|Walk:||Dallam Park, Haverback, Beetham Fell, Fairy Steps, Beetham Park, Beetham, Dallam Tower|
|Start Point:||Roadside near Milnthorpe Bridge||Grid Ref:||SD 489 813|
|Distance:||5.5 miles||Ascent:||1,040 feet|
|Weather:||Dry but overcast with a strong wind at times|
Joseph and Beth
|Comments:||Walking through the Deer Park we were fortunate enough to see quite a large herd of deer not too far away. The children had lots of fun exploring the Fairy Steps and trying to climb them without touching the sides - according to legend if you are able to do so the fairies will grant your wish! Making our way across the Limestone Link, through Beetham Park, we were thankful that there were waymarkers to keep us on the right track. Walking through Beetham we spotted a better parking spot just past the church on a now unused section of road. From there it was a short stroll past Dallam Tower and back to the car.|
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We were lucky to see quite a large herd of deer in the park . . .
some with quite large antlers . . .
and they were not too worried about us getting closer to them
Joseph concentrates on the route as we continue through the park . . .
and a bench makes the perfect spot for 'elevenses'
Posing on the Fairy Steps . . .
before stopping at the top for lunch
Watch out below!!!
Joseph nearly makes it to the top without touching the sides . . .
then helps Beth to get to the bottom . . .
so that she can try to get back up . . .
with a little help from big brother
who has now given up . . .
on not touching the sides!
He is quick to take a shot of a passing jet . . .
before capturing Grandma trying her luck!
I think it is this way!
What do you think Grandma?
The route takes us past moss covered limestone pavement . . .
as well as over open sections . . .
where we are glad . . .
that there are waymarkers to keep us on the correct path
Deep in conversation . . .
as we make our way out of Beetham Park . . .
and past Beetham Hall on the return route