Tuesday 2nd. April 2013 - Walk from Scorton Picnic Site.


Today's walk started from Scorton picnic site and headed along field paths, past Sykes farm to a path skirting the foot of Harris End Fell. We followed this, first northwards, then in a north easterly direction to a permissive path, or rather land Rover Track, that would take us up Catshaw Fell to Grizedale Head.  

                                                ASCENDING  CATSHAW  FELL                                                                     CROSSING  GRIZEDALE  HEAD

The whole point of this walk is the superb views you get from it over Morecambe Bay and across to the Lake District. Today didn't disappoint as the spell of dry, clear weather we'd been having stayed with us all day. There was, however, a bitterly cold east wind blowing and we were glad of small quarry hole to shelter in for our lunch.                                   From Grizedale head our way took us westwards through dry, close cropped heather to the cairn at the summit of Harris End Fell.

                                            OUR  GROUP  ON  HARRIS  END  FELL                                                APPROACHING  FELL  END

It would have been a crime for us not to pause to take in the view, before taking the narrow path through heather, down to Grizedale Bridge and past Fell End and back to our cars.

Our group of 14 very much enjoyed the walk, although at the back of our minds we realised it could have been a whole lot different on a bad day.