redding Allotments


As we climbed Longlands Allotment the Lakeland fells were at their clearest


Views from Longlands Allotment before dropping to Grange-Over-Sands

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