Sunday, 24th April 2011


Walk: Abbeystead, Tarnbrook, Tarnbrook Fell, Ward's Stone, Grit Fell, Clougha Pike, Hare Appletree, Tumbers Wood, Abbeystead
Start Point: Stoop's Bridge, Abbeystead Grid Ref: SD 563 543
Distance: 16 miles Ascent: 1,680 feet
Weather: Sunny with a light but cold breeze on exposed sections
Accompanied by:

Ian, Karen & Sheila

Comments: Ian led this walk as a recce for the programme but it was a little longer than expected! There was a good variety of terrain with the first half being mainly shooters' track and peat bog while the second half was through pasture land - covered in lush, long grass. There were great views in all directions though it was a little hazy in the distance. Seeing only a handful of walkers it was the perfect place to be on Easter Sunday.


Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Tarnbrook Wyre - rather depleted


A pleasant start to the walk . . .


but an unpleasant sight along the way


Heading through Tarnbrook . . .


before ascending the shooters' track . . .


where we stop for our morning coffee


Ian tries out a comfortable seat . . .


before inspecting the nearby trig point


Caton Moor wind farm


Looking across the estuary to Grange-Over-Sands


Ward's Stone, from which the summit takes its name . . .


and Ian & Karen check the map


Crossing a boggy Cabin Flat . . .


with a view back to Ward's Stone


'On the trail of the lonesome pine' . . .


but not in the 'Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia'


Heading across to . . .


Clougha Pike . . .


with views over Lancaster to Black Combe in the distance


Looking back to Clougha Pike


Unusually, the lamb headed for us until its mother called it back


A siesta in the shade


An unusual flock of sheep . . .


which could be Hebridean . . .


time for a stretch


Time to get up!


Pied wagtail


The Lakeland Fells - but which is which?


Just out of the bath!


Renovation project!

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