Tuesday, 29th March 2011

 

Walk: Barbon, Eskholme Pike, Castle Knott, Calf Top, Long Bank, Fell Side, River Lune, High Road
Start Point: Barbon Village Hall Grid Ref: SD 627 824
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 2,260 feet
Weather: Misty with intermittent drizzle
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: The forecast of early light rain clearing by lunch time was a little inaccurate as the drizzle continued well into the afternoon. However, it did give me the opportunity to test out the water resistance of a recently purchased pair of trousers, which passed with flying colours. The grassy terrain made for easy walking but, as will be seen from the photos, there was little to be seen on the way apart from mist!!

 

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St Bartholomew's Church was designed by the renowned Lancaster architects, Paley & Austin in the 19th century

 

A tree archway

 

From Eskholme Pike Barbon can just be seen through the mist

 

Another cairn points the way to . . .

 

Castle Knott with Calf Top just visible in the mist

 

From the trig point on Calf Top it is a 360 view - of mist!

 

A recently renovated Fellside

 

Mother and daughter enjoy the daffodils by the River Ribble

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