Sunday, 30th September 2007


Walk: Cartmel, Over Ridge, Bigland Barrow (OF), Bigland Tarn, Cumbria Coastal Way, Cistercian Way, Cartmel
Start Point: Cartmel Priory Grid Ref: SD 379 787
Distance:  11 miles Ascent:  1,500 feet
Weather: A warm but rather cloudy day
Accompanied by:

Marie (recce lead by me)

Comments: An easy walk with gentle ascents and varied terrain. Some fields, woods and road walking but mainly on fell paths. The Cumbrian Coastal Path and the Cistercian Way form part of the walk. The path through the forest was very muddy and we had to sidetrack to find drier ground.


Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Haverthwaite Railway Station on the left, with stationary carriages on the Haverthwaite to Lakeside line


Looking South-east from the wartime lookout, and on the right the willow tree mentioned in Wainwright's Outlying Fells guide book


The unnamed tarn surrounded by vigorously growing bracken - no fishermen today


Bigland Tarn in the grounds of Bigland Hall, which is an equestrian centre


Bigland Tarn - again


Levens viaduct from the Cumbria Coastal path


Beautiful Autumn colours


'Turnip treat' time for the local sheep


Another view of the tree in splendid array

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