|Walk:||Hutton Roof Crags, Farleton Fell|
|Start Point:||Plain Quarry car park||Grid Reference:||SD 552 761|
|Distance:||11 miles||Ascent:||1,000 feet|
|Weather:||Cold with light wind on fell tops. Snow in te morning, milder in the afternoon|
6 walkers joined the leader for a pleasant winter walk around the fells to the North West of Burton In Kendal. Walk started from the Parking Area at Plain Quarry heading NE to the hamlet of Hutton Roof where we ascended to Hutton Roof Crags passing Blasterfoot Gap and the Rakes. The ground was snow covered but the paths were disguisable and easy to follow. Stopping briefly for a quick tea break we continued north over the limestone pavements of Newbiggin Crags before reaching the highest point on Farleton Knott. (265m) After the usual group photos we descended the fell following a path down the NW slope of Farleton Fell. Our return route took us along the Lancaster Canal to the village of Holme where we took lunch and then on through Clawthorpe … Dalton and finally back to Plain Quarry.
Passing Park Wood Nature Reserve
This is where we are . . .
following the leader
even the sheep look cold
Heading off for New Biggin Crags
A winter scene - - - - wish I had a better camera
Limestone pavement with icing on top
Highpoint north of Holmepark Fell . . .
Arnside Knott in the distance above the low mist
Looking over the fell below
We're all still here - - - and cold too
The canal was lightly frozen
OK - who has got their bus pass?????