Sunday, 4th November 2007

 

Walk: Cartmel, Over Ridge, Bigland Barrow (OF), Bigland Tarn, Cumbria Coastal Way, Cistercian Way, Cartmel
Start Point: Cartmel racecourse Grid Ref: SD 377 787
Distance:  10.5 miles Ascent:  1,400 feet
Weather: Quite clear views, mild with sunny spells
Accompanied by:

Marie, John D, Phil, John L, Ray, Mandy, Debbie, Sheila, Martin, Joyce, lead by me

Comments: Parked at the racecourse (now 2) as the area by the priory was full. Some of the paths were muddy but no worse than the last time we did the walk. There was hardly any wind and when the sun was out it was quite warm. The stops at Bigland Barrow and near Striber's allotment were well-timed and ideal places to sit. The walk took just 5 hours so we had an early journey home.

 

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Start of the walk through the woods next to the racecourse 

 

The mist still hangs in the valleys as we approach the unnamed tarn

 

Reflections in the un-named tarn

 

Exploring the wartime lookout tower - Bigland Barrow

 

Zooming in on the railway carriages on the Lakeside to Haverthwaite railway line

 

Elevenses on Bigland Barrow

 

Time to leave

 

Bigland Tarn

 

Boathouse

 

Bigland Tarn again

 

and again

 

Levens viaduct

 

Lunch stop - don't we look comfortable!

 

Collkield Woods

 

Racecourse car park with Priory behind

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