Warton Crag; Tuesday 12 Jan.16

Warton Crag. Tuesday 12th. January 2016

The Pictures:-

 To see who was on the walk click on the following picture:-

To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'here' then slideshow and full screen.

The Walk:-

Walk leader - Stan Bradshaw.

Although we've often walked from Warton Crag, we've never before done one of our Tuesday '10' mile walks from here, so it was interesting to see who, if any, turned up on the day. As it was the cars rolled in and 17 of us lined up for the walk. A pleasing number. It was nice to have John and Rosie with us, but we were sorry to see John was still suffering from the after effects of Lyme's Disease. So beware of sheep ticks this Summer!

The walk itself started off through the woods at the foot of Warton Crag and Potts Wood, to join Coach Road and Peter Lane on our way to the viewpoint in Leighton Park, overlooking Leighton Hall. Alas! Stan's seat is laid on it's back and is now no more - quite dead. Tears of sadness bravely pushed aside, we continued our walk down to Leighton Hall, and then across fields to Yealand Storrs. There were a couple of muddy gateways on this section, the only really muddy bits on the whole walk. After passing through Yealand Storrs we continued on through Yealand Allotment and, after bearing left before Hawes Water, crossed Red Bridge and along The Street to Silverdale Green (here we saw our first snowdrops of the year) and on to Scout Wood for our lunch break.

None of us could believe our luck. Up to now, not a raindrop in sight and hardly a breath of wind, and so it stayed for the rest of our walk. It was, therefore a happy group that carried on from our lunch stop, past Wolf House Galleries, Jack Scout, Jenny Brown's Point, Crag Foot and finally up onto Warton Crag to take in our best views of the day, before carefully descending to our cars. The GPS's told us we'd walked just short of 11 miles.