Wednesday, 29th July 2015

Walk: Waterslack, Hawes Water, Yealand Hall Allotments, Yealand Storrs and Leighton Moss
Start Point: Silverdale Golf Club Grid Reference: SD 475 751
Distance: 5.25 miles Ascent:  
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Dry with sunny intervals

The starting point was the Silverdale Golf Club which is opposite Silverdale railway station.  The route used a fraction of Silverdale’s many footpaths that offer a new vista around every corner.  Twenty plus adults and one child took part in the walk.  This is a limestone area and one or two of the limestone wall stiles were a bit on the narrow side.  Although there had been heavy rain in the days previous, the paths were reasonably dry.  A break was taken at Hawes Water, not to be confused with the one in the Lakes.  On odd occasions curious cows were entertained by the passing walkers.  The last stretch of the walk was through part of Leighton Moss Nature Reserve but the Bittern was unseen and unheard.  At the end of the walk the golf club provided good food and were well organised.  

A well seen to the east of The Row, Silverdale

A fine specimen - but what is it?

Information about Gait Barrows

This part of the group heeded the notice - they stopped looked and listened and let a train go through before crossing the railway

About to take a break at Hawse Water - not the one in the Lakes

Hawes Water and Challon Hall

On an incline heading for Yealand Hall Allotments

Still on the incline

One of the many tracks in the Silverdale area

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