Wednesday, January 8th 2014
||Jenny Brown's Point, Heald Brow, Silverdale Green,
Eaves Wood and Elmslack.
||SD 460 748
||A sunny morning clouding
over early afternoon. No wind for a change.
||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.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
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 . . .
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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