|Walk:||Milnthorpe, Deer Park, Haverback, Fairy Steps, Limestone Link, Beetham Hall, Beetham, Deer Park, Milnthorpe|
|Start Point:||Milnthorpe car park||Grid Ref:||SD 495 814|
|Distance:||6 miles||Ascent:||900 feet|
|Weather:||A fine and sunny day|
Marie, led by me
|Comments:||Pleasant walk past Dallam Tower (hall) and through the deer park. Quite easy to follow the route and find the Fairy Steps. The myth is that if you can climb the steps without touching the sides the fairies will grant your wish. Took the wrong path when leaving the road just after Deepdale Farm and came across some very interesting sections of limestone pavement. Eventually got on to the correct path which led down past Beetham Hall. There was a herd of deer at the shelter in the deer park but they soon realised we were nearby and left.|
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Dallam Tower (Hall) near Milnthorpe
Will I get a wish?
Looking towards the coast from the top of the steps
Investigating the limestone pavement we accidentally found
The undergrowth was quite dense . . .
and the pavement was extensive
Emerging from the woods at Beetham Hall . . .
a 13th century medieval hall mixed in with later buildings and barns
Entering Beetham we were met by these picturesque cottages . . .
and leaving the village we passed the church
We spotted a couple of young deer in Dallam Park . . .
and more by the shelter
The youngsters soon spotted us and bounded off . . .
to join the rest of the group . . .
who had a quick look at us before leaving too
Heading back to Milnthorpe