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




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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