Sunday, 9th November 2008


Walk: A590, Town End, Yewbarrow, Witherslack Hall, Whitbarrow Scar, Lord's Seat (Outlying Fell), Horse Pasture Wood, Pether Pots, Rawsons, Beck Head
Start Point: On old road alongside A590 Grid Ref: SD 446 835
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 2,100 feet
Weather: A dull day with some light rain in the afternoon
Accompanied by:

John L (leader), Betsy, David, Ian, Karen, Marie, Ray and Mandy

Comments: With a poor forecast we were all expecting a rather wet day. After travelling through some heavy showers we were pleased that the rain had stopped by the time we reached the start point and only had short light showers in the afternoon. As this was Remembrance Sunday we found a suitable spot to have a coffee creak and observe the 2 minutes silence. We then continued up to Yewbarrow before heading down into the valley and up Whitbarrow Scar from where we could see the Lakeland Fell tops. It was then quite a long walk through woodland, on mossy and grassy paths over limestone pavement, eventually making our way round to Beck Head and back to the cars.


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Marie spots some 'Belted Galloways' - is this her favourite breed!


Checking out the cairns on Yewbarrow . . .


before heading off to Whitbarrow Scar


A colourful copse is highlighted against the trees on the Scar


As the time approaches 11am we stop for elevenses, and 2 minutes silence for Remembrance Sunday


Then the climb continues . . .


until we emerge in the Nature Reserve from where we can see Witherslack Hall and Yewbarrow


The trees are battered by the prevailing winds . . .


and we pause to identify the Lakeland Fell summits . . .


before continuing to Lord's Seat, the Outlying Fell on Whitbarrow Scar


One for the album


Ray, Mandy, David and Betsy choose the 'door seat' . . .


whilst Marie and David try out the 'inner sanctum' . . .


whilst Ian and Karen prefer the comfort of a back rest



Then it's time to get a closer view of the cliffs . . .


which are visible from the A6


The walk end with a colourful walk through the woods

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