Wednesday, January 8th 2014

Walk: Jenny Brown's Point, Heald Brow, Silverdale Green, Eaves Wood and Elmslack.
Start Point: Silverdale Hotel Grid Reference: SD 460 748
Distance: 5.4 miles Ascent: 780 feet
Time: 3 hours    
Weather: A sunny morning clouding over early afternoon. No wind for a change.
Comments: On a glorious sunny morning twenty four people assembled at the Silverdale Hotel before using the Lancashire Coastal Path as they headed for Jenny Brown's Point via Jack Scout. The route includes a path along the beach, fortunately however, at this time of very high tides; the sea was well out in Morecambe Bay. A remaining chimney on the beach at Jenny Brown's Point is all that remains of a former copper smelting plant. The copper was used to make bronze, and eventually cannons. There was also a quay nearby, probably to allow for the shipment of the copper. A nearby breakwater, which came to light during severe storms in the late twentieth century, was probably there to protect the quay. Leaving the beach the group climbed up to Heald Brow before walking inland to Silverdale Green and through Eaves Wood returning through Elmslack to the Silverdale Hotel for lunch. Silverdale is a picturesque area with many parts being protected by The National Trust. Thank you leader.

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The walk started and ended here

 

Off to Jenny Brown's Point

 

Heading towards Jack Scout

 

Grange - across Morecambe Bay

 

A breakwater near to jenny Brown's Point

 

The rear guard

 

Access to the beach at Jack Scout

 

A National Trust area

 

Treading carefully along a rocky beach

 

The chimney is part of a former copper smelting plant

 

No smoke - no fire

 

Next stop Heald Brow

 

About to start a stiff climb up . . .

 

to . . .

 

Heald Brow . . .

 

for a coffee break

 

Time for meditation before . . .

 

moving on to Woodwell Cliff

 

Continuing the journey via a narrow stile

 

Fallen branches cause a problem . . .

 

but Alison's mum manages to limbo through

 

Creating ripples and washing boots at . . .

 

Bank Well

 

A wayside pump

 

A hidden ruin on King William's Hill - Eaves Wood

 

A woolly animal

 

The last leg of the walk . . .

 

along the coast . . .

 

via Bank House Farm

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