Sunday, 14th February 2016

Walk: Hazleslack, Fairy Steps, Hale, Beetham, Storth, Sandside
Start Point: Promenade at Arnside Grid Reference: SD 457 789
Distance: 8.5 miles Ascent: 1,000 feet
Time: 5 hours
Weather: Sunny, cold, dry (very wet underfoot)
Comments: 16 Walkers took part on this walk starting from Arnside to the Limestone link and Hazelslack before ascending through the woods to the Fairy Steps where we had elevenses. From there it was down to Hale eventually reaching Beetham where we had lunch. Setting off again we climbed Wood Edge to go through Underlaid Wood to Storth where we picked up the disused railway back to Arnside.

Close up of the snow covered Lakeland Fells from Arnside

Hazleslack tower

Newborn lambs

This one was resting on Mums back!!

The top of "Fairy Steps" . . .

with a good view of Arnside and the bay

Lunch at Beetham . . .

where David chose to sit by the stocks

Beetham Church

Snowdrops in the woods on Beetham Fell . . .

and Crocuses by the roadside

Sandside on the way back to Arnside

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