Scream Point - 1 April 2014

Walk from Scream Point

Where's Scream Point you may ask? Answer - a couple of miles North of Kendal, just off the A591.

When your walk leader is an Ex. Met. Office 'weather maker', the least you expect from her is a bright sunny day. This was certainly not the case as the majority of the group headed North up the M6 in rain, spray and low cloud, only to be confronted with long traffic delays at the Kendal turn off. But could this have been her April Fool? Because shortly after we had set out, now expecting the worst in cagoules and overtrousers, as if by magic, she drew back the clouds and the rest of the day was gloriously warm and sunny.

Due to late arrivals, we delayed the start of the walk a quarter of an hour or so before heading out over Cunswick Scar and along the ridge to Scout Scar. From there we descended into the Lyth Valley and made our way, on minor roads and footpaths, through Underbarrow, as far as Crosthwaite. From there our route became more complex, disorientating even those reasonably familiar with the area. What lovely countryside as we headed in a Northerly direction to eventually join the Dales Way, near Crag House. Now on the Dales Way and on paths familiar to most of us, we walked eastwards as far as Staveley, then alongside the River Kent as far as Cowan Head. From near there we made our way, climbing sreadily, back to our cars, crossing both the railway and the busy A591 en route.

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The walk itself was a little over 21 miles long, passing through lovely counrtyside and with fine views of the Cumbian Fells. Apart from the first half mile or so the weather could not have been better and was much appreciated by all taking part, 12 in all plus 'Paige the Pooch'.

Thanks Jaqui and not forgetting of course, willing assistant, hubby Ken.