Sizergh. Thurs. 6 AUG. 15

Sizergh Thursday 6th. August 2015

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 The walk today was published at short notice and only couple of days after another much longer Group walk. Consequently it was a group of only 7 that left the parking area near Sizergh Castle, on what was a disappointingly wet start. The route itself took us past Sizergh Castle and the tiny Helsington Church to Scout Scar, the jewel in the crown as far as views were concerned. We had early lunch at the shelter, situated towards the Northern end of the scar and known to all as 'The Mushroom'.

The rain by now had passed over and we were soon back to shorts and 'T' shirts, as we continued over Cunswick Scar towards a herd of cows lazily grazing around the summit cairn. After taking in the views of the Lakes Hills, now more or less clear of mist, we turned back on ourselves and took a path that crossed over the Kendal by-pass and across the golf course to seats and a fine viewpoint overlooking the town of Kendal, where we had what was described at the time as 'second lunch'.

Now fully refreshed we continued downhill, through some quaint alleyways, to the bustling Kendal town centre, where Tim our guest for the day, having travelled up that day from London for the walk, had to pop into a chemist shop for some drops to sort out an eye problem sustained on the walk. If truth be known, the views were just too spectacular for a Londoner to take in!

The final leg of our walk was along the riverside through Kendal, then along the line of the now filled in Kendal Canal, before dropping back down to the River Kent, which we followed for a couple of miles or so, before re-crossing it at the pedestrian suspension bridge. From there a short length of quiet road took us past the Strickland Arms to our cars. In all a walk of around 12.5 miles.