Wednesday, 12th September 2007


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
Accompanied by:

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


Fairy Steps


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

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