Friday, 21st January 2011


Walk: Latterbarrow, Witherslack, Yewbarrow, Lord's Seat, Rawsons, Beck Head, Witherslack
Start Point: Roadside near Derby Arms Grid Ref: SD 440 829
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 1,570 feet
Weather: Very cold and frosty in woodland but sunny and clear on the ridges
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: Walking through Latterbarrow Reserve, with a heavy covering of frost, made for a picturesque scene. With the sun shining on Yewbarrow there were great views in all directions. As I continued north along the ridge and into Lawns Wood the air was, again, very cold. After taking the steep track up Whitbarrow Scar and onto Lord's Seat a well deserved lunch gave me time to examine and name the Lakeland Fells seen in the distance. From here I followed the ridge south and was rewarded by a great view of the River Kent meandering through the valley. Now it was time to explore over the fell and through the trees looking for a different way down. Eventually I met up with the bridle path by Rawsons Wood and followed this to Beck Head. From here I made my way across to Witherslack and back through Latterbarrow Reserve. A great walk on a glorious day.


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A white dusting covers everything in Latterbarrow Reserve . . .


but the sun shines on Yewbarrow with the Cartmel Fells to the West . . .


The Eastern and Far Eastern Fells to the North . . .


and Whitbarrow Scar to the West


Back in woodland . . .


and the air is really cold


Witherslack Hall School


Chapel Head Scar


Looking North from Lord's Seat . . .


and zooming in on The Langdale Pikes, amongst others . . .


and looking East to Levens


Walking back along the ridge . . .


a rock bound tree shows the direction of the wind


Looking back along the ridge - a great walk . . .


and down to Witherslack Hall School


The River Kent meanders down the valley


The bare face of White Scar


Buck House Wood


The water at Beck Head flows from below the rock


From Latterbarrow the late afternoon light catches Whitbarrow Scar


Driving home the glorious sunset warranted a stop . . .


to take a couple of photos

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