Wednesday, 1st July 2015

Walk: New Barns Bay, Arnside Park, Far Arnside, Heathwaite, Arnside Knott, Red Hills
Start Point: Ye Olde Fighting Cock, Arnside Grid Reference: SD 456 789
Distance: 5.1 miles Ascent: 640 feet
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Hot and sunny

On the hottest day of the year so far, 16 people set off carrying plenty of water along the shore to New Barns bay. We were then in the shade for a undulating walk through the woods of Arnside Park for about a mile before our break at Far Arnside. A climb up Heathwaite, which was partly shaded, led to more woods as we walked around Arnside Knott. Whilst crossing Red Hills in the sun we saw lots of orchids & other wild flowers before entering yet more woods on our way back towards Arnside & our lunch. All in all a good walk for a hot sunny day.

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