Friday, 15th October 2010


Walk: Dunsop Bridge, Beatrix, Parrock Head, Newton, Knowlmere Manor
Start Point: Dunsop Bridge car park Grid Ref: SD 660 501
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 1,000 feet
Weather: Overcast with some hazy sunshine and a little light rain
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: This was the first walk since returning from America's Canyonlands and it was good to get out in the countryside again. It was an easy walk with no steep ascents but the route finding was a little tricky at times. The route was originally planned from Newton but the parking is much better at Dunsop Bridge - and it is free! I was glad that the walk wasn't any longer and felt tired as I drove home - must still be experiencing some jet lag!


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Highland cattle taking it easy


Who's got the Christmas tree lights?


The Autumn colours are creeping in


The bench is just too inviting . . .


so I decide to stop for lunch overlooking Newton


The owners of the Hare and Hounds barn . . .


provide some very helpful directions


A selection of the houses . . .


in Newton . . .


and by the 'Village Green'


A peaceful scene by Newton bridge . . .


and in the opposite direction, where the path goes


A slight ripple on the water breaks up the reflections


Giddy Bridge - and more Autumn colours


As I meet the Hodder again . . .


it makes a 90 degree turn


Lots of chimneys at Knowlmere Manor . . .


with a covered main entance


The iconic telephone box at Dunsop Bridge

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