Friday, 9th January 2009


Walk: The Pepperpot (Eaves Wood), Arnside Tower, Arnside Knott, Arnside, Limestone Link, Gait Barrows Nature Reserve, Waterslack
Start Point: Eaves Wood car park Grid Ref: SD 471 759
Distance: 7.2 miles Ascent: 820 feet
Weather: Sunny to begin with but misty later on
Accompanied by:


Comments: Setting out from Eaves Wood car park it wasn't long before we came across waymarkers directing us to The Pepperpot standing on a limestone outcrop. With no further signs to guide our way through the maze of paths we headed off in the general direction of Arnside Tower and were pleased to quickly find ourselves on a path we had used on a previous walk in this area. After a brief pause at the Tower we continued on to Arnside Knott Wood and climbed up to the trig point. From here we decided to descent into Arnside where we resisted the temptation of pies from the bakery and ate our sandwiches on the 'prom'. After a spot of 'train spotting' we made our way past the station to the Limestone Link, which we followed for a short time before turning off towards  Gait Barrows Nature Reserve. From here it was a short walk behind Challan Hall and back to the car.


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Marie checks out the Pepperpot . . .


followed by Kath


Arnside Tower is looking rather sad these days


The trig point on Arnside Knott is hidden in the trees . . .


but you can find it if you know where to look


The unusual tree trunk appealed to us . . .


but is Marie practising for a part as Sampson?


We were surprised to find the path covered in ice so near to the water's edge


The train passes by as we eat lunch . . .


and another one returns just as we are leaving

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