|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|
|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.