|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|
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.|
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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!
The Lakeland Fells - but which is which?
Just out of the bath!
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