Sunday, 8th June 2014

Walk: Garnett Bridge, Tenter Howe, Bridge End, Low House, Bannisdale Bridge, Rosil Bridge, Selside
Start Point: Lay-by A6 north of Kendal Grid Reference: SD 525 987
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 800 feet
Time: 5.5 hours
Weather: Warm and dry with good sunny spells
Comments: Eleven members turned out for this ten mile walk starting from a lay-by at Garnett Plain. A steep descent through fields took us down to the road and the short walk to Garnett Bridge. From there a pleasant valley walk roughly parallel to the river sprint took us to Tenter Howe and Bridge End to cross the road opposite Docker Nook.
Following the road for a while we eventually turned off left at Murthwaite to make the ascent up to Bannisdale Ridge and over to Bannisdale Bridge where we joined the old A6 road for a while before crossing the “new” A6 at Forest Hall to take a footpath through the fields once more.
From here it was a mixture of quiet lanes and tracks to Rossil Bridge and Selside that took us back to the start point and the cars. The weather was extremely pleasant all day apart from one hiccup during the afternoon stop when a short sharp shower had everyone scrambling to put on waterproofs! But fortunately the sun was out again 5 minutes later and the waterproofs were rapidly discarded. We were lucky with the weather judging by the thunderstorm we ran into as we neared home later that day.

Looking up Longsleddale

The river at Garnett Bridge . . .

where this bush grows out of one of the buildings

A contortionist tree!!

A dead tree

Approaching Nether House Farm . . .

and closer still

This unusaul cobweb-like material was in the hedgerows - any ideas?

Climbing up to Bannisdale

A moss covered wall on the old A6 road is highlighted by the dappled sunlight filtering through the trees

Some moss is spikey . . .

while some resembles a Christmas tree

I don't recall seeing an airfield round here!!

Roger takes the lead across the bridge

Fylde Ramblers afternoon tea stop perhaps??

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