Sunday, 15th May 2016

Walk: Holme, Burton in Kendal, Hutton Roof Crags, Clawthorpe Fell Quarry, Holmepark Fell
Start Point: On the outskirts of Holme, by the roadside Grid Reference: SD 524 789
Distance: 8.25 miles Ascent: 1,300 feet
Time: 5.5 hours
Weather: A sunny morning, stayed clear all of the way.
Comments: 14  walkers set out from the roadside car park on the outskirts of Holme. We followed the Lancaster Canal out to a point where we had to cross the M6 motorway. Once over the motorway we headed towards Burton in Kendal but never reaching the village. We stopped for coffee on the canal bridge crossing. Continuing on some roadwork we eventually reached the the Quarry where we had our lunch stop. After lunch we set our direction line for home and the village of Holme. Passing crow Trees and then a steep climb up and onto Hutton Roof Crags. Following a well worn track we passed Clowthorpe Fell Quarry, and Holmepark Fell a path which took us back to the Lancaster Canal north of Holme. Following the canal path again we eventually reached the village and our starting point. Good day out was had by all.

A hidden village on the canal

We check the canal history

At the M6 Motorway

Canal bridge for coffee

Wild Garlic forever

Not a vampire in sight

We meet a best friend

Another small friend hiding

The Leader guides his team . . .

to a stretch of roadwork

Quarry for lunch

Another bit of road

Park Wood Bluebells

Starting up Hutton Roof Crags

Out on the top

We find Dorothy meets Dorothy

Mrs Swan nesting

Mr Swan guarding

Seeing us off

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