|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|
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