Sunday, 22nd April 2018

Walk: Starting from near the Derby Arms at Witherslack, our route took us to Latterbarrow Nature Reserve, Yewbarrow, Hagg Wood, Bell Rake, Slape Scars, Pether Pots, White Scar, Beck Head and Rocky Common.
Start Point: Roadside Grid Reference: SD 444 833
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 2,000 feet
Time: 6 hours
Weather: Changeable. Rain in the morning giving way to cool but dry conditions in the afternoon with some sun late on.
Comments:

An elite group of four took on the challenge of some muddy paths, some good paths, forest trails and wet slippery limestone.
A different type of walk from usual as a good proportion of the walk was through woodland, some on little used paths and some on limestone where care had to be taken.
The drier conditions in the afternoon helped us to dry off leaving a pleasant end to the walk

Parking on a rainy day on the old A590 to Barrow

It's still raining but we are now in Latterbarrow Nature Reserve

Time for our morning break

Yewbarrow. A Wainwright Outlying Fell and
not to be confusedwith Yewbarrow above Wast Water

Shelter from the rain perhaps!

Slape scar wood and approaching some tricky wet limestone

This tree appears to be growing
straight out of the limestone

Almost at the end and the bluebells are beginning to open up

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